#OnlyinYork has already produced some wonderful images on all social media realms for York and now York Mansion House is working in collaboration with VisitYork to launch an amateur photography competition of the same namesake.
The brief for the contest has left it open ended asking York residents to send in submissions of the ‘places, spaces or snickleways’ which inspire them and capture their eye.
Cllr Keith Aspden, executive member for economic development and community engagement, said, “This is an exciting opportunity for York residents to engage with the city in a creative way offering the unique chance for their work to be displayed in the Mansion House. I look forward to seeing how places, spaces or snickleways inspire our community.”
Submissions are due by midnight on Sunday 27 May. There will be an initial selection process which will involve a panel of judges from The Press, York Camera Club, York St John University and the Lord Mayor Elect Cllr Keith Orrell and Sheriff Elect Verna Campbell.
Twenty photos will be selected to be displayed from Wednesday 6 June til Saturday 16 June and an awards ceremony will take place on the Saturday with prizes awarded from the judge’s panel and a people’s choice award.
Sally Greenaway, Head of Visit York, said, “York is an incredibly photogenic city, with amazing views and architecture from every period in history. There’s no shortage of subject matter for a photography competition and we’re intrigued to see which aspects of the city will be captured that can truly only be seen here in York.”