Art & Photo Competitions in aid of St James' Church

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May has arrived so we hope your cameras and paint brushes are being put to good use ready for the two competitions culminating on the Music and Arts festival weekend -- a photographic competition and an art competition -- the latter not to be confused with the excellent art exhibition which is being held in the Methodist hall.

To raise funds for the extensive building repairs needed to the church we will be holding two competitions

Photography Competition

Subject Any picture related to the themes — 'fragile world ' or St. James' Church
Format 5" x 7"/ 6" x 8" approx. Portrait or Landscape. Colour or black and white. Printed on paper or card (no frames or mounts)
Identity Photo must be original to entrant who is a local resident
Categories Junior Class, 12 years and under; Adult Class
Rules Each entrant may submit up to 3 photos giving contact details and digital info if possible
Entry fee £1fee per photo submitted in envelope with photo(s), 50p for children
Deadline for submission in box at church: Saturday May 20th
Judging The Judge will select a Gold and Silver Award for both Categories. The best photos will be included in a 2019 calendar to raise funds for the church which Audlem Printers have generously agreed to provide at minimal cost.

Art Competition

Subject Any picture related to the themes — 'fragile world ' or St. James' Church
Format: any art media, unframed or in a mount
Identity: Open to amateur artists, must be own work and who is a local resident.
Categories Junior Class, 12 years and under; Adult Class
Rules Maximum 2 entries per person.
Entrance fee: £2.50 per entry for adults, £1 for juniors.
Deadline Entries to be delivered to St James Church on Friday 25th May between 10am and 12 noon.
Prizes: will be awarded for 'judge's choice' and 'people's choice' in each class.

In order to raise funds for the church repairs we are asking artists if they will donate their work to be sold during the exhibition 25th -- 28th May.

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