Poole tourist attraction, Compton Acres, has launched a photography competition to celebrate Dorset’s gorgeous landscape in the lead up to World Photo Day.
To commemorate World Photo Day celebrated on the 19th August one of Dorset’s finest historical gardens, ComptonAcres is hosting an amateur photography competition. Open to people across the county, the competition aims to promote Dorset’s beautiful scenery and horticulture. The landscape photography competition will take place throughout the summer, ending one week before World Photo Day, on Saturday 11th August.
Organisers are encouraging photography enthusiasts to snap spectacular images of Dorset’s outdoor scenery, capturing water features, floral displays or other outdoor elements. Entrants can immortalise sceneries ranging from ornamental gardens, town parks, their own gardens or Compton Acres mesmerizing displays.
The competition will be judged by Sheila Brown, President of the Parkstone Camera Club, and local media editor, Emma Joseph. Courtesy of Compton Acres, the prizes include a Family Annual Pass for the first prize, two Single Annual Passes for the second-place prize and a Cream Tea for the third-place prize. A selection of the very best photographs will be featured in Dorset Living, read by over 20,000 people in Dorset.
Donna Cooper, Marketing Manager at Compton Acres, said:
“We are thrilled to host a competition which will both promote photography talent and Dorset tourism. This is a challenge for people across the county to go out and test their photography skills whilst enjoying our county’s gorgeous surroundings. We hope to receive many photos, no matter if they are taken on a camera, mobile phone or tablet.”
Sheila Brown, President of Parkstone Camera Club, said:
“I am delighted to be involved in this new and exciting photography competition with Compton Acres. I am looking forward to seeing how local photography enthusiasts will capture our beautiful Dorset landscape.”
To enter, submit your photos by posting them on the Compton Acres Facebook page – or by emailing them to by Saturday 11th August.
To learn more about Compton Acres, visit www.comptonacres.co.uk.