Photographic Competition to find a different view of the Jurassic Coast


There are just a few weeks left to enter the Jurassic Coast photography competition and the chance of a stake in its £1800 prize fund.The 2013 Jurassic Coast Award photography competition is open to anyone who can lay their hands on a camera and recognise a different angle or view of the Jurassic Coast when they see one.

The competition, which has a closing date of 25 February, celebrates the internationally recognised Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site (The Jurassic Coast), and is sponsored by the Fine Family Foundation and endorsed by the Jurassic Coast Trust.

The award is an opportunity to capture the unique visual appeal of the coast and will be judged in three categories ‘My Special Place’, ‘A Point in Time’ and ‘Close up Coast’. Inspiration to get snapping can be seen on the BBC website where a gallery of images taken by the World Heritage Team has been published, follow the link from the Jurassic Coast Award page www.jurassiccoast.org/award.

The judging panel is being led by photographers Ben Osborne, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2007 and Joe Cornish one of Britain’s most celebrated landscape photographers.

‘Winter is one of the best times of the year for landscape photography’, explained Ben Osborne, ‘The low light is especially good for images of the south-facing Jurassic Coast. A dusting of snow is still a possibility and atmospheric conditions are always photogenic. One thing is for certain, if you want to be in with a chance to win you have to be out there with a camera’.

The free-to-enter competition is open to all ages with a first prize of £500 to the adult winner and £250 for the youth category as well as runners up cash prizes. The competition is supported by Dorset Wildlife Trust with winning entries to be displayed on the BBC Photographic Gallery and at the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre during Easter 2013. Dorset Countryside will host the exhibition in the Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Castle in May 2013 and the Lulworth Estate in June 2013.

For full terms and conditions see www.jurassiccoast.org/award

The BBC Gallery can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-20742929

How to enter

Entries should be sent as prints (maximum of 5 entries each category), up to A4 size, with the title of
image, category of entry, (‘Youth’ if under 16), name, address, telephone number and email address
on the reverse to:

Jurassic Coast Award
PO Box 7755
DORCHESTER
DT1 1GQ

Exhibitions

The competition is supported by Dorset Wildlife Trust with winning entries to be displayed at the Fine
Foundation Chesil Beach Centre from the 29th March to 19th April 2013.

Dorset Countryside will host an exhibition of the winning images in the Fine Foundation Gallery,
Durlston Castle from the 14th to 20th May 2013, 11am to 4pm.

Lulworth Heritage Coast Centre will host the exhibition in June 2013.