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Feeling Snappy? Enter the Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s Photographic Competition

The Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums are calling all amateur photographers. This year, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, the Friends have launched an exciting new photographic competition with some great prizes.


There’s no doubt that the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge is the perfect inspiration for some amazing photographs. Perhaps you have taken a stunning image of the Iron Bridge in snow? Or a stylish snap of some Victorians at Blists Hill? Or maybe your camera captured the moment a deer ran across your path in Lloyd’s Coppice?  Using the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site as the theme, entrants can submit a maximum of three prints (maximum size A4) taken in 2010-2011.


There are three age groups for entries: under 11 years, 11-17 years, and 18 years and over. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winner and runner up in each category: £50 and £25 for the under 11s, £75 and £25 for 11-17 years, and £100 and £25 for over 18s.  The competition is open to amateur photographers only.


Sheila Black, Chairman of the Friends, said: “We are keen to encourage people from all over the region and both young and old to enter this competition. I am sure that many keen photographers out there have some fantastic images of the people, monuments and scenery of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site which really shows it at its best.”


The closing date for the competition is 31 July 2011 and judging will be done in consultation with the Wrekin Arts Photographic Club.


Prizes will be awarded at a special presentation evening in September and a selection of the winning entries will be displayed in the Footprint Gallery at Jackfield Tile Museum as part of the World Heritage Site 25th Anniversary exhibition. The winners will also be featured in the Ironbridge quarterly magazine.


All entries should be sent to Judy Mondon, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Coalbrookdale, Telford, TF8 7DQ.  Terms and conditions apply – see for details


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