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Chichester Volunteer Centre photographic competition

The subject for the Chichester Volunteer Centre photographic competition is 'Volunteering in Action'. The competition is split into 7 categories:

·         The Arts

·         Caring

·         Outdoors

·         Learning

·         Wildcard

·         Young photographer (under 11 years old)

·         Young photographer (11-17)

The categories are open to individual interpretation, but entries must be photographs of volunteering taking place within the Chichester District.

The competition is open to photographers of all ages, including photography students and is free to enter. Entrants must not be professional photographers and, for the purposes of this competition, a professional photographer will be considered to be someone who makes more than half their annual income from the sale of their photographs.

Entrants under the age of 16 must have written permission from a parent or guardian to enter.

Overall Winner: £150 prize money - 20" x 16" mounted canvas of the winner's choice (Canvas supplied by Whitby's Imaging)

7 Category Winners: £50 prize money

Judging will take place during December 2012 and winners will be notified by email and/or phone by 31st December 2012.

Prizes will be awarded at a prize giving ceremony on 31st January at Pallant House Gallery.

All entrants should enclose or attach a completed competition entry form, available from our website at . Without the information we will be unable to accept your entry or identify you as the entrant.

By e-mail: In addition to the entry form, entrants should send one colour or black and white digital picture, maximum file size 5MB to . The file name for digital pictures must include:

·         Name of the entrant

·         Contact telephone number

·         Short caption

·         Category you would like to enter

e.g."My Name - 01243 000000 - Volunteers help at lunch club - Caring"

By post: In addition to the entry form entrants should post a print, maximum size: A4, minimum size: 6x4 to:

Photo Competition

Chichester Volunteer Centre

Town Hall

Clarence Road

Bognor Regis

PO21 1LD

All prints must have the following information written on the back (please write in pencil to avoid damaging the print):

·         Name of the entrant

·         Contact telephone number

·         Short caption

·         Category you would like to enter

If you need further support to submit your entry please contact the VAAC office on (01243 840305) or e-mail

The closing date: The competition closes at midnight on Friday 30th November 2012.

Further information about criteria for judging and restrictions is available at