'Festivals in Winchester' Photography Competition

This weekend, a new photography exhibition opens at City Space in Winchester Discovery Centre. The exhibition celebrates festivals in Winchester and showcases the work of local photographers. Running alongside the exhibition is a competition to find new photographers who have been inspired by Winchester’s festivals.

The City Council is keen to promote the District’s festivals to help the local economy make the most of the summer months, and the competition is seen as a perfect way to get local people involved in all the activities that will be taking place.


Cllr Dominic Hiscock, Winchester City Council Portfolio Holder for Economic Prosperity said: “We know from research over recent years that the festival season in Winchester contributes to the economic prosperity of the district. The council has been supporting the Festivals in Winchester group in promoting the city based arts festivals, and this year we are looking to broaden the focus of the marketing campaign to include festivals across the whole district.

Cllr Hiscock is hoping that the competition will inspire some memorable photographs of this year’s festivals and help to uncover new talent. He said: “We’re on the look-out for up-and-coming photographers to capture the best of this year’s festival season. The events can be small village fêtes, market town celebrations, or large scale events like Hat Fair and the
Winchester Festival. If you think you’ve got what it takes to capture the greatest moments of the festival season, this is a wonderful opportunity to share your talents and win a great prize in the process”


Competition details

Those wishing to enter the competition should take a selection of high resolution images of any of the festivals (maximum ten images per entrant) and submit them on disk to Winchester
Tourism by 31 August 2010. The team will review the entries and select the winners by 15 September 2010. Some of the best photos may be selected, with permission from the photographers, for Winchester City Council’s publicity materials.

Please send your disk to
Sarah Dack, Winchester Tourism, Winchester City Council, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SO23 9LJ.




A portrait shoot with multiple-award winning photographer Kin Ho. Kin’s photograph of Alexander McQueen has just been purchased by the National Gallery, so this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be captured for posterity by a master of portrait photography. www.kinho.com


Chef’s selection of five tapas at Hampshire Hospitality Award-winning El Sabio Tapas Bar and Restaurant,

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£25 gift voucher for Winchester Photographic in

St George’s Street


For inspiration, go along to ‘Festivals in Winchester: The Photographers’, a free exhibition running at Winchester Discovery Centre’s City Space gallery from Saturday 26 June to 25 July 2010. For festival events and timetables, visit www.festivalsinwinchester.co.uk