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D 15/2: Capture the Culture – Open Photography Competition #InstaEssex

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Essex County Council’s Cultural Development team has partnered with Abellio Greater Anglia, Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership and Network Rail’s London Liverpool Street Station to deliver #InstaEssex – a photography exhibition exploring culture across Essex.

We are looking for images that ‘Capture the Culture’ of Essex. Entrants are encouraged to interpret the theme ‘Capture the Culture’ as they like. The judging panel will be looking for images with an architectural or activity theme that captures part of the culture of Essex. If you need some inspiration take a look at the Explore Culture venues and events lists to get yourself started.

Deadline: Monday 15 February 2016

Competition winners will have their image displayed at Liverpool Street Station and at branch line stations across Essex.* From these winners the top three will win a cash prize:

  • 1st prize – £1000
  • 2nd prize – £500
  • 3rd prize – £250

Whether you’re an expert or amateur photographer, the competition is open to all, 9 or 90 years old, living in Essex or just visiting. The main requirements are that your image has been taken within the last 12 months and was taken in Essex. You must have taken the image yourself and own the rights to be able to enter the image. Please read further entry rules and requirements here.

Applicants can enter by clicking the ‘submit an entry’ button at the base of this page. Entrants fees are £5 per image (up to 4) or £15 for 5 images** Due to the display space at Liverpool Street Station applicants are requested to submit landscape images only and all images must have a resolution of at least 300dpi and will need to be able to be enlarged to at least A1 in size without pixelation.

The competition closes on Monday 15 February 2016, winners to be announced in early March 2016 and the exhibition will launch from the end of March – early July 2016 (dates tbc).

During the competition there will be free photography workshops held at branch line stations across Essex to help you take your best shot. Further details about these sessions can be found here.

If you dont want to submit your images into the competition but want to share what Essex Culture is to you tweet us your images and ideas to #InstaEssex or share them on Facebook, and Instagram.

Get clicking and good luck!

Submit your entry here

* For the purpose of this competition Essex will be defined as the borders of the 12 Districts, plus Unitary authority areas Southend and Thurrock, for more information to check which areas will be included please click here.

** All entrance fees will go towards the prize money of this competition