Capture the worship or community activities taking place
at your church
Enter our photography competition 'Life and Soul - show your
Church in Action' being held in association with
ChurchCare, in association with the Church Times,
is calling photographers of all ages and experience to take part in
a competition to celebrate and capture the vast array of worship
and community activities that take place within the Church of
England's church buildings and churchyards.
The idea is to focus on church activities, rather than buildings
- people, not just places. We're looking for images which reveal
any kind of human interaction within church spaces.
There are three categories:
1 Worship and
3 "Chelfie" (you, your
church and its people). This is for all ages.
For the two main categories, entries will be separated
into two age groups - those under 16, and those aged 16
Entries will be judged on their composition, creativity and
impact and must include people.
There will be separate prizes for images of worship and prayer,
and images of community use. Entrants may submit a maximum of three
images in each category (only one prize per person) which should be
submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with
a completed entry form (see here) and
release form (see here). Images must be jpegs, and at least 300
dpi and 3 mega-bytes in size, and be submitted with the date taken
and name of the church. The deadline for entries will
be 31 October 2014. Full terms and conditions
can be found here (PDF document).
The judging panel - formed of the Chair of the Church Buildings
Council, the Editor and Features Editor of the Church
Times and Eamon McCabe, the Picture Editor of the
Observer - will meet in November and
winners will be contacted shortly after. With thanks to
the Church Times, up to five first prizes will be
awarded of £150 each. Winners will be recognised in print in
the Church Times and featured on the websites
and social media of both ChurchCare and the Church
Entries will ultimately be uploaded onto www.flickr.com and may be used for a
travelling exhibition in 2015.