A snapshot of ‘Park life’

20130106-093247.jpgEnjoying the open air could help you win a share of £1,000 as Belfast City Council launches its sixth annual Belfast Parks Photographic Competition.

‘ParkLife’ is open to keen amateur photographers of all ages who are asked to submit favourite views and scenes of parks in Belfast selected from the following categories:

People in parks
Wildlife in our parks
Buildings and art

This year the competition is sponsored by John McQuillan (Contracts) Ltd.
Photos can range from people and wildlife in parks, including animals, trees, plants and horticultural displays to buildings and art including structures such as railings, gates, statues and sculptures.

Chairman of the Parks and Leisure Committee, Councillor Gerard McCabe, said: “Our parks play a vital role in the health and well being of the people who work and live in the city and of the visitors who use them; provide a rich source of landscape and built heritage; and contain a diverse range of habitats for wildlife.

“Entries for the competition increase each year and the standard of photos keeps rising, but with so many people having access to cameras, especially on their phones, a special moment can be captured very quickly.

“We get an amazing range of diverse photos and they are so good we mount a display of them in July, during Rose Week at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park.”

A list of parks can be found on our website at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/parks Photographs must have been taken after June 2012 from an area of the park available to the public and the closing date for this year’s entries is Friday, 17 May. To find out more about the competition and how to enter visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/parklife

Prize money will be awarded for the best photographs in each category and in addition there will be prizes for the best photos submitted by under-16s.

So, get snapping!

Post Author: Belfast Times