EAST RIDING COUNCIL is running a photography competition to capture the mood of the region as it celebrates the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympic Torch Relay.
The summer of 2012 is set to be an exciting time for residents and visitors across the East Riding. With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend taking place this weekend, people in our area will be kicking off a summer of celebration to mark this special occasion as well as the Olympic Torch Relay on Monday, 18th and Tuesday, 19th June 2012.
The Diamond Jubilee will be celebrated locally with a range of events, including street parties, barbecues and concerts, which will see towns and villages buzzing.
Just two weeks after the Jubilee weekend on Monday, 18th June, the Olympic Torch will be carried through Bridlington and Beverley en route to Hull. Then on Tuesday, 19 June the torch will pass through Brough and Goole as it proceeds to York. People are encouraged to line the route and cheer the local torch bearers, who have been selected to participate in this prestigious, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
The East Riding of Yorkshire Council photography contest hopes to capture the community spirit and pride that will be on display during this ‘Summer of Celebration’. Open to all amateur photographers, the contest will run from Saturday, 2nd June to Friday, 27th July.
Councillor Richard Burton, the Council’s civic wellbeing and culture spokesperson, said: “The council would like to give residents and visitors an opportunity to get involved and show off their creative talent and share with us how they will be celebrating these two momentous occasions – the Jubilee and Torch Relay. This is a time to show how proud we are of our area.”
Eligible photos must have been taken within the East Riding and be a record of Jubilee and Torch Relay activity between 2 June and 27 July. Participants are encouraged to be creative and enter up to four photographs. Prizes will be awarded to those that best capture the East Riding’s summer of celebration.
All entries will be displayed on the council’s Flickr site: Summer Of Celebration
For more information about the photo contest, including the terms and conditions, entry form and list of prizes, contact Annabel Hanson, leisure, tourism and culture policy officer, on (01482) 391678.