Community Event

Beauty in the Ordinary

Rushcliffe Photographic Society is very pleased to be running a community-based competition in conjunction with St Luke’s Church, West Bridgford, on the theme of ‘Beauty in the Ordinary’.

The community is invited to participate by taking pictures throughout the summer to illustrate ‘everyday and ordinary’ scenes from around the Gamston, Edwalton and West Bridgford area and to enter these pictures into the competition. The winning pictures will form part of an exhibition which will be on display at St Luke’s from 8th October.

This community photography event was kicked off with a pre-competition workshop on 16th July at St Luke’s Church Hall, Leahurst Road, West Bridgford NG2 6GL where members of Rushcliffe Photographic Society were on hand to give tips on composition, subject matter and camera controls, and on how to improve picture taking and editing with your mobile phone. The Society was also on hand to give advice on editing and emailing photos for the competition.

There are three age categories for competition entrants: Primary school age, Secondary school age, and Adult. Closing date for entries to the competition is 11th September 2016 and judging of the entries will be done by Rushcliffe Photographic Society. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed images in each category will be eligible for display in the exhibition at St Luke’s.

More information on the competition, rules of entry, age categories, and where to send your competition entries can be found by using the Contact page of this website or via the competition organisers at

We are aware of the safeguarding issues surrounding an event such as this where people will be taking photographs in the community or at events in the community If taking photographs of children. To help you tackle these issues we have developed a handy guide for you – ‘Safeguarding Issues’, which you can download here:

You can also download a Parental Consent Form here:

Once you have taken your photos and you are ready to submit them, you can find instructions on how to do so and in what format here:

Here you will find an Entry Form that can be downloaded:

Good Luck and Happy Clicking…………..we are really looking forward to seeing your entries!