The popular ’24 Hours in Bristol’ photo-marathon competition, which sees 10,000 photographs taken in a single day for the chance to win £5,000 in prizes, returns at the end of September with an exciting new format – all entries must be taken on Smartphones or tablets only.
The annual competition to record a day in the life of the city will take place over a 24 hour period from 12.00pm on Saturday 30 September to 12.00pm on Sunday 1 October. Anyone with a smartphone or tablet can take part by registering at www.24hoursinbristol.co.uk to be eligible for £5,000 of prizes. Each entrant is given a time slot during the 24 hours, this could be 4pm-5pm or 4am-5am during which they must go out and take their photo; they can submit a total of 6 images. At least one of their photos has to be during their given time slot.
Entrants upload their images onto the event website for judging and all entry photos will be displayed alongside the winning and highly commended images in a major exhibition at Bristol’s new Programme Gallery from 28th October 2017.This year’s judging panel includes Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol; Ali Vowles, BBC Points West & radio presenter; Martin Booth, Editor of Bristol24/7 magazine; Michaela Strachan, BBC wildlife presenter; ; John Hirst, Chief Executive of Destination Bristol ; Dr Shawn Sobers, Associate Professor of Lens Based Media at UWE Bristol; Andy Butler, founder of Smartphone photography website Mobiography, and Mark Tipping, award winning smartphone photographer.
Only £3 entry for students (usually £5), which helps fund the £5,000 prizes. Make sure you use your UWE email when signing up!