‘Love your Lakes’ Photo Competition 2016



After the huge success of last year’s ‘Love your Lakes’ photo competition South West Lakes Trust and South West Water have decided to hold it again this year.
The competition, now in its fourth year, is to encourage people of all ages to make the most of the fantastic photo opportunities at their lakes across Devon, Cornwall and West Somerset. The lakes of the South West are popular among amateur and professional photographers alike and the opportunities are endless.
This year there will be three photo categories – ‘family fun’, ‘on the water’ and ‘feats of engineering’. Photos must be taken at one of South West Lakes Trust’s lakes. A fantastic prize of a photography master-class with photographer Richard Austin OR £250 will be awarded to the overall winning photograph, with £100 for each individual category winner. Runner-up prizes will also be awarded.
The ‘Love your Lakes’ photo competition is free to enter and will be judged by Andy Parsons, Chief Executive of South West Lakes Trust, Monica Read, Customer Relations and Business Development Director of South West Water and also a Trustee of South West Lakes Trust and last but at no means least renowned professional news and sport photographer Richard Austin.
Richard has been working at the top end of the newspaper and magazine industry for more than a quarter of a century. His photographs are used all over the world in newspapers and magazines, and as a modern day media photographer Richard has the ability to adapt his photographic work not only to news and sport but also in the expanding business world of Public Relations and Web Site photography.
Andy Parsons said: “Everyone in our area has a lake within thirty minutes’ drive of their home, providing an ideal setting for perfecting photography skills. Throughout the year the landscape changes, shadows lengthen and shorten and greenery appears and disappears, giving photographers the fascinating challenge of capturing their favourite locations in differing stages. I really look forward to judging the competition this year, knowing that it is a great leveller, open to people of all ages and abilities. Please feel encouraged to take a trip to a lake near you – you never know what wildlife you will encounter or how much fun it can be trying to capture that special scene.’
Monica Read added: “We’re pleased to be supporting South West Lakes Trust’s photo competition again this year with new categories including ‘On the water’, ‘Family fun’ and ‘Feats of engineering’. Every dam is an amazing feat of engineering and the lakes that they create provide lots of opportunities for family fun, whether that’s watersports or simply picnicking and enjoying the scenery. Take your camera with you, send us your best pictures and I look forward to seeing the results in the autumn.”
Please send your photos to rvine@swlakestrust.org.uk.
For more information contact Rosie Vine, South West Lakes Trust Communications Manager via email rvine@swlakestrust.org.uk or call 01566 771930.
Photo competition closing date: 30 September 2016
Terms and conditions:
• By entering, you are giving permission for your photos to be displayed and /or published in connection with South West Lakes Trust and South West Water publicity and publications. Whenever your image is published by South West Lakes Trust and South West Water you will be credited where possible. Failure to publish a credit due to error or oversight shall not be deemed a breach of this condition.

• South West Lakes Trust and South West Water employees and family of employees are ineligible to participate.

• Images must be a minimum of 1MB

• Please enter a maximum of one photo per category