Contest calls for images capturing Stade in winter

Photograph by Grace Lau
Photograph by Grace Lau

NOW in its fourth year a photographic competition open to all regardless of age, background or ability, is calling for entrants to submit images on the theme “Stade Winter”.

The judges of the popular Stade Photography Competition are keen that entrants use their cameras to capture something of the essence of The Stade, with its unique heritage, landscape, people and textures.

The competition is run by the Hastings Fisherman’s Protection Society, Hastings Borough Council and FLAG, and supported by the Foreshore Trust and by a local photography group Phg.

Professional photographer John Cole, who is joined on the judging panel by Yasmin Ornsby, chairman of the Stade Partnership, and council leader Jeremy Birch, said that he personally was looking for images that resonate, with this being equally if not more important than technical excellence.

“What I am always looking for is images that have some emotional resonance to them,” he said. “I want to look at a photo and be left with more questions than answers.”

Up to three A4 photographs may be submitted; black and white, colour or digitally enhanced are accepted.

The deadline is November 29. Photos can be delivered to Stade Hall on either November 28 or 29 from 11am to 6pm.

Prizes include membership and tuition at the newly opened Silverhill Darkroom, and 40 selected photographs from the competition will be exhibited at Stade Hall from January 6 to 18. For an entry form email stadephotographycompetition@gmail.com, visit the “Stade Photography Competition” Facebook page or visit stadephotographycompetition.wordpress.com.