Budding photographers in Leeds are being encouraged to focus their lenses on their local park as part of a competition to celebrate nature and wildlife in the city.
Entries for the annual Leeds in Bloom calendar competition are now open, with people of all ages invited to take a photo of a park or green space in the city for the chance to be chosen as one of the 12 winning images which will make up the official 2014 calendar.
Aside from seeing their image in print, the winners will also receive prize money of £100 from parcel delivery service Hermes, sponsor of Leeds in Bloom. New for this year’s competition is a separate category for those aged 16 and under, with the winners and their schools each receiving horticulture vouchers from sponsors Evans Property Group.
Leeds City Council executive member for the environment Councillor Mark Dobson said:
“Leeds in Bloom is a fantastic initiative which everyone in Leeds can play their part in, from schools to homeowners, community groups, businesses and photographers for the calendar competition. It really does bring people together and helps to make Leeds look fantastic, especially during the summer months.
“As a council we are very proud to work with the Leeds Floral Initiative and sponsors Hermes and Evans Property Group to manage Leeds in Bloom, and we look forward to seeing more great entries this year and hopefully our best-ever results at Britain in Bloom.”
Entries for the competition are now being accepted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or through the post on a disk to Richard Gill, Farnley Hall, Hall Lane, Leeds, LS12 5HA. The deadline for entries is Friday 27 September 2013.
For more information about Leeds in Bloom, visit www.leeds.gov.uk/inbloom