Putting parks in the picture

Can you picture what is best about Liverpool’s superb parks in what is a special year for them?

While the city’s 70 plus parks, gardens, recreation grounds, playgrounds and nature reserves always provide stunning views for photographers, the  events taking place in them this year have made them extra-special.

From the Giants “sleeping” in Newsham Park, to LIMF events, the 80th anniversary of Walton Hall Park and the Tour of Britain cyclists riding through Sefton Park it is going to be very busy year.

And photographers – from beginners to professionals – who capture images of the parks and green spaces, whether of major events or tranquil scenery, are being invited to submit them to this year’s parks photography competition.

There are three competition categories:

o  Countryside in the City
o  Parks are for People
o  Young person’s competition (entries under age-18)
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Shortlisted photographs will be featured in an exhibition and the 2015 Parks Calendar. Entries for the competition are now open and the closing date is 8 September.

Councillor Peter Mitchell Mayoral Lead for Parks said; “We have some wonderful parks and green spaces in our city and a lot of highly talented and creative people- it’s a winning formula for the parks photography competition.

“It always proves to be a very popular contest and with all the events taking place in the parks this year we are bound to get some great images and I don’t envy the judges in having to choose the winners.”

This year’s competition, which is organised by the Liverpool Parks Friends’ Forum in conjunction with the city council , is supported by Myerscough College.

Further information and entry detail are available at www.liverpool.gov.uk/parks
 

• A photo exhibition of previous competition entries is being held at World Museum (2nd floor) until 3 August, coinciding with Love Parks Week.