DUNDEE’S amateur photographers will put themselves in the frame for a top prize at their 51st annual awards event.
The brightest and best are set to step out from behind the lens to find out what develops in four categories next week.
Open to all photographers living within the boundaries of Dundee, and to all members of Dundee Photographic Society, the competitions are run every year in conjunction with Dundee City Council.
John Alexander convener of the city council’s neighbourhood services committee said: “Photography is still a popular hobby and with advances in technology the equipment for capturing and producing stunning images is within everyone’s reach.
“But simply having the kit doesn’t make you a good photographer. That requires creativity, experience and an eye for composition or capturing the perfect shot at the right time. The human element is what this competition focusses on.
“Into its sixth decade it is still exposing some breath taking photographs and along with the Dundee Photographic Society goes from strength to strength.
“The winning images, along with all of the entries, provide a showcase for the city’s natural history, built architecture and developments and they never fail to impress.”
Prizes are up for grabs for first, second and third place in Colour Prints, Monochrome Prints & Projected image sections, as well as four trophies:
• Dundee Corporation Trophy is awarded for the top three images in print and/or projected image with the highest total marks in the competition which best portray the city;
• Robert Saunders Trophy was endowed by Messrs Robert and Ivan Saunders to commemorate their father, an early exponent of colour photography. It is awarded for the best projected image taken in any Dundee park;
• Dundee Photographic Society Trophy is presented to the photographer who obtains the highest aggregate points from projected image, monochrome and colour print sections in the open competition; and
• Jim Coleman Trophy is awarded to the best image by an under 18.
After the prize giving ceremony on Monday (February 27) an exhibition of entries will be on display in the Central Library, Wellgate Centre from March 8 until March 22.