Competition rallying cry for Leeds photographers young and old

Picture taken by Jonathan Straight.
Picture taken by Jonathan Straight.
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Get snapping – that’s the message to the new kids on Leeds’s photographic block.

More than 200 entries have now been submitted to the Leeds Community Foundation (LCF) charity’s My Leeds in Focus photo competition.

But, with the competition’s deadline just over a week away, organisers are still hoping to see a late flurry of additional submissions.

And today they issued a final call for entries, with special emphasis being placed on the under-16s category.

Images can be old or new and of any subject, as long as they were taken in the LS postcode area.

Shortlisted entries will be exhibited at Leeds’s Light Night cultural celebration in October.

The winners will scoop photography masterclasses with professional Leeds snappers Jonathan Turner and Peter Mitchell.

Yorkshire Evening Post readers can also pick their own People’s Choice winner in a vote being held as part of our Love Leeds campaign.

Sally-Anne Greenfield, chief executive of the LCF, said: “Time is running out to enter this year’s My Leeds in Focus and we want more under 16 entries!

“With the school holidays drawing to a close the competition offers the perfect opportunity for the young people of Leeds to show us how they have been enjoying the delights of the city this summer.

“Shortlisted entries will be shown as part of a projection on Light Night and have the chance to be part of a photography exhibition in the city centre at the beginning of next year.

“Make sure you submit your photos before it is too late!”

The closing date for entries is next Friday, September 11. Photos can be sent via the YEP’s Facebook page or the web page.