Book now for parks’ photo competition

A new chapter has opened for Liverpool’s popular parks photography competition.

The Liverpool Parks Friends Forum -a forum for all the Friends of Parks groups in the city- stages the annual competition which shows the best of Liverpool’s 70-plus parks, gardens, recreation grounds, playgrounds and nature reserves.

This year the competition is sponsored by The Reader Organisation, the Liverpool-based charity who make it possible for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to enjoy and actively engage with literature.

There are three categories, with special recognition given to any entries inspired by literature:
• Parks for All Seasons
• Parks and People
• Young People’s competition (entries under age-16)

Shortlisted photographs will feature in a public exhibition and in the city’s 2014 Parks Calendar. Category winners will receive a collection of books contributed by The Reader Organisation.

“We are very pleased that the Reader Organisation is sponsoring this year’s competition, said Councillor Peter Mitchell, Mayoral Lead on Parks and Open Spaces.

“This is always a very popular competition for photographers of all types – from beginners to those with a lot of experience, and this year there is an extra challenge

“The BBC recently featured an item about photographing wildlife in Sefton Park in their programme, Urban Jungle. I am convinced we have photographers in the city who can produce better photographs than those shown on the programme – whether it is of the wildlife or any other aspect of the parks.

So, start snapping – you cannot have a better subject than our parks and open spaces.”

The closing date for entries is 8 September 2013.

Details of the competition are available on the Liverpool Parks website
http://liverpool.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-events/parks-and-greenspaces/photography-competition/