THE Echo today launches a competition to get the best young photographers on Wearside showing off their work.
We’ve teamed up with the Rotary Club Sunderland to launch our Young Photographers 2012 contest.
We are looking for 11 to 18-year-olds to come forward with their best shots of Wearside to be in with the chance of scooping some prizes.
The winner will claim £300, the runner-up will take home £150, with third place awarded a £50 prize.
The only criteria for entering a photograph into the contest is that they have to show a pride in the city of Sunderland or Wearside.
Echo editor Rob Lawson said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young photographers to get their work seen in the paper and also a great chance for them to win some prizes.
“Sunderland as a city has a fascinating landscape so there is lots of scope for picture ideas.
“I’m sure that the young people entering will produce some great photographs and I can’t wait to be judge the winners.”
John Clark, of competition sponsor Rotary Club Sunderland, said: “Anyone in the age group can come forward with interesting photographs of Sunderland and I look forward to seeing them.”
Each week we’ll be bringing you some of the photographs entered into the competition.
HOW TO ENTER
SERIAL snappers hoping to win big have until the new year to get their photos in.
They can be sent via email or a print copy.
Email entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Those wishing to post printed versions of their pictures should send them to Sunderland Echo Young Photographers Competition 2012, C/o David Allison, Echo House, Pennywell Industrial Estate, SR4 9ER.
Remember to include contact details for yourself, your age, where you are from and 100 words on why you were inspired to take that particular photograph.
The deadline is Friday, January 13.
One entry per person is allowed and usual Echo competition rules apply.