Taster photographs courtesy of W.Mankelow & C.Taylor

Photography Competition

Here's your chance to have your photo judged by (amongst others) the great-great-great-grandson of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and win some fabulous prizes!

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Theme

The theme of the competition is What does the Didcot to Oxford railway mean to you?

Do you regularly travel along the line between Didcot and Oxford?
Do you live near the line?
Is there a favourite spot that means something to you?
Is your interest modern or heritage?

Be as creative as you like.
Have a look at our taster images on the left to get your creative juices flowing.

Categories

There are just two categories, aged 16 and under, and adult (over 16).
The competition is free to enter and is open to all ages and abilities, so there is no excuse not to have a go.

To enter

Entries can be sent between Good Friday the 19th April and midnight on the 30th May, with the winners being announced on the 14th June.

All you need do is attach your entry to an email and send it to 175yearsphotocomp@gmail.com stating your name, date and location the photograph was taken, and don't forget to tell us which category you are entering. Large digital files can be sent via WeTransfer.com
You can enter as many times as you wish, but please submit each image separately.

Get shooting, we look forward to seeing your entries!

Rules

  • Images may be digitally enhanced or amended, but any entry must be all your own work
  • Only digital images can be accepted
  • Submissions received outside the dates above will be ignored and not entered into the competition
  • The organisers will not be held responsible for the non receipt of an entry for any reason
  • By submitting an image, you are deemed to have agreed that the organisers of the competition may use the image for publicity purposes if they so wish
  • Winners will be judged on technical and artistic merit, and interpretation of the theme, with the judges decision being final
  • No correspondence will be entered into, save to notify winners and arrange for the presentation of prizes

Prizes

Exciting prizes to be won in both competition categories.

Adult (over 16)

First prize:
a ticket to a Timeline Events photography experience at Didcot Railway Centre, courtesy of Didcot Railway Centre
and an A2 fine art print of your entry
Second prize:
a meal voucher for £20 off two people dining at, and courtesy of, The Railway Inn at Culham
and an A3 fine art print of your entry
Third prize:
a copy of the photography book Ultimate Exposure, courtesy of William Mankelow
and an A4 fine art print of your entry

16 and under

First prize:
a family ticket for the Didcot Railway Centre, courtesy of Didcot Railway Centre
and an A2 fine art print of your entry
Second prize:
a meal voucher for £40 off four people dining at, and courtesy of, The Railway Inn at Culham
and an A3 fine art print of your entry
Third prize:
a copy of the photography book Ultimate Exposure, courtesy of William Mankelow
and an A4 fine art print of your entry

Fine art prints courtesy of Mpfineartprinting. Winners will be invited to the workshop at Culham to watch their print being produced.

Judges

Jim Noble, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s great-great-great grandson
Tim Dunn, railway historian and broadcaster
William Mankelow, creative photographer and podcast & video presenter
Daniel Taylor, travel photographer and company director

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A competition within the competition

There will be a very special Great Western Railway themed prize, donated by C.Taylor, for the first person to correctly identify where each of the taster photographs on the left were taken. The only clue you can have is that nine were taken locally - we don't want to make it too easy. Your photographs must of course either feature, or be associated with, the Didcot to Oxford railway line.
Same dates as for the main competition.
Email your entries to 175yearsphotocomp@gmail.com with TASTERS as the subject.

If nobody comes up with all the right answers, then the prize will go to the person with the most correct ones.
In the event of a tie, the email received earliest will win, so put your thinking caps on!

~~~ All answers, the winner and their prize will be seen on the RESULTS page ~~~

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