The Slough Horticultural Show committee is calling on keen photographers to take inspiring photos and enter them into the photography class at the show on August 18.
There are awards for both adults and children along with a number of categories to enter under, so if you are a wildlife, landscape, portrait or street photographer, there is something for everyone.
In addition, the council would love for photographers to share their photos taken in Slough’s parks on the Love Slough’s Parks Facebook Page @lovesloughparks. The best photos will be selected for the Love Slough’s Parks annual calendar.
The categories for the competition are as follows:
H1. Colour print of a landscape
H2. Colour print of a specimen flower
H3. Colour print of wildlife
H4. Colour print of a child
H5. Black and white image of own choosing
H6. Colour print. A celebration of Slough
Junior class – under 16 years
H7. Colour print of a holiday
H8. Colour print of a pet
H9. Colour print of wildlife
H10. Colour print of an adult
H11. Black and white image of own choosing
H12. Colour print. A celebration of Slough
All entries for the competition must be delivered to the marquee by 9am on the day of the show. To download full entry details and an application form, go to www.slough.gov.uk/sloughshow
The horticultural show is brought to the town by the council and Slough Allotment Federation and takes place in Lascelles Park on 18 August, between 11am and 5pm.
As well has photography, there will be competitions for the best home grown produce including vegetables and flowers, and best home made items, including cakes, knitted items and clothing. There are also classes for children to enter their home grown produce and home made wares.
Cllr Rob Anderson, cabinet member for environment and leisure, said: “The horticultural show is about celebrating the talents of the people who live in and around Slough.
“The photography class is a wonderful way of showcasing these talents and I am really looking forward to seeing the pictures that are entered – particularly the ones of our parks and town.”
Haley Baldwin, from Slough Allotment Federation, said: ““There are some amazing sites to be seen in our daily lives and you do not have to be an expert to capture them in a photograph.
“Online facilities make it easy to turn a picture from a mobile phone or camera into a hard copy picture of no more than 18 x 13cm.
“Young, old, expert or novice, it is often the most unexpected moment that produces that special photograph. I'm really looking forward to seeing what the people of Slough will produce from behind their lenses.”