The Creative Activities Team is running another photographic competition for all members of Scouting and Guiding within North Yorkshire. Again this year it will be in four sections following the seasons of the year but with a common theme of Celebration. The four seasons will run as follows:

• Winter from January to March inclusive
• Spring from April to June inclusive
• Summer from July to September inclusive and
• Autumn from October to December inclusive

So break out the cameras and phones and start celebrating Summer. Feel free to interpret the theme of Celebration in in any way you like be it national celebrations; religious festivals of the year such as Easter, Ramadan, Diwali; Scouting/Guiding events such as Thinking Day, St George’s Day, Summer Camps; sporting events or just celebrating the seasons of the year. Remember if you include people in your photographs, you must have permission for their image to be used.

Entries will be judged in the various sections from Rainbows and Squirrels through to Leaders and Active Support/Trefoil Guild.

As last year we will be happy to receive entries at the end of each season (with the Summer entries at the end of September), we will publish the best from each season on the relevant County website and then hold them over for eventual winners at the end of the year. Each person may enter a maximum of five photographs per season, which must have been taken by the entrant, to the competition. Submissions must be in digital jpg format, entries taken on camera phones will be accepted.

All photographs must be submitted with the name of the photographer, section (Squirrel, Brownie etc.), Scout or Guide group, District or Guide County details, an email and postal contact (to receive a certificate) and confirmation that the photograph(s) is all the entrant’s own work. The entries will be judged in the appropriate section, all judging will be anonymous, and the decisions of the judges will be final.

Photographs must be submitted to the following email address only: creative@nys.org.uk

Any photographs submitted to the competition may be used by the Scout or Guide Counties for any Scouting or Guiding purposes. All other rights are retained by the photographer.

Further information or for any queries please contact:
John A Ives
ACC Creative Activities
North Yorkshire Scouts
creative@nys.org.uk