Get in the frame for Olympic ‘gold’

MARKING the year the Olympic Games come to Britain, two groups are inviting budding photographers to enter a competition to mark the occasion.

Friends of Todmorden Library and Todmorden Photographic Society are organising Capturing The Moment, a competition which aim to reflect the Olympic and Paralympic Games, which are being hosted in Britain this summer.

The competition is split into four age categories and the only remit is that the original work captures a sport featured in either the Olympic or Paralympic Games.

That leaves plenty of room for your imagination - for example, in the case of football, which is in this year’s games, it might be an informal pic of a group of children enjoying a game in the park that captures the essence of the sport - it doesn’t have to be of professional sportsmen or women.

Steph Booth of FOTL said: “We would prefer the pictures to be of movement rather than a static shot of someone holding a cup, and it’s got to be your own work.”

The four vategories are for five to nine-year-olds, ten to 14-year-olds, 15 to 18-year-olds and over 18s (adult). They can be colour or black and white. They should be submitted printed out either A5 or A4 size, mounted. Entry forms are available from Todmorden Library and entriesshould be delivered there by the June 11 deadline.

Steph said that in Olympuic style there would be gold, silver and bronze winners in each category, and the public would also be able to vote for their favourite overall entry.

“It if free to enter but you will need to print and mount your photograph. They will be exhibited through the Games period after a preview on Saturday, July 28,” she said.

To accompany the competition the organisers are also seeking comments about the good sport does for the community, with Paralympic star Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and Burnley Football Club legend Martin Dobson sending messages.

For more details contact either Mrs Booth on 07765 866384 or Todmorden Photographic Society chairman Mr Ian Wright on 01706 812845.