Local photographers have a chance to win over £500 by capturing their emotional connection with a place in their area. It's all through the launch of a new, nationwide photography competition.
The photograph can be of anything, but each entry must include an identifying feature of the place being captured; something that sums up its spirit. This could be a noteworthy building, a street sign, or any other distinguishable point of interest. The caption should provide a description of the place and why it has been chosen.
As well as giving away £350 to the winner, Ripe Photography will also award £150 to the runner up and £50 to third place.
Choosing the winner will be Ronya Galka, who was recently voted one of Britain’s top 10 street photographers and has previously been nominated for Best Photographer at the Sony World Photography Awards.
Commenting on the launch, Ronya Galka said: “Personally, some of my best pieces of work have been ones that create a strong emotional connection. It’s not just about taking a well-executed photograph. It’s about the emotions that it triggers within me when I look at it.
“So, when it comes to judging the Place of Pride competition, I’ll be looking for a great image of a specific place that brings its most captivating and emotionally stimulating features of to the fore. I’m very excited to see how this comes across and can’t wait to help choose the winner. Best of luck to all the entrants!”
Place of Pride not only gives photographers a chance to get their hands on the prize money, it also represents an opportunity to gain widespread exposure. Ripe Photography will share a selection of entries on its Instagram page and across its various communication channels.
To enter Place of Pride, photographers must post an image of their chosen place on their own Instagram page, tag @ripe_photography_ in the image and caption and include the hashtag #PlaceOfPride.
The competition is open until 31st May 2020 and winners will be announced within 2-4 working weeks of the closing date.