If there's one thing that's obvious from my blog, is that I love photographs. I have always been that person snapping away at family days out, gathering memories to laugh and cry over in the future, capturing the ridiculous, the poignant and the ordinary moments which otherwise pass us by. That's what my 365 project is all about, and why I am so happy to help promote photography with other parents.
The Boy is beginning to become really curious about photography, and since I gained a new dSLR last week he has been eager to snap away like a young David Bailey. That's the wonder of digital cameras; children (and adults) can take numerous photographs and view them straightaway, seeing how to improve the shot. With The Boy, mainly getting the subject in the frame is a success!
That is why I am overjoyed and proud to announce that I have been selected as one of five judges in TravelSupermarket's Capture The Colour competition.
Following the success of last Summer’s photography blogging competition Capture the Colour, Travel Supermarket have teamed up with Venture Photography to launch ‘Kids Capture the Colour’; an exciting challenge for children aged 15 or under to get creative and photograph the world around them. Children can be so creative, why should such a fun opportunity be restricted to grown-ups?
To get budding photographers started, Travel Supermarket will be sending out digital cameras to parent bloggers across the UK to help their children capture the colours of red, blue, green, yellow and white while on their Summer holidays.
A category winner for each of the five colours will be selected by the judging panel which is made up of five familiar bloggers:
- This Mummy Loves (Blue)
- A Mummy Too (Green)
- Capture By Lucy (Yellow)
- Mammasaurus (Red)
- me (White)!
- Photography experts, Venture, will then choose the overall winner based on the best all-round entry.
To apply to take part, please email Travel Supermarket at email@example.com with the subject title ‘Kids Capture the Colour’. They will select 100 lucky bloggers to take part, sending each a digital camera for their children to snap their photos on the coloured themes. Once the bloggers' children have selected their five photos, their mums or dads need to showcase them in a blog post explaining the stories behind them.
I will be judging the photographs in the 'White' category and I can't wait to get started! I even let The Boy have a play at capturing things that he could see which were white. Not too bad for a four year old, but I bet your children can be more imaginative!
Full terms and conditions can be found on the 'Kids Capture The Colour' information page, however it is worth noting that by entering the competition and receiving a camera, you will write a blog post featuring images taken by your child using the camera provided by TravelSupermarket.com.
The cut-off date for applications is the 25th September and entries must be submitted by the 9th October. E-mail in to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title ‘Kids Capture the Colour’. The 100 bloggers chosen to take part will be notified and sent a digital camera. Those selected to take part should publish their Kids Capture the Colour blog post on their own blog. All entries must be made via a blog post.
What are the prizes?
5 x Colour Category winners will win a Venture Photography Family Experience worth £500:
The experience includes:
- Fun and memorable photoshoot (A one hour unique and personal studio photo session worth £150)
- Creative image preparation (Several hours of digital work by the Venture photography creative team)
- Personal cinematic viewing (Preview of your image show in the Venture cinematic studio)
- Hand-made framed photograph (A Gallery Mini (152 x 152) framed wall product worth £350)
1 x Overall winner will receive £1,000 cash prize via bank transfer.
To get involved with the Kids Capture the Colour conversation on Twitter, follow the hashtag #KIDSCTC. For more information about the competition, prizes, and terms and conditions see the competition page here.
Good luck and I look forward to seeing the entries!