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Get snapping for Rotary’s centenary photo contest


To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Stroud Rotary Club is running a number of events including the Centenary Photographic Competition. The theme of the competition is 100 Years of Stroud, and judges will be looking for some exciting, creative, original or innovative interpretations of the theme.

The competition is part of the Stroud Arts Festival, and the organisers have donated £500 as prizes. Entry is open to anyone living, working or being educated in the Stroud District Council area, and there are classes for all ages (7-11, 11-14, 14-18 and adult).

“Pictures can be taken with any kind of photographic equipment, including mobile phones, and entrants are encouraged to interpret the theme in any way they choose,” explained Rotarian Eric Brownbill.

“Pictures will be judged by Roger Matthews, who is chairman of Stroud Camera Club, and Britt Willoughby Dyer who is a professional photographer specialising in lifestyle and gardens – her work has been featured in Gardens Illustrated, House and Garden and Garden Design Journal amongst others. There will be an exhibition of entries at The Museum in the Park later in the year.

“We hope that the entries will show the imagination and creativity of the citizens of Stroud and provide some new and interesting insights into the last 100 years of our town,” added Eric.

Full details of the competition with rules and entry forms is available on the Stroud Rotary Club website https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=624 

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