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Festival Photo Competition

How Do You See The Festival?

 'Looks like the man in the moon' - A silhouetted glassmaker against a glory hole spacer  'I'm more interested in ducks than glass!' - There are plenty of activities to keep children of all ages amused spacer  'All that spinning is making me dizzy!' - A visiting troupe of Sufi dancers amazed crowds at the 2008 Festival spacer  'I meant an icecream when I said I'd love a cone' - The Red House Glass Cone is one of the key festival venues spacer

The festival is all about showing you why the world of glassmaking is so fascinating and such a visually stimulating subject. This year were inviting YOU to show us how you experience the Festival through your own eyes, or more accurately, through the lens of your camera.

Wed like to receive your digital images (no prints please) that capture the many flavours of the festival so bring your cameras along with you - we know that many of you already do - but when you get home and look through them why not enter one or two (or even three) into our competition?

Well be awarding prizes for the best image in adult and under 16 categories - amateur photographers only please. There is a limit of three images per entrant and a selection of images will be put up on our website. Entries will be accepted until Saturday 4th September and winners will be invited to and announced at the closing of the Biennale exhibition on 11th September. Entry forms will be available online and all entries must be made via the form on the festival website or by email. Please read the details of entry conditions below.

To get you in the mood, here (and above) are a few images from previous festivals.

 'I've got one just like that dad!' - Dad and child at Biennale spacer  'We were making glass when the pyramids were being built!' - Egyptian Glassmaker shows how it's done spacer  'I knocked that off the table but no one was looking!' - Jewellery in the Glass Emporium spacer  'Look at the state of her curtains!' - A dynamic installation in the Biennale
Please send your entry by email to together with the following information:
1. Your name and address, 2. a telephone contact number, 3. the title of your photograph (and a suitable caption if you wish) and 4. the date and venue of your shot.
To be eligible please also state in your email that the image can be used by the organisers in any future marketing activity. Please send only ONE email per entry. You may enter up to three images if you wish.
Entries must be sent to THIS EMAIL ADDRESS to be eligible:

Each image must be supplied as a jpeg file at 300dpi and be no smaller than 200mm x 150mm and no larger than 300mm x 210mm in size or 2mb file size so make sure your camera settings are adjusted accordingly. Other than being colour corrected the image(s) must not be manipulated or enhanced using any digital photographic software.

Entries must arrive by 4th September to allow time for judging. By entering the competition you are deemed to also be giving permission for us to use the image(s) in any future promotional and marketing material and assumes you have the persmission of anyone festured in the photograph for their image to be used. No liability will be accepted by the organisers for any offence due to use of the image(s).

N.B. Entries must be sent to THIS EMAIL ADDRESS to be eligible:

This is a digital photography competition only. No other formats can be accepted.

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