Friday, 24 February 2012

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden - Light Fantastic Photography Competition



Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham, Norfolk is inviting amateur photographers to celebrate the ‘Light Fantastic’ in the garden and enter its 2012 photography competition.

The closing date is 30 November, so photographers have the opportunity to capture their favourite Fairhaven image, inspired by the theme ‘Light Fantastic’, during the spring, summer and autumn.

There will be an exhibition of shortlisted photographs at the garden from 17 December to 11 January, when the winners will be announced. Wildlife photographer, Peter Mallett will head the judging panel.

There are two categories, adult and under 12. Up to three entries can be submitted per person, in colour or black and white (print only), with a charge of £1 per entry.

Prizes are as follows:

Adult – a Kata press reporter bag from Wex Photographic, an A4 framed print of the winning photograph, plus a year’s Fairhaven Garden family membership. The photograph will also feature on the cover of the local Village Book.

Under 12 – an Olympus VG-130 compact Camera from Wex Photographic, an A4 framed print of the winning photograph, plus a year’s Fairhaven Garden family membership.

For full competition rules contact Sue Telford, tel. 01603 270449, email bookings@fairhavengarden.co.uk, or pick up a copy of the rules at the garden.

Louise Rout, Fairhaven Garden Manager said: “Fairhaven is a garden for all seasons. There’s so much here for photographers, from rafts of bluebells and the ancient boughs of the King Oak, to the sun shining through the leaves of the vast gunnera plant, and the light glinting on our private broad. I am looking forward to seeing what inspires photographers and am sure that we will have a fantastic exhibition at the end of the year. I would like to thank Wex Photographic for supporting our first photographic competition.”

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction, http://www.fairhavengarden.co.uk/, tel. 01603 270449. Garden entry is adult £5.50, concessions £5 and child £3 (under 5 free).

The garden is open daily all year (closed Christmas Day), free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales. There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including a Sensory Garden. Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available. Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, winner of Best Broads Holiday Experience and Best Visitor attraction under 50,000 visitors) EDP Tourism in Norfolk Awards 2011.

Photograp: Fairhaven privaate broad in the early morning - Louise Rout