Stade photography competition promises to be colourful this year

Fisherman by Trevor Anderson. One of the winners of The Stade Photography Competition 2011..
Fisherman by Trevor Anderson. One of the winners of The Stade Photography Competition 2011..

THE challenge this year is to capture the colour of The Stade, though black and white photographs are welcome.

“Stade Colour” is the theme of this year’s Stade Open Photography Competition, and the invitation is being extended to all to take their camera on to The Stade and bring their own individuality to the subject.

This is the third year of the competition which welcomes entries from novices to professionals of all ages.

Images can be colour or black and white, and experimental work is welcomed, as is the use of computers.

Photographer Grace Lau, who has judged the competition for the past two years, said: “I think the subject of colour will certainly bring out people’s creativity and imagination.

“I encourage people to be experimental and look beyond the literal meaning of colour to freely interpret personal concepts.”

This year the judges are photographer and lecturer Andrew Moran, Yasmine Ornsby, chair of the Stade Partnership, and Jeremy Birch, leader of Hastings Borough Council.

To enter, up to three A4 size photographs are to be delivered to The Fisherman’s Museum, in Rock-a-Nore Road, by Sunday, September 9.

Entry costs £3 for up to three photographs.

This year the exhibition of the winning photographs is later than usual (October 20), as for the first time it forms part of Brighton Photo Fringe, which in turn is part of Brighton Photo Biennial 2012.

Last year there were 142 photographs entered for the competition which had the subject “Stade Stories.”

This year organisers are hoping for even more entries because of the link to Brighton Photo Fringe and would like more young photographers to enter.

For more information contact administrator Lauris Morgan-Griffiths on 01424 552340 or 07791 625381 or email colourstade@yahoo.co.uk.