Don’t Forget the Pigeon Post Photo Competition

Don’t forget to start thinking about your entry for the Pigeon Post photo competition – closing date 31st August

As previously there are two age categories:

Junior:                   Up to 16 years old on 1st June 2017

Senior:                   Over 16 years old on 1st June 2017

The complete rules are available on the Pigeon Post page of the village website and are also printed on the back of the entry forms. The main points are:

  • Photos must have been taken in Starston, or in any parish that shares a border with Starston, sometime between September 2016 and August 2017.
  • Each person can enter up to a maximum of 3 photos but each will be judged as a single entry (i.e. not as a group). Multiple entries will be grouped with a code letter so the judge knows they come from the same photographer but all entries will be anonymous.
  • Each photo must have a title and must be a single photo. It may be cropped if necessary but composite pictures will not be permitted.
  • Entries can be printed (maximum size 10” x 8”) or emailed to the Pigeon Post Editor. Please see Notes below for entries delivered electronically.
  • An entry form with the photographer’s name and a title for the picture must accompany each separate photo. We would like to know what kind of device was used to take the picture. This information will NOT be passed to the judge.
  • Anyone who has ever sold a photograph for money is not eligible to enter.
  • The closing date for entries is 31st August 2017.

There will be 2 prizes in each category. £20 for the winner and £10 for the runner-up for both the main competition and the village competition. Winning entries will appear in Pigeon Post and on the Starston Village website.

Entry forms can be obtained from Michael Bartlett or Sue Moore or downloaded from the Pigeon Post page on the village web site. Photos, together with an Entry Form, should be sent to Michael Bartlett by post or email.

Please Note: Although you can email your photos if you wish, please be aware that we have to have a print to send to the judge. If you do not have the facilities to print your own photo then we can arrange to have it printed for you at a cost of £3.00 each. We will do our best to make sure that any prints we produce on your behalf are as good quality as possible but this will depend on the size of the image and also the extent of compression used. Small files do not print well when enlarged for printing. As a rough guide, your image would need to be at least 2000 pixels along the long side to give acceptable quality as a 10″ by 8″ sized print, and to maintain the detail of such an image, you should not compress it below .3 Mb (300K).

As last year, the main competition will be judged by Frances Crickmore, wildlife photographer for the EDP. There will also be a village photo prize which will be judged on Saturday 30th September 2017 when all the photographs will be displayed in the Jubilee Hall. Anyone who comes can vote for their favourite one.

Starston Daleks 1

NOTE:  This picture is not one of this year’s entries…!