Scarborough Civic Society hold photographic competition as part of Big Conservation Conversation

Throughout the country civic societies are this year celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the start of Conservation Areas and Scarborough is no exception. The Society has decided in conjunction with Scarborough News to hold a photographic competition which is open to all.

Conservation Areas are zones which help to give the town its unique character and attractiveness. This uniqueness takes various forms, such as a group of significant buildings or an area which is famous (or even notorious!) for a particular reason, such as a fisherman’s quarter or the site of some historical event.

Large swathes of Scarborough are within its Conservation Areas, but photographs of anything in the town are valid for this competition. It is not a competition for the most perfect photograph and entries are just as valid whether taken on expensive professional equipment or the most inexpensive phone camera.

Submissions can be either in print or digital and £100 prizes are to be had! In addition, the winning entries will be publicised on the Civic Society’s website and in the Scarborough News. And the entries will feature in an exhibition to be held at The Central Library on Vernon Road between 5th of June and 10th of June. Entrants do not have to be Civic Society members and the judges will include Ed Asquith the Scarborough News Editor and Andrew Clay, Director of Woodend Creative.

What the judges will be looking for is the entrant’s view of what makes a particular area or scene attractive, enjoyable or distinct and what makes him or her proud to live in Scarborough so the description of the photograph is important.
The competition closes at midnight on 27th of May 2017 so plenty of time to capture that special shot.