I wonder if you might be interested in the Lloyds TSB British weather photographer of the year competition. As this combines weather and photography, two of my obsessions, I certainly am. In fact if they were looking for the "British Weather Gardening Photographer, with cake, of the Year" I think I would have it in the bag. There is a weekly prize of £100 and a final prize for the winner of £10,000 which has to be good.
If you hop over to British weather photographer of the year you can see the standard of the entry and the full rules. There are some awesome photos. I found it really hard to choose one for my entry from the required categories but eventually settled on this one from early last winter, a light scattering of snow having fallen and the sky heavy with more to come.
It was amazing looking back at my photographs to be reminded of just how much snow we had up here. It was truly an alien, if beautiful, world. In fact it was great that the competition gave me a reason to look at the changing seasons and the changing weather. I had forgotten the first snowdrops, the sun shining through daffodils, golden light on the wild rosehips. I had become stuck in the moment and I loved taking a walk back through the changing year.
If you want to enter yourself, it is easy and free. If you feel like voting for me, when voting starts, in the snow and ice category, that would be great! Here is what you need to know if you are going to have a try:
- The competition runs from 13th April to 30th September 2010, with judging of the 12 finalists taking place in November
- Photographs must be taken in the UK
- Entrants can submit as many photographs as they wish
- Entrants are required to:
- be 18 or over
- be a UK resident
- have the right to use the images
- read the full Terms & Conditions