All of the fantastic entries to the Snap the Ouse Photography Competition have now been shortlisted and the eight finalists are up for public vote on the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership’s website (www.ousewashes.org.uk/resources/galleries).
The Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership (OWLP) launched the exciting Snap the Ouse Photography Competition back in March as part of the lead up to their upcoming summer OuseFest celebrations (Monday 18 to Sunday 31 July 2016). The competition encouraged entry of any photographs that define the distinctive character and feel of the Ouse Washes and surrounding areas, and that depict what makes our area great. This included landscapes, wildlife, people, architecture or water.
Winners will be selected based on the number of votes recorded at 5pm on Friday 8 July 2015. Please head to the website and vote for your favourite photo. A first prize and second prize will be awarded and the winners will receive a huge basket of Ouse Washes themed prizes. The shortlisted eight photographs will also be exhibited throughout OuseFest. You can see the full programme at www.ousewashes.org.uk/ousefest.
Sara Marshall, Countryside Engagement & Marketing Officer at the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership says “we have been overwhelmed by all of the beautiful photographs entered and thank everyone who took part. Shortlisting to eight finalists has not been easy, but it’s been fascinating to see the Ouse Washes Landscape through the eyes of the people who live in and visit the area, and who have captured what it means to them”.
This year, the shortlisted photographs will also provide inspiration for the Ouse Washes Poetry Competition managed by OWLP partners Fen Speak and The Fenland Reed. The poetry competition is free to enter, with three prizes (plus publication) up for grabs and will be judged by Clare Best. You can see more at www.thefenlandreed.co.uk.
The Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership is supported by a £900,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the project runs until March 2017. Head over to the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership’s website to see the beautiful snaps of our local area and vote for your favourite photo.