Festival clicks with local photographers

Last year's entry 'Haddo Evening Stroll' by Steven Dunthorne
Last year's entry 'Haddo Evening Stroll' by Steven Dunthorne

Organisers at Haddo Arts have been delighted by the response from local photographers to its Photography Competition.

The competition has been a regular feature of the annual Haddo Arts Festival, but this year, more local entries have been received than ever before.

There are four categories – Images of Haddo, Wildlife and Land, Sea & Sky – with a special category for the Under 16s.

This year’s judges are Lord Aberdeen, Anne Campbell, Head of Analogue Photograph at Gray’s School of Art, and Simon Ovenden, official Festival Photographer.

Across all the categories over 250 images were submitted and the winners will be announced at a special Reception at Haddo Country Park on Sunday, October 1 at 1pm.

An Exhibition of the work of the winners in 1st and 2nd place in each category will run in the Pheasantry in Haddo Country Park from October 1-29.

Among the prizes for this year’s Competition are a Workshop in Analogue Photography and Bromoil Technique with Anne Campbell of Gray’s School of Art, a meal for two at the Meldrum House Hotel and tickets to any of the exciting events at the Haddo Arts Festival 2017.

Simon Ovenden, said: “Although developments in technology have changed standards in photography in recent years, you cannot replicate the artistry of a well composed image and we have seen these in abundance.

“We were especially impressed by the standard of the work submitted in the Under 16 category.”

The Haddo Arts Festival runs from October 7-14 and ttckets are available from www.haddoarts.com or by calling 0333 666 3366.