‘Autumn in the Stokes’ photo competition launched

Collage of winning and commended entries (2017).
Collage of winning and commended entries in the Bradley Stoke Journal’s 2017 Autumn Photo Competition.

Do you enjoy capturing the changing colours of autumn on your smartphone or camera? Well, this year you have an extra incentive because the Bradley Stoke Journal is once again running an ‘Autumn in the Stokes’ photo competition, with a first prize of £30.

The prize will be awarded to whoever sends us the shot that best captures the beauty of the season in the local area. There will also be three runners-up prizes of £10 each.

Photos must be taken between 1st October and 1st November 2020 (inclusive) in a public place within the Five Stokes area (Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Stoke Lodge or Harry Stoke).

To enter, email your photo to photos@bradleystokejournal.co.uk, message it to the Bradley Stoke Journal Facebook page, add it in a comment on the Facebook album or post it on Twitter mentioning @TheBSJournal and including the #AutumnPhoto hashtag.

Don’t forget to include your name and say where the picture was taken. Please try to give as precise a location as you can, e.g. “on the footpath by the Ellicks Close bridge in the nature reserve” rather than just “in the nature reserve”. Feel free to add a sentence or two telling us a bit more about what’s in your picture.

The competition will close at midnight on Sunday 1st November 2020 and the winning entries will be published in the November/December issues of the Bradley Stoke Journal and Stoke Gifford Journal magazines.

Competition terms and conditions: Entrants must live within the Five Stokes area. Maximum of six entries per person. Entrant names and photo descriptions will be published online and (if selected) in print. The four prize-winning entries will be chosen by Journal editor Stephen Horton, whose decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into.

N.B. Images which look to have been excessively ‘filtered’ in any way (e.g. to over-saturate colours) will be marked down.

• View the latest entries in this year’s competition on Google Photos or Facebook.

Note: Submitted photos will be uploaded to the above albums in batches every two to three days.

Collage of winning and commended images from 2017 – 1 Near the Three Brooks public house (Dawn Thompson); 2 Stream in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve (Jurij Babicev); 3 Near Farley Close, Little Stoke (Katie Hurrell); 4, 5 & 6 Savages Wood, Bradley Stoke (by Thomas Probert, Caroline Murray and Kate Boonzaaier respectively). View the results page in the November 2017 BSJ magazine.

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