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Competition to photograph Ilkley's Riverside Parks

For 2021 the Friends of Ilkley Riverside Parks is launching a photographic competition, your entry could be part of the groups 2022 Calendar.

Ilkley's Riverside is home to a huge range of wildlife, flora and fauna, so why not try capturing it and entering the competition?

Photographs should be taken in the area surrounding the River Wharfe as it passes through Ilkley between Ilkley Tennis Club and Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits Nature Reserve on Coutances way. Photographs do not need to feature the river however they should be taken in the vicinity, Middleton Woods will be included.

There will be 4 separate competitions broadly representing the seasons of 2021 with the intention to reflect the changing nature of the Parks throughout the year.

Entries should be emailed to foirpphotocompetition@gmail.com in a JPEG format and the email should include the full name of the entrant as well as their age.

Entry is open to all, but those under the age of 18 should have received permission from a parent or Guardian.

Entry deadlines are: Winter: 1st March; Spring: 1st June; Summer: 1st September; Autumn: 22nd October.

The top 20 submissions from each season will then go to an online poll circulated to FOIRP's social media pages, people will then be able to vote on their favourite image, with three final winners for each season. Out of the three final winners of each competition at least one will be from an entry submitted by a U16. The polls will be circulated in the week after the submission window for that season has closed.

After the Autumn winners are decided, there will be 12 final winning images for inclusion in the Friends Of Ilkley Riverside Parks calendar 2022. Out of the 12, FOIRP subscription members will vote for an overall winner to appear on the front cover of the calendar; to join FOIRP please visit the membership page of our website.

T&Cs apply, further information on the FOIRP website. All enquiries should be sent to foirpphotocompetition@gmail.com with the word "enquiry" in the subject.


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