Photographers invited to snap up Arts Award 2007

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Photographers invited to snap up Arts Award 2007

Stroud District Council is inviting submissions from photographers in the Five Valleys for this year's Stroud District Arts Award for a chance to win a significant prize. Now in its third successful year, the award will celebrate and showcase photography to coincide with the first PhotoStroud Festival in October.

The winning photographer will be awarded a £2,000 commission to produce a body of new, exciting and original work, which will be exhibited and toured in the area and featured in a dedicated e-gallery. The best black-and-white image in the competition will be reproduced as a high-quality platinum print by Horsley-based and internationally renowned printmakers, 31 Studio.

In addition, Five Valleys Photography is generously offering a 10% discount on black-and-white processing and printing for entries to the Arts Award.

"There are no restrictions on what is photographed - we're simply looking for originality, outstanding imagery and a critical eye," said Councillor John Jeffreys. "We're anticipating enormous interest from all sections of the community."

The award is open to professional and amateur photographers living or working predominantly in Stroud District, and the shortlisted entries will be exhibited at the Museum-in-the-Park during the two-week festival. "The Award will attract national, as well as local interest in Stroud’s established and emerging photographic talent, and further help to put the area on the UK map for creative and innovative arts." said festival co-director, Carlos Ordonez.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 7th September and an artists' brief, giving details of the award, is available from Anne Boakes, Cultural Services, Stroud District Council, tel: 01453 754334 or by emailing A copy can also be downloaded

Posted : 17/07/2007 18:47:04

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