We're bias, but we think Itchen Valley Country Park is beautiful, picturesque and very photogenic! To celebrate, the team are challenging six year-olds and upwards to take part in a summer photography competition. There are four age groups and three themes to choose from and there will be a winner from each age group for each theme. The Viewfinders of Romsey Camera Club have kindly offered to judge the entries and will decide on the final 12 winners. These winners will have their photo showcased outdoors in a group exhibition for the month of September.
We can't wait to see all your entries...
When and who?
Submit your photos between Thursday 1 July and the close of Sunday 1 August.
Age groups: 6-10, 11-17, 18-24, or 25+.
Wildlife: We want you to capture insects and animals at the park in their habitats. From ants, stag beetles and butterflies to deer owls and the cows!
Creative in Nature: This is a broad topic and we want you to get creative! For example, we want to see how you interact in the park, what patterns do you see in the leaves or perhaps you've created something in the woodland you want to share?
Landscape: Are you an early riser or more of a sunset seeker? We would love to see your images from all areas of the park - from our water meadows to our nature reserve, our park has over 440 acres of land to explore!
- One photo entry per person – choose the one you are most proud of!
- Your photograph must be taken in the grounds of Itchen Valley Country Park.
- If your photo includes identifiable people, then you must ensure you have their consent in advance and that this is recorded correctly on the entry form.
- Please send your image with a title, and write a brief description of it - this will help our judges understand why you took the image.
- The winning images will be presented on A0 boards (16 x the size of A4) so images need to be of high quality. To achieve this, your photograph should be taken on a digital camera, tablet, or phone, on a high-resolution (300 dpi +) setting. Photos less than 300dpi will not be considered (please see more details below).
We look forward to seeing your entries, if you have have queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is DPI?
DPI stands for Dots Per Image which means the number of dots of ink per inch that a printer deposits on a piece of paper. So, 300 DPI means that a printer will output 300 tiny dots of ink to fill every inch of the print. 300 DPI is the standard print resolution for high resolution output.
- You can change your picture quality in most digital camera's under the menu button - scroll through to either your tab for 'settings' or 'quality' and select RAW. RAW is the highest format for capturing detail and retaining it for print. If you're using a phone or tablet, you can alter your image quality once you've uploaded your image to your computer. File > Settings > Image quality > 300 dpi - once edited you'll want to make sure that the image isn't blurry or pixelated before sending it to us.