Snap the best blooming photos for chance to win £200

RESIDENTS WHO snap the best blooming photographs could be in with a chance of winning £200.

Oldham Council is encouraging locals to get snapping for their annual Bloom and Grow Photography Competition.

Anyone can enter and you don’t you have to be a photographic expert to do so – last year’s winning shot was taken on an iPhone.

Dan Shaw’s “Tandle Hill” – 1st place
Dan Shaw’s “Tandle Hill” – 1st place

This year’s theme is ‘Transforming Your Space’ – and you can interpret it in any way you wish.

So, just start snapping the things you see outside your front door – from the wonderful woods, hills, parks, wildlife or amazing views across Oldham.

You could also submit photos of your friends and family enjoying these places – but please get their permission to do so.

A panel of judges will choose a weekly winner and then the public will then get their chance to vote for the overall winner in the People’s Choice grand finale.

The winning entry will receive £200; second prize £60 and third prize £40.Some of the best shots will be featured in the next issue of Borough Life – meaning your photo could be seen in more than 90,000 households.

Helen Lockwood, Executive Director Co-operatives and Neighbourhoods, said: “This competition is a great idea as it encourages residents to get out and about exploring the borough as they look for a winning shot.

“There are literally thousands of great photo opportunities you could take advantage of – good luck to all those who enter.”

The competition is part of Bloom and Grow – Oldham’s entry into North West in Bloom 2015.

You can enter as many photos as you want via:

Please make sure to give your image a title and include the date you uploaded it. The closing date is 12pm, June 28, 2015.

Images needs to be high resolution – minimum 7MB in size. If you’re using Instagram or Twitter to submit photos please keep a copy of the original photo so it can be used.

Once the images are uploaded onto Flickr, the council hopes to use them on its tourism promotional materials and website. Any pictures will remain the property of the photographer, who will be credited, and the council will approach them on an individual basis should it wish to use them in promotional materials. Your photo may also be used on our Photo of the Day tweet.

Last year’s top three photographs:


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