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Pebblebed Heath Conservation Trust Photography Competition

28/08/20

Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust are curating a valuable archive of images that mean something to those who use the heaths by launching a photography competition. 

However, this is by no means a competition for those with honed photography skills, this competition is open to all of those who use and enjoy the heaths. They are looking for photos that mean something to the people that took them, for a feeling that they give you or a memory that you hold on to. 

Most people have access to a camera or a mobile phone, which will hopeful encourage as many people to take part as possible. Whether you are an experienced photographer or a smart phone snapper, whether your photo captures den-building, sunrises, swimming dogs, a favourite stream or wildlife close up, all contributions will build up the story of this much-loved landscape. We hope as many people as possible will be inspired to share their own images of their heaths.

This project aims to get an insight into why the heaths are important to the people that choose to spend time here. As well as providing a valuable archive, we will shortlist images that communicate something personal and individual to create an online gallery. A selection of these images will then be used for the final stage of the project in collaboration with a photographer from Falmouth University; bringing images and words together into a series of pieces for an exhibition next year to celebrate the Pebblebed Heaths.

How to take part:

This isn’t a typical photography competition and we are not looking for the ‘perfect shot’, rather the sense of place or the moment or feeing it captures.

  • Snap a photo next time you are out on the heaths, scroll back on your phone or dig out something older from the photo album!
  • Each week look out for our social media posts, pop-up reminders across the heaths or weekly event listing on our website, to prompt you to contribute different types of image.
  • Share your photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #TheHeathsAndMe please set the privacy setting to public otherwise we may not be able to view your photo. Alternatively email it to mail@pebblebedheaths.org.uk please only email 1 photo (max 10MB) per week in JPG or PNG format and write ‘The Heaths and Me’ in the subject line.
  • Please include a sentence in your social media post or email to share why you chose this photo.

Head to their website for more info and terms and conditions:

https://www.pebblebedheaths.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/The-Heaths-and-Me-Photo-Project-2020-info-and-TCs-FINAL.pdf

Woodbury Common will hold many memories for our community, and we think we will turn up some interesting images! 

Good Luck!

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