Do you know any young people who would be interested in this? Just send them the link to this page...
Today, nominations opened for the British Red Cross Humanitarian Awards 2016, which celebrate the extraordinary things ordinary young people do. The awards recognise children and young adults who have helped people in their local communities and beyond.
The event, sponsored by Canon, acknowledges how every day young people are making a huge difference to other people's lives across the UK; giving first aid, befriending vulnerable people, fundraising and campaigning for good causes. The four award categories are:
Previous award winners have included young people who have triumphed over personal challenges, enriched their communities and been first aid heroes. Many have also volunteered and raised money and awareness for good causes.
This year the theme of the award is ‘making a difference matters’ and nominations are invited for people aged 25 or under and both individuals and groups of young people are eligible. There is an award for each category, in addition to an overall winner. The nomination can be supported by either a photo or video to bring these fantastic stories to life.
The annual photography and video competition will run alongside the Humanitarian Award, where young people can submit entries also based on the theme ‘making a difference matters’. Entries will be judged by a panel including experts from Canon with prizes awarded in two age categories, 17 and under, and 18 to 25.
Gary Mountain, Youth Leadership Co-ordinator, British Red Cross said: “We’re excited to launch this year’s Humanitarian Awards to find the country’s biggest and brightest young stars. From first aid to fundraising, these are young people who have gone above and beyond to help others in their local community. At the British Red Cross we want to celebrate these incredible acts of kindness and discover the next generation of humanitarians.”
Bob Pickles, Director of Public Sector Business Development and Public Affairs at Canon said: “Following the brilliant entries received for last year’s Humanitarian Awards, we’re excited to see the heroic work that young people have carried out over the last year. We are also pleased to add a new video category to the photography competition and look forward to seeing how this year’s theme is captured through the power of photography and video. Good luck to all this year’s entrants!” Nominations for the 2016 awards are now open until Sunday 7th August 2016: http://redcross.org.uk/hca
Winners of the Humanitarian Award and the photography and video competition will be announced at an awards ceremony at the House of Commons, Palace of Westminster on Tuesday 15 November 2016.
Hello, I am writing to you to let you and your members know about our upcoming photographic tradeshow in the Cardiff City Stadium on the 24the May, Entry including masterclasses is completely free. Please check the website for more information. http://thedigitalimagingshow.co.uk/
We look forward in seeing you there.
If you're interested in producing stock or news photos...
My name is Jessica Mann. I am the picture editor at Alamy Live News, one of Britain's leading news picture agencies. I am wondering whether you and your fellow society members may be interested in joining us as a contributor.
Alamy is the world's largest online stock agency with over 65 million images and videos. You can read more about us here: http://www.alamy.com/contributor/why-alamy/best-place-to-sell-stock-imagery/.
I am the picture editor of the news division. We get regular usages in UK national newspapers as well as international media outlets. Current images in our feed can be seen here: www.alamy.com/news.
We sell everything from major international news events and film premieres, to UK weather pix and quirky "picture of the day" type photographs. We work on a fifty-fifty commission basis for any images we sell. Although we do not commission photographers for events, we assist in obtaining accreditation to events that are of interest to our media clients.
Photographers have two opportunities for their images to sell. Firstly as a live news image, then after 48 hours as a stock image in Alamy's main collection.
We hope you will consider becoming a contributor. Please could you forward this to members in your society who you think may be interested in filing to us. They can reach me by emailing email@example.com or phoning +44 1235844690.
We have a limited number of opportunities where we can come and speak to societies like yours about news imagery. If this is something you may be interested in, please let me know.
Phone: +44 (0)1235 844660
Alamy - http://www.alamy.com/news
Here's a note from Monmouth Club on their programme. If you like what they're putting on, feel free to go and enjoy.
I’ve recently taken over from Tony Falla as the Programme/Competitions Secretary at Monmouth Photographic Club and wish to strength the bonds between ourselves and all local clubs.
To this end can you pass on an open invitation to any of your members to our programme of events? We charge £3 per session to any non-members and the full programme can be found on our website at http://www.monmouthphoto.co.uk/
Upcoming highlights include:
• 15 Jan 16 Colin Harrison “Digital Adventure”
• 22 Jan 16 Virginia Hartley “The Artist and Photoshop”
• 26 Feb 16 Allen Lloyd “Lightroom and how it fits in with Photoshop .
-- Ian McCallum, Competition/Programme Secretary, Monmouth Photographic Club
Newport Photographic Club invites you to submit entries to IMAGE CYMRU I, a Photographic Competition open to all.
Entries are invited from individuals, and Photographic Clubs are also invited to submit a club entry consisting of a panel of five images from the individual entries of its members.
The first competition will be held in 2016. The closing date for entries is 1st March 2016, and the best images will be shown at a public viewing in Newport on July 15th 2016.
There will be four sections: Open, Monochrome, Surreal, and Welsh National Treasures. Individual competitors are invited to submit up to four images in each category.
Entry will cost £2.50 to enter one category and £2.00 for each subsequent category. A club entry will cost £4.00 for a panel of 5 images.
For a full copy of the rules of entry and an entry form please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via www.newportphotographicclub.org. .
4th July - don't forget The Shire Horse Show at Bailey Park this Saturday with lots more besides horses. Stslls, crafts, displays and a classic vehicle show. So see you there hopefully.
11th and 12th July there's another 1940s weekend at Blaenavon Heritage Railway. Look for the bombed out house, wartime garden, sweet ration for children on the train, air raid shelter, bomb disposal, British and American troops, spivs and spies, real ale bar on the train, lots going on whatever the weather, including a visit from Captain America.
Over the same weekend is the Wales National Air Show taking place in Swansea. Fantastic free airshow will be visible along the 5 mile stretch of stunning Swansea Bay to Mumbles Head. Ground attractions include interactive military village, trade stands, children's entrainment, food drink, funfair and lots more. Just tap in Wales National Air show and it will take you to site for timetables etc.
We have three places left on our three-day Brecon Beacons Photography course which will be running 3rd, 4th and 5th September 2015
We would very much like to fill this course so we thought we would put these places out to our existing customers at a reduced special offer price of £185.00 per person. This includes three days of tuition, and transport between the various locations. The Brecon Beacons is a fantastically varied area for the photographer, including mountains, waterfalls, ruined abbeys and lakes. It really is a joy to photograph.
Please see link to Steve Hedges Photography website for full details of this course.
If you are interested, please email us for a booking form at email@example.com
Many thanks! -- Carole and Steve at Steve Hedges Photography
Dear Club Secretary,
I am currently assisting a local business, Beacon Park Boats, with their marketing. They offer luxury narrowboat holidays on the Mon and Brecon canal (between Cwmbran and Brecon) and are hoping to add some new shots of every season to their photographic library during 2015. I wonder if any of your members may be interested in this opportunity?
Alasdair and Sarah Kirkpatrick, the proprietors of Beacon Park Boats, are keen to see any high quality photographs that might prove useful when marketing their business online or in printed communications. In particular, they would like the following:
1. Beautiful shots that include three elements: one (or more) of their narrowboats, the canal and a hill (to distinguish this canal from the flat surroundings of most of Britain's canal network). They do NOT need any more images of Llanfoist Wharf.
2. Close-ups of people using the canal e.g. dog walker, angler, couples, families, picnics, boating (on the green and cream Beacon Park Boats, of course).
3. Nature and wildlife e.g. dogs on boats, ducks on the canal, wild flowers, trees, different seasons.
4. Customers using their electric boats and canoes that are available for hire from Brecon Basin, and are seen only on the stretch between Brecon and Talybont-on-Usk (operated by their other business Beacon Park Day Boats).
As long as the images are high-res, they can be portrait or landscape format. Take a look at the sizes and shapes that are currently used on the two business websites. We tend to use landscape formats on social media but like having a supply of portrait formats, too, often for use in printed communications.
Photographers should email low-res versions of any suitable photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, if Alasdair and Sarah wish to use any of the images for their business, they will contact the photographer directly to either purchase the copyright or to license the image for them to use in their marketing collateral.
So if any of your members are likely to be near the Mon and Brec canal over the coming months, they may wish to snap a few shots. Please contact me if you have any queries about this opportunity.
marketing . PR . event management
Tel/Fax: 01873 858187
Mobile: 07929 268357
Medieval Fayre commemorating Agincourt, Abergavenny Castle and Museum, Saturday 6th June 6 11.00 am -3.00pm
The Freemen of Gwent will set up camp and their tents open to view the furnishings, which are correct to the period. There will be a central fire awning with people preparing food, cooking and carrying out crafts, such as tablet weaving and sewing. There will be spinning on a great wheel (the type that Sleeping Beauty pricked her finger on), a bow maker, an arrow maker and a maille maker. Weapons and armour will be on display. There will be musical instruments, a game called Aunt Sally for the public to play, archery demonstrations, dress a knight and shoot a knight. There will also be a skirmish.
There will also be activities provided by the Tithe Barn - Pilgrimage walks from the Castle to the Priory, a blacksmith, stone cutter, lace makers and crochet and tapestry stitchers. Childrens activities and crafts, storytelling and costume.
Tickets will be available on the gate priced at £5 for adults, £3 for children and £15 per family.
Here's Newsflash Extra with The results of the 2015 Welsh Salon of Photography.
From our friend Keith Sharples in Ross: 'Viveca Koh on Wednesday 15th April starting at 7.30pm prompt, the venue is on the poster. The club members are invited to come along if they wish it's just £5 on the door for what will be a great evening.'
This looks really interesting, particularly as a follow-up to the very popular surreal talk by Mark Mumford last year and our recent creative sessions.
Glyn Edmunds is offering fellow photographers an astonishing deal on a Photo Safari to Kenya. Glyn is passionate about Photography, Wildlife and East Africa and goes on custom designed private photo safaris as often as he is able. After months of intense negotiations, Glyn is now able to offer other photographers the chance to go with him at a fraction of the normal price!
The information sheets about this amazing deal to Kenya to see the Great Wildebeest Migration on the Maasai Mara can be downloaded at http://glynedmunds.co.uk/docs/Special-Kenya-Photo-Safari-2015-Combined.pdf.
This may be the busiest and possibly most rewarding holiday you’ll ever have, and as long as you are mobile (getting in and out of the vehicles, steps at Mara Serena and walking to your accommodation), age is not a barrier.
The accommodations are classed as luxury in Kenya and the food is good, plentiful and with lots of variety, so it should suit everyone, but if you have any special dietary needs, please let Glyn know when you book and he can ensure you are catered for. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Glyn on 01656 772831.
Drawn by Light: the Royal Photographic Society Collection is on display at London's Science Museum from 2 December to 1 March 2015.
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