Calling All Budding Photographers!

Northumberland County Scouts is running a Photography Challenge which is open to all sections.  The plan is to use some of the winning entries in a calendar for 2022. Each winning entry will receive a copy of the calendar and the calendar will be available to purchase. 

Over the next six months we will be posting two challenges at the beginning of each month, these challenges will cover different subject areas. There will be a description of each subject area and examples shown.

You must submit the original photograph, which must not be digitally altered or enhanced in any way.  

Submit your digital copy via Email

Hard copy submissions (if you use camera with film) can be posted to:

Ian Woods ACC Scouts, Scout House, 39 Horsley Avenue, Shiremoor, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE27 OUG.

Don’t forget you can use a camera with film, a digital camera, phone or any other photographic media device.

Four photographs will be chosen each month, one from each of four age groups. These age groups are Hedgehogs/Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers/Network.  If no appropriate photograph is received from one of the age groups we will select another from the submitted photographs across all age groups.

Members of the County Team will decide the final photographs which will be used for the calendar.

Please remember, do not submit any photographs which show personal information. As per GDPR any photograph which includes a person who is identifiable, consent must be gained. Please contact Ian Woods ACC Scouts for more information and a copy of the GDPR consent form.

If you submit a photograph you are automatically giving consent that it be published by Northumberland County Scouts.

Please include the following information when submitting any photographs. Photograph Subject, Young Person’s Name, Section, Scout Group and a copy of the GDPR consent form if required

The first two categories are:

ANIMALS – Photograph an animal, section of an animal or something which represents an animal (e.g. a bridle and saddle represents a horse).  This includes all members of the Animal Kingdom – fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and invertebrates (e.g. arthropods and arachnids)

MOTION – take a photograph that shows something in motion – blurring could be part of the desired effect.

The third and fourth subject areas are:

LIGHT – Use light creatively to take a photo – this could for example show refraction, reflection or shadow.

EMOTION – Choose a mood, emotion or feeling and take a photograph that conveys that feeling to others.

Please remember that you have until 2000hrs GMT on 24th March 2021 to submit photos for the first two subject areas. For the third and fourth subjects you can submit these up until 24th April 2000hrs GMT

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