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Top prizes up for grabs in photo competition


Dust off your lenses and put a memory card in your camera – Cheltenham-based medical charity Cobalt is launching a photography competition to raise funds to support teenagers and young adults with cancer by providing a specialist nurse.

Professional photographer Sally Ryde is part of the judging panel, and 12 winners will be published in the Cobalt 2021 calendar and receive amazing prizes including a Canon EOS 2000D camera and lens, a Light & Land photography workshop, subscriptions to the Royal Photographic Society and to Amateur Photographer magazine and a tour of Steve Russell Studios in Stroud.

A donation of £2 is needed to enter and there are three categories – Caring and Sharing, Nature in all its forms and Happiness is… along with an under-16s section.

The competition is open to both amateur and professionals and the closing date is 31st August 2021.  A dedicated web page with full details of how to enter along with terms and conditions can be found here.

Kirsty Bradbury, Fundraising Engagement Officer for Cobalt said, “The competition is open to everyone and you can enter as many images as you like. Smart phone entries are welcome too.

“The money raised will be used to fund Cobalt’s Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Nurse who supports some of the most vulnerable in our society; 16 – 25 year olds who have been given a life-threatening diagnosis. Cobalt needs to raise £28,000 each year to ensure that the vital support they receive will continue.”

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

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