If you’re a budding photographer with a passion for taking shots of our iconic Tide Mill, why not enter the Woodbridge Tide Mill Photo Competition 2021?

Open to amateur photographers and with a theme of: “Woodbridge Tide Mill on the Deben” entries close at noon on Monday 6th September 2021. Winners will be announced on Friday 17th September 2021 and the competition is sponsored by Marshall Hatchick Solicitors.

A first prize of £250 and a second prize of £100 are being offered, as well as a special prize of £100 for the best under 16 submission, sponsored by The Arts Society Woodbridge. The winner will also get an A2 Acrylic print of their winning picture courtesy of Suffolk Digital Printers.

The best photographs will feature in a high quality A4 calendar to be sold to raise funds for the Tide Mill Charity and due to go on sale on 1st October for £9.50.

Budding David Baileys are asked to submit up to three landscape jpg file between 1MB – 4MB online via the Tide Mill website.  Portrait images are discouraged as may require cropping to fit with the calendar format. All photographs by non-prize winners that appear in the calendar will earn their creators a £25 voucher to spend in the Tide Mill shop.

With over twenty entrants to-date, there’s still plenty of time to submit your best images and the winners will be chosen by a panel of local judges:

Eamonn McCabe – Award winning photographer currently freelancing, photographing mainly people in the arts for The Guardian but also other newspapers and magazines

Sarah Brown – award winning photographer and staff photographer for media group Archant Suffolk

John Carrington – Chair Woodbridge Tide Mill Trust

James Robbins – Sponsor Marshall Hatchick Solicitors’ representative

Jane Lynam – Sponsor The Arts Society Woodbridge representative

Sue Bale – Woodbridge Town Councillor

Áine Bethell – approaching the end of year 11 at Farlingaye High School and is a representative from Youth Voice Woodbridge.

John Carrington, Chair of the Woodbridge Tide Mill Charitable Trust commented “I don’t know why we haven’t done this before. The Mill must be one of the most photographed buildings in Woodbridge and it seems logical that we encourage that with a competition. The fact that we can then raise some funds for the charity by selling a calendar is a bonus. I would like to thank the headline sponsor Marshall Hatchick Solicitors as well as The Arts Society Woodbridge for encouraging young photographers with a prize and printers Suffolk Digital for adding an A2 print for the winner.”

Those wishing to enter the competition should submit their entries at woodbridgetidemill.org.uk/photo-competition

Photograph courtesy of Simon Ballard

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