Gloucester City Council is joining in with English Tourism Week by hosting a photography competition, showcasing Gloucester from the lens of amateur and professional photographers.


Gloucester Tourist Information Centre will display the best five amateur and five professional photographs in the window to promote their work. There is no theme, except to show Gloucester at its very best.


English Tourism Week aims to promote the importance of the tourism industry to the country.


People can submit their photographs until 19th February by emailing tourism@gloucester.gov.uk, and must include their name and if they are submitting to the professional or amateur picture. There is a limit of three photos per person.


Submitted images must be suitable for A4/A3 printing and all images will be credited as necessary.


Judging will take place on the 24th February and photographs will be displayed from the 29th February through to the 13th March. After this, the photographs will go on permanent display within the Tourist Information Centre.


Mayor Sebastian Field will choose the final winner who will receive a framed print of their image and see it displayed for all to enjoy in the café at Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery.


Cllr Lise Noakes, cabinet member for culture and leisure at Gloucester City Council, said: “In our vibrant and beautiful city, I am sure the photographs we will receive will be spectacular.


“I am really keen for people to take part in this competition. You may not have the best camera in the world, but if you love our city and know any secret beauty spots, I would urge you to take part.


“There is so much history and culture in Gloucester and I wish everyone taking part good luck.”

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