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The second West Bridgford Photo Marathon

Saturday October 10th 2009
9am to 3pm

Winners 2008

The winners of the West Bridgford Photo Marathon 2008 are on view here.

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  • A fun day for the whole family
  • Take 9 photos of West Bridgford in 4 hours
  • Great prizes for the winners
  • Professional Judges
  • Sponsored by local shops and businesses

In 2008 we enjoyed an excellent day out taking photographs in the West Bridgford area. Many who took part have paid tribute to the sense of community spirit engendered by this event.

St. Giles ChurchThe venue this year is St. Giles Church, West Bridgford (see map). All entrants will meet here at 9am for registration. It is essential that you book your place at least 2 weeks before the event itself. All bookings are taken through this web site - click here for the booking form.

This is a 'fun' event for anyone with an interest in photography. All ages from 7 years of age and upwards and all abilities are welcome. You will join with around 200 other budding amateurs (and 'not-so-amateurs'), seeking to produce a creative portfolio of photos of the West Bridgford area. Only digital cameras can be used.

Frances Finn of BBC Radio NottinghamThe Prize-giving ceremony will again be hosted by Frances Finn of BBC Radio Nottingham. Fran is one of the most popular local radio presenters and can be heard each weekday morning. The Prize Giving is provisionally booked for the evening of Monday November 2nd.

Registration for the Photo Marathon on Saturday October 10th will commence at 9am at the St. Giles Church, West Bridgford, after which there will be a presentation of the rules and then you will be handed a theme sheet ready for a 10am start. You will then have 4 hours to take 9 photos in the order shown on the sheet. Everyone needs to report back by 2pm to have their photos uploaded. All photos must be taken within these 4 hours, in the order they appear on the theme sheet and within the Marathon Zone. Refreshments will be provided free of charge (by Churches Together in West Bridgford) at St. Giles.

How to Enter

All entrants need to book through this web site. Once you have paid your entry fee, you will be assigned an Entrant Number which we will use to identify your photos once the judging starts. There are three age groups and the entry fee is shown below:-

Age 7-16 (School Children) - £2.50
16 and Over (Adult) - £7.50

Consent must be obtained by all entrants aged under 16 (i.e. in school year 11 or below). The booking process is described here.

Judging & Prizes

All photos will be judged by professionals from local photographic societies who have kindly donated their time to the event. The prizes are well worth the entrance fee and the top 3 in each age group will be awarded prizes according to their position. The prizes have all been donated by our sponsors.

The Prize Giving venue has yet to be fixed but you will be advised shortly.

Come and join in this fun event!