Anglia Afloat 2014 Photographic competition
PUBLISHED: 09:32 10 March 2014 | UPDATED: 10:44 17 March 2014
Get those cameras out and get snapping and send us your pictures and you could win super prizes!
How to enter
To enter you need to take some pictures (300dpi resolution) and then you need to send them in to us, preferably by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You may enter any number you like and as often as you want.
If you only have a bromide print (pictures from the past are acceptable so long as you can confirm you took them) you may mail it to us at your own risk: Photo Competition, Anglia Afloat; Archant Anglia, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 1RE.
We reserve the right to use pictures submitted (which will not be returned) in any edition of Anglia Afloat, whether they are short-listed for an award or not, but always confirming you as the photographer.
We accept entries only from amateur photographers and for the Young Person’s Award, you must confirm you were below 18 years of age when you took the picture/s.
Photographs: Ideally from within the Anglia Afloat coverage area, ie The Wash to the Thames, the Coast to the M1.
Closing date is 1st October. Judging will take place 3rd October. Prize winners informed that weekend and announced in the November / December issue of AA.
The categories are:
1. Anglia Afloat Mood Picture
Sunsets and dawns are daily – but can you get that very special picture of mood and boats? Still waters or seascapes… quiet moorings and peace. Send us your moodiest pictures.
2. Anglia Afloat Action Picture
Drama is what we seek. Spectacular racing, capsize, split second scenes. Or muscular motorboats fighting it out in rough seas? Or pictures that are different, charismatic, funny, sad.
3. Anglia Afloat Young Photographer
For photographers from age 8 to 18. If you are young, just getting into boats, or a teenager mad on boating, or a competent racer or you just potter – take pictures and send them us. It may be of your friends in boating scenes; smiles, drama, of places or subjects young or old.
4. Characters/People Afloat (New class for 2014)
The marine world is full of interesting people doing interesting things. There have always been characters connected with the waterfront, who are well worth a study.
5. Wildlife/animals Afloat (New class for 2014)
It may be a special picture of the seals off Blakeney Point, your favourite pet aboard your boat or larking in the water. It could be that part of your enjoyment of being afloat is watching the wildlife, why not share that enjoyment with the rest of us?
The prizes are:
1. Best Mood picture
Holiday aboard a vintage sailing barge moored at the legendary Pin Mill.
Twee Gebroeders or “TG” as she is affectionately known, is an 1897 Dutch Skutsje class sailing barge. She is 60 foot long and has a beautiful bespoke interior, which sleeps four in two cabins and a large rear cockpit for dining or just relaxing in the sunshine.
TG is well fitted out with little extras to tmake your holiday more enjoyable. Important is a nature bag which includes – binoculars, magnifying glasses, bug hunting equipment, identification books, crabbing lines and fishing rods to help children make the most of the environment. If the weather is wet there is a range of traditional board games, cards and a well-stocked library including the full set of Arthur Ransome Swallows and Amazons books.
• The holiday prize is a short break which can be taken at a weekend (Friday to Monday) or mid week (Monday to Friday) any time except peak holiday season. Holiday information: www.heritage-travel.co.uk
2. Best Action picture
Sail one of the Broad’s most iconic boats from the Hunters Yard Fleet courtesy of the Norfolk Heritage Fleet Trust.
Percy Hunter’s unique fleet of traditional, wooden, 1930’s sailing yachts known locally as Percy’s ‘Lovely Ladies’ is a fleet of vintage, gaff rigged, fixed keel sloop yachts equipped with self-tacking jibs. They have no engine or electric power; instead have oil lamps and a gas cooker and enjoy an enviable reputation for their superb sailing qualities! Because of the lack of engine you will need to have some sailing experience to be able to take one these ‘ole gals’ out or take a short course before doing so.
• For more information on sailing holidays, sailing tuition, half-decker sailing (day boats), skippered sails, RYA keelboat courses or sailing on the Norfolk Broads in general, call 01692 678263.
3. Young photographer of the year
Oh wow, what youngster wouldn’t want to win this fantastic compact Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 digital camera from Wex Photographic.
This is the very latest edition to join the Panasonic Travel Zoom range. This simple to use, sleek and easily portable camera features an impressive 20x Leica optical zoom lens, 50p full HD video recording, Wi-Fi connectivity and a massive 18.1 megapixel sensor.
Capture wide angle seascapes and group shots or zoom straight into the action without disturbing the subject. And to help you frame your pictures there’s a three inch touch LCD screen.
And to ensure you get the best out of your camera Wex Photographic photographers will teach you how to use it.
• For full spec and details visit www.wexphotographic.com
4. Characters/People Afloat
Musto, the Essex-based world leading manufacturer of sailing and outdoor clothing is generously offering the winner of the Characters/People Afloat class one of their top of the range Snug Blouson jackets, worth £120.
It comes in Beluga, Carbon, Cadet Blue, and Light Stone and is a winning combination of showerproof outer and warm lightweight fleece lining. It has zipped side or hand-warmer pockets and the jacket is ideal for watch keeping on those cool summer nights or for venturing ashore to the pub. They are hardwearing and washable.
• Visit www.Musto.com
5. Wildlife/Animals Afloat
The winner of this new category will receive wildlife watching optics courtesy of Cley Spy, Norfolk’s leading supplier of everything optical for the wildlife enthusiast.
The Taiga compact binocular from Opticron delivers a superior optical performance in a lightweight rubber armoured casing, featuring twist up style eyecups making them suitable for spectacle wearers, a minimum focus distance of 3m and a field of view of 5.2°. They come with a 10-year warranty. The Opticron Taiga successfully combines a visually sophisticated outer design with excellent ergonomics and class leading optical performance. The have 25mm objective lens, long eye-relief eyepieces and fully coated porro prism that delivers the best performance to price ratio in its class. Finished in twin textured soft black rubber covering, they are supplied complete in a neoprene case with lanyard and lens caps.
• For the full range of optical equipment available visit www.cleyspy.co.uk