CALLING ALL BUDDING YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS!

Sustainable St Albans Week 2018 Launches “Living St Albans” Photography Competition for School-Aged Children & Young People.

Children and young people in St Albans, Harpenden, and the surrounding areas are being invited to take part in “Living St Albans”, a photography competition showcasing sustainable living throughout the district.

The competition is open to anyone at Infant, Junior or Secondary School and prizes include £100 for the winner of each age category. There are also prizes for the best-combined entry (e.g. a photo montage) from a school, year, class, or youth group.

“The photo competition is a great way for young people to look at what’s going on around them and think about the impact we all have on our environment”. Miranda Wilkins, 17, studying A-levels at St Albans High School. Miranda, who enjoys taking photos when she’s out and about, also went to the Paris Climate Change conference in 2015 for Sustainable St Albans Week’s ‘Postcards to Paris’ initiative.

Participants are encouraged to use one of the 10 themes of environmental sustainability as a focus for their submission:

• Health and happiness
• Equity and local economy
• Culture and community
• Land and nature
• Sustainable water
• Local and sustainable food
• Materials and products
• Travel and transport
• Zero waste
• Zero carbon

Entrants have until 5pm on 29th March to submit their photograph, along with a short description (25 words max) explaining their work. More information and an entry form can be found here http://sustweek18photocomp.co.uk/

The top three photographs in each age category will be displayed at the “Know How Festival”, the final event of Sustainable St Albans Week 2018, on Sunday 29th April 2018. The photography exhibition will also be on show at a number of sites across the district.

“The photo competition is a new initiative to help get young people thinking about the environment, and to encourage participation in the Week”. Gail Jackson, Sustainable St Albans Week 2018 Communications Team.

Sustainable St Albans Week is from 21st – 29th April 2018 and you have until 15th January to register your event. More information about how to join in this award-winning local initiative is available on the website www.sustainablestalbans.org

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