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Young photography competition launched at Ambleside museum
12:24pm Monday 9th July 2012 in News
YOUNG photographers are offered a chance to show their skill in a competition to mark the centenary of Ambleside’s Armitt Museum.
The contest is open to school pupils from age 5 to 16, with prizes in three categories: landscape and buildings of the Ambleside area; portraits; and natural history.
The Armitt has a large archive of photographs of buildings, interiors, the landscape and local people, almost all taken by local photographers such as Herbert Bell, Moses Bowness and the Brunskill Brothers, working from 1870 onwards.
“We thought it would be good to continue the tradition and encourage local youngsters to submit their own photos,” said the organiser, Armitt trustee John O’ Hara.
Entry forms are available from the museum, or by calling 015394 31212, email email@example.com. The closing date for entries is September 30.
The museum is also running a short story competition to celebrate the return of the hoard of Bronze Age weapons, found in Ambleside and recently returned from the Queen’s collection. Young writers are asked to produce their own story inspired by the hoard. Entry forms available as above.