A new competition has been launched to find new stunning images of the Jurassic Coast. The 2013 Jurassic Coast Award is a photography competition open to all and with great cash prizes totalling £1,800.
The free to enter competition, sponsored by the Fine Family Foundation is now open to all ages with a first prize of £500 to the adult winner and £250 for the youth category as well as runner's up cash prizes.
Images are to be submitted in three categories which are, ‘My special place', ‘Point in time' and ‘Close up coast'. Images can have been taken in the five years before the competition closing date of the 25thFebruary 2013.
The competition will be judged by a panel led by the award-winning photographer Ben Osborne (Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2007).
Sam Rose, World Heritage Team Leader commented;
"We are delighted that this year's Jurassic Coast Award is a photography competition. The World Heritage Site is a very popular subject for many photographers and I'm looking forward to seeing stunning images of that 'different view' of our coast. I'm just disappointed that I can't enter myself!"
The competition is supported by Dorset Wildlife Trust with winning entries to be displayed at the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre from the 29th March to 19th April 2013.
Dorset Countryside will host an exhibition of the winning images in the Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Castle from the 14th to 20th May 2013, 11am to 4pm.
Lulworth Cove Heritage Centre will display the winning images during June 2013.
Entries should be sent as prints (maximum of 5 entries each category), up to A4 size, with the title of image, category of entry (‘Youth' if under 16), name, address, telephone number and email address on the reverse to:
Jurassic Coast Award
PO Box 7755
See full terms and conditions on the website.