A new photography competition has been launched by Limerick.ie to capture the edge and embrace of Limerick with a prize pot of €1,000 and the potential for a winning image to appear on a city centre billboard.
To celebrate the new Limerick brand Limerick: Atlantic Edge, European Embrace unveiled earlier this year, both amateur and professional photographers are being invited to capture the beautiful contradictions of Limerick’s distinctive character, warm yet gritty; proud yet humble; creative yet driven.
We are looking for images that show a different point of view, a quirky side, and exciting angle to Limerick.
What connects you to our tidal River Shannon, the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, our beautiful county or the art, culture and history of the city in a way that exemplifies Edge or Embrace?
What’s the most exciting or edgy thing you’ve seen in and around Limerick?
On a more personal level, what experiences have you witnessed that demonstrates Limerick’s warmth and embrace, particularly during the last challenging few months?
We want to see your images about the things that make Limerick special as a place to live, work and visit. The best images will express the two essential elements at the heart of the Limerick brand: Edge and Embrace.
The competition is divided into two categories with one overall winner in each category.
Amateur Prize: €1,000 voucher for Whelan Cameras, Limerick
Professional Prize: Month-long billboard display for winning photo
“Limerick is a place with a story around every corner, we are looking for photography of the city and county which seeks to reveal, surprise and delight,” said Laura Ryan, Head of Marketing and Communications, Limerick City and County Council. “That means favouring light conditions that enhance the beauty of a particular place or conditions which create contrast and atmosphere such as crisp blue skies, sunset, sunrise, or subtle light. We are a city and county rich in beautiful scenery so whether it’s innovation, or capturing our warm and inviting welcome, there’s an abundance of opportunity to showcase our unique Limerick personality.”
Up to ten entries from each category will be shortlisted by a panel of judges with shortlisted images also published online at Limerick.ie and also in the Limerick Leader.
One winner from each category (Amateur and Professional) will be selected by public vote through Limerick.ie’s Facebook account next month.
Closing date for entries is midnight on Monday 12 October 2020 so plenty of time to get shooting!
Winners will be announced in early November 2020.
For further information please email email@example.com or visit www.limerick.ie/photography-competition.