Three Counties Open Photographic Competition at Keele

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Posted on 10 January 2013

Photographers from Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire have been invited to submit entries for the Keele University Art Gallery's Three Counties Open Photography Competition.

Photographers may submit up to three photographs in total for the Open Photography Exhibition Awards and could win a first prize of £300. There is also a second prize of £100 and third prize of £50.

Those selected will also have the chance to win one of the following additional prizes:

Hulme Upright Prize: £250
Student Prize: £150
The Art Studio Prize: £100

The winning entries will be selected by a panel of judges headed by Dr Mike Maloney, OBE, FRPS, FBIPP, three times Press Photographer of the Year and former Chief Photographer of the Mirror Group of Newspapers. They will also make a final selection of photographs to be included in an exhibition at the University's Art Gallery, which will run from 27 February to 27 March 2013. This will provide a showcase for photographers in the area and also gives visitors the opportunity to see and buy from a wide range of selected original work.

The aim of the Three Counties Open Photography competition and exhibition is to give photographers from Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire the opportunity to show their work to new audiences. The exhibition is popular with photographers in the region and visitors to the gallery. The high standard of work reflects a wide range of styles and enthusiasm for the medium.

Receiving days for entries are: Friday 8th (10 am to 4 pm) and Saturday 9th February (from 10 am to 1 pm). Awards will be announced at a preview to the Open Photography Exhibition.

For further information contact and entry forms see or contact: Kerry Jones, Keele University Arts Officer, 01782 734908.