Photography competition to bring Kesgrave community together

Sun, sea, sand and shade is the theme for the competition

Sun, sea, sand and shade is the theme for the competition - Credit: Su Anderson

A competition is being launched in Kesgrave to help bring together people in the community who have a love of photography.

The competition has been organised by Kesgrave resident Meghan Whincop, who said there is a gap in the town for people who enjoy the artistic activity.

“I have always had an interest in photography and no matter where I go my camera always come with me,” the 22-year-old said.

“I also noticed a lack of photography groups or clubs within the local area so felt it would be nice to do a photography competition and encourage the diverse local area to join in.”

The competition is open now, and is based around the theme of sunshine, sea, sand and shade, to tie in with the summer season.

A Facebook page has also been set up where people can chat with participants and join the cause, with the potential for further competitions in the future if the inaugural project is successful.

Miss Whincop added: “I am hoping that the competition will bring the community together, helping them to get to know other people in their area, creating new friendships and opportunities for us.

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“It will bring together a group of people from different backgrounds and cultures who all share one common factor, a love of photography.

“With the photos being taken in the local area it also helps us promote Kesgrave in our photography, therefore helping the community in turn, encouraging people to visit etc.

“In the future if we do well, we would like to be able to expand the competition to more areas (wider postcode range) and in turn be able to showcase the photography entries we have.”

The deadline for entries is September 7, with a full list of details and rules available online by visiting the Kesgrave Photography Competition Facebook page, or emailing meghanlouise1994@gmail.com

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