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Can you capture the ‘Sounds of Suffolk’ in this new photography competition?

PUBLISHED: 08:00 20 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:06 23 May 2017

Will the sounds of the beach feature in your entry?  Picture: TINA TUCKWELL

Will the sounds of the beach feature in your entry? Picture: TINA TUCKWELL

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Today we are helping to launch a new photography competition challenging readers to capture the ‘Sounds of Suffolk’.

Karen Finch of The Hearnig Care CentreKaren Finch of The Hearnig Care Centre

We want readers to photograph the wonderful sounds that can be found in and around the county - and, in particular, those that hearing impaired people may not otherwise hear and be missing out on.

We’re running the competition in conjunction with The Hearing Care Centre, based in Ipswich, and people have until July 30 to submit their entries.

Karen Finch, managing director of The Hearing Care Centre, said: “It could be a landscape with field of barley blowing in the wind; the seashore at Southwold, or a photograph of the bells at Bury St Edmunds Cathedral. In fact any picture which depicts the sounds of the county in a powerful way.

“People with good hearing often don’t realise the impact even mild hearing loss has on the enjoyment of ordinary things around us – we want our competition and the campaign to draw attention to some of the sounds that hard-of-hearing people cannot hear.

The Sounds of Suffolk competitionThe Sounds of Suffolk competition

“It can take years for some people to decide to do something about their hearing loss. It’s estimated that there are over 119,000 people in Suffolk who experience hearing loss, yet so many have yet to do anything about it. We want to get the message across that they really are missing out on life and can do something about it.”

Through the ‘Sounds of Suffolk’ competition, The Hearing Care Centre is trying to help raise awareness about untreated hearing loss and encourage sufferers to seek help - and at the same time highlight some of incredible sounds that can be found in and around our county.

There is a £250 prize for first place, £100 for second, and a Suffolk Magazine annual subscription for third.

People of any age can enter, and a maximum of two entries per person. All photos must be landscape orientated images, and unfortunately postal entries cannot be accepted.

Entries must be submitted via email and be labelled with the entrant’s name, address, phone number and the title/date/location of photograph. Images must be between 2MB and 8MB - larger files in size will not be accepted.

Terms and conditions can be found here.

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