Competition

The Photographic Angle regularly runs photographic competitions which are open and accessible to everyone, regardless of their location, ability, experience, equipment or age.

Each competition has a theme, chosen by our Head of Design, and we welcome submissions that illustrate this theme showcasing originality and a unique viewpoint. The competitions are free to enter and TPA enlists the help of an independent judge who is given the responsibility of selecting the winning entries. One photographer whose entry is deemed the best representation of the competition theme will be awarded a prize.

Throughout the year, our Head of Design will also choose a selection of the best entries submitted to various competition themes for inclusion in one of our future photographic exhibitions. The chosen images will then be printed by the charity and exhibited at no expense to the photographers. If your work is chosen for inclusion you will be contacted via email and asked to send us high resolution versions of your work.

Seasons

In temperate and subpolar regions, four calendar-based seasons are generally recognized: spring, summer, autumn (or fall), and winter. These four seasons are marked by changes in weather, ecology and variations in the amount of daylight that we experience. They vary significantly in characteristics and each season has a very distinctive mood.

Spring is when the snow begins to melt, seeds are germinated, flowering plants bloom, animals come out of hibernation and the days start to get lighter and warmer. Spring is generally associated with ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth.

Summer traditionally heralds hot or warm weather. People generally tend to spend a lot more time outside enjoying the longer brighter days and the mood tends to improve.

Autumn is famous for harvest time, wetter weather, cooling temperatures and darkening nights. Perhaps the most noticeable sign of autumn in the UK is the changing colours of the leaves. Keats referred to autumn as the ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’. Animals start to gather food in autumn in preparation for the coming winter, and many birds migrate to warmer climes.

Winter is the coldest season of the year. The days are short and the weather conditions are unsettled. Many trees are bare, animals hibernate, and snow may cover the ground like a fluffy blanket.

In this competition we are looking for images that capture and reflect the mood of the season.

 

We’re looking forward to seeing your most memorable shots.

CLOSES FOR ENTRIES 30 JUNE 2018

Prize

YANGYANJING Portable Waterproof Profession Canvas DSLR Digital Camera Bag

Description:
The Messenger Bag for SLR Cameras and Accessories offers multiple storage options for your camera, lenses, cables, IPads and other accessories. This durable Canvas messenger bag features three interior compartments to store and protect your equipment. For further convenience, foam dividers let you adjust and even remove the compartments according to your needs.

Customizable Interior:
The roomy and padded camera compartment provides protection for gear and the adjustable divider system makes for easy customization. Three separate compartments give you quick access to your camera, lenses, lights & other gear. The Velcro dividers can simply be removed or relocated anywhere within the bag to fit the kit you require it to carry. Moreover, the interior can be removed and you can just use the bag as a travel bag.

Strong and Well-made:
Heavy-duty buckles and zippers are made for long lasting use in any condition. Waterproof canvas is wear-resistant and protects your camera equipment from the elements a soft while the padded interior cushions your gear from bumps and jostles.

Easy On the Move:
Light padded straps make this Messenger bag comfortable to carry, even when it’s filled with your equipment.

  • Durable & waterproof: Made of special patented technology,martexin original wax canvas. Make the bag surface waterproof and greatly improve the strength and durability of the material.
  • Inner structure: 1 x main compartment, 1 x padded laptop sleeve, 2 x inner slip pocket, 1 x inner zip pocket, 2 x pen holder, 2 x front slip pocket.
  • Multi-function slip pocket inside camera case separates accessories from camera, you can reposition or remove several foam dividers to accommodate your gear. Outside side pockets for battery, cable or lens cap storage.

 

Competition Judge

Robin Lowry

Robin’s interest in photography was ignited at a young age. His Grandfather, a keen black and white enthusiast, would let Robin help him develop prints in his dark room. Robin went on to study photography, fine art and graphic design in the mid 80's. On leaving college he pursued a career in Graphic design and in more recent years photographic art direction, mainly in the automotive industry.

He spends most of his spare time looking for ‘the perfect capture’.
Will he ever achieve it? Who knows!

As children, many of us have fancied ourselves as lawyers, architects or doctors, only to change our fickle minds several times as we grew older.
Hailing from Essex, north-east of London city, Robin Lowry is one of the few people whose childhood ambitions endured the turbulent waves of adolescence and emerged intact — his dream of working in the photographic and image creation industry. Owls dominate most of Robin Lowry’s portfolio, yet one can never get bored. For such small creatures, they are surprisingly capable of a wide range of emotions – from looking regal and majestic, to downright grumpy, or simply adorable – all of which he has captured in perfect shots. A winner of many wildlife competitions and awards such as Digital Photographer of the Year 2014 (Wildlife Category) and appearing in the RSPB calendar and next year's Wildlife Trust calendar to appearing in photo magazines from Europe as far away as Malaysia.