Following the festivities for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at the beginning of the month, amateur photographers now have another chance to capture the summer of celebration in the East Riding.
On Monday, 18 June, the Olympic Torch will be carried through Bridlington and Beverley en route to Hull. Then on Tuesday, 19 June, the torch will pass through Brough and Goole as it proceeds to York. People are encouraged to line the route and cheer on the local torch bearers, who have been selected to participate in this prestigious, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is running a photography contest to capture the community spirit and pride that will be on display during this ‘Summer of Celebration’. Open to all amateur photographers, the contest will run until Friday, 27 July.
Councillor Richard Burton, cabinet portfolio holder for civic well being and culture at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The Olympic Torch Relay’s visit to the East Riding is an once-in-a-lifetime event and a great opportunity to take photos to capture this moment.
“Drawing on the success of the Capturing the East Riding photo contest, the council would like to give residents and visitors another opportunity to get involved, show off their creative talent and share with us how they celebrated the Jubilee and Torch Relay.”
Eligible photos must have been taken within the East Riding and be a record of Jubilee and Torch Relay activity between 2 June and 27 July. Participants may enter up to four photographs. Prizes will be awarded to those that best capture the East Riding’s summer of celebration.
All entries will be displayed on the council’s Flickr site www.flickr.com/photos/summerofcelebration/