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Photographic competition will snap Swaffham’s essence




Swaffham Museum has launched a photographic competition as part of the Rotary Club’s 50 years celebration.

Taking place over 12 months, the competition will allow those participating to “capture the essence of Swaffham throughout the year – the ordinary and the extraordinary, the places, the action and events, and the people of the town”.

Stephen Ward of the Rotary Club and chairman of the town’s Visual Arts Festival, along with the club’s president Malcolm Whittley, thought up the idea.

At the Launch with some of the Leslie Kendle Archive Material are, (LtoR), Andrew Stephens (Rotary Club of Swaffham), Malcolm Whittley (President Rotary Club of Swaffham), Liz Stephens (Rotary Club of Swaffham) and Sue Gatuso (Swaffham Museum)
At the Launch with some of the Leslie Kendle Archive Material are, (LtoR), Andrew Stephens (Rotary Club of Swaffham), Malcolm Whittley (President Rotary Club of Swaffham), Liz Stephens (Rotary Club of Swaffham) and Sue Gatuso (Swaffham Museum)

Their inspiration was a book of photographs in the museum called Kendle’s Old Swaffham, which showed various parts of the town.

Denis Bishop of the club said: “This competition is not just for our 50th anniversary, but also to show how much the town has changed.”

Running as a quarterly competition, entries will be judged by the end of March, June, September and December, with the results being announced by the 15th of the following month.

The free competition will culminate in an annual exhibition at the end of the year.

The rules of the competition state entries can be either black and white or colour, and prints must be mounted on a board which is no bigger than 30cm x 40cm. Digital sizes should be 1900 pixels x 1200 pixels with no file sizes greater than two megabytes in jPeg format.

Entry forms are available from Ceres Bookshop, Swaffham Museum and the Rotary Club website.



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