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Photography competition will help fund cancer nurse specialist


A medical charity that supports teenagers and young adults with cancer is urging professional and aspiring photographers to take part in a picture competition.

The competition is raising funds for a cancer nurse specialist.

Photographers Sally Ryde and Kevin Pascoe have teamed up with Cobalt medical charity to run a free workshop for everyone entering their photography competition before Thursday, May 20. 

The workshop will be open to beginners and professionals and will take place on Sunday, May 23.

Entries must be received by Thursday, May 20 to be eligible for the workshop.  The workshop will last one hour and will focus on exposure. It will include guidance on how to use a camera in manual mode, the basics of ISO, aperture and shutter speed. It will also dive into how to train your eyes as a photographer, looking at leading lines, the rule of thirds composition and artistic tools.

Kirsty Bradbury, Fundraising Engagement Officer for Cobalt said: “To enter the competition, all you need to do is visit and upload your image to the gallery. Entries are £2 per image and you can enter the competition as many times as you like, even after the workshop so you can try out the handy hints and tips.”

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Pic: Matt Bigwood

Sally and Kevin are part of the judging panel who will oversee the entries. Twelve winners will have their entries published in the Cobalt 2021 calendar and receive an amazing prize. Prizes include a Canon EOS 2000D with lens, a place on a Light and Land Photography Workshop, subscriptions to the Royal Photographic Society and to Amateur Photography magazine and a tour of Steve Russell Studios in Stroud.

You can enter the competition for as little as a £2 donation. There are three categories to choose from along with an under 16’s entry. Categories are ‘Caring and Sharing’, ‘Nature in all its forms’ and ‘Happiness is…’

Closing date for entries is  August 31st.  A dedicated web page with full details of the competition and how to enter along with terms and conditions can be found here.

Anyone who would like to know more about Cobalt’s work should phone the fundraising team on 01242 535922 or email

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