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Prizes on offer in our ‘Autumn in the Stokes’ photo competition

Posted on Sunday 8th October 2017 at 9:59 am by SH (Editor)

'Autumn in the Stokes' photo competition.

Do you enjoy capturing the changing colours of autumn on your camera or smartphone? Well, this year you have an extra incentive because the 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 two runners-up prizes of £20 and £10 each,

Photos must be taken during October 2017 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 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.

The competition will close at midnight on Sunday 29th October 2017 and the winning entries will be published in the November issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine.

Competition terms and conditions: Entrants must live within the Five Stokes area. Maximum of six entries per person. The three prize-winning entries will be chosen by Journal editor Stephen Horton, whose decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into.

• View the latest entries in this year’s competition: Facebook

Collage (click to enlarge): Entries from the 2016 ‘Autumn in the Stokes’ photo competition. Clockwise from top left: Brook Way near Elm Close, Little Stoke (Ashish Budhia); Baileys Court Road, Bradley Stoke (Andy Burrows);  Savages Wood, Bradley Stoke (Jennifer Ladley); Braydon Avenue, Little Stoke (Jenny Church).

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Win £30 in our autumn photo competition

Posted on Friday 21st October 2016 at 10:42 pm by SH (Editor)

Autumn in The Stokes.

Do you enjoy capturing the changing colours of autumn on your camera or smartphone? Well, this year you have an extra incentive because the Journal has launched its ‘Autumn 2016 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 two runners-up prizes of £20 and £10 each,

Photos must be taken during October 2016 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, post or message it to the Bradley Stoke Journal Facebook page 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.

The competition will close at midnight on Sunday 30th October and the winning entries will be published in the November edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine.

Competition terms and conditions: Entrants must live within the Five Stokes area. Maximum of six entries per person. The three prize-winning entries will be chosen by Journal editor Stephen Horton, whose decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into.

Collage: Autumn photos from the Journal archives. Clockwise from top left: Trees in the grounds of Bradley Stoke Surgery, Savages Wood viewed from Ormonds Close, a tree in Orpheus Avenue and fallen apples in Webbs Wood.

•  View the latest competition entries in this album on our Facebook page: Autumn 2016 in The Stokes

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Meadowbrook pupils scoop national wildlife photography award

Posted on Thursday 15th October 2015 at 10:00 pm by SH (Editor)

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2015 - Meadowbrook Primary School Year 6 pupils with a copy of the hardback book that includes their winning photographs.

Year 6 pupils at Bradley Stoke’s Meadowbrook Primary School are celebrating after winning the ‘School Award’ category in the prestigious British Wildlife Photography Awards 2015.

The children’s portfolio of six photographs, taken last June in the town’s Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve, beat all competition from across the UK, including primary and secondary pupils up to age 18.

A small group of staff and three of the Year 6 pupils (James Murray, Freya Reid and Harvey Jones) attended the prize giving at the Mall Galleries in London on 16th September, where they rubbed shoulders with some of the country’s top wildlife photographers.

Speaking about the award ceremony, Freya Reid said:

“It was an amazing experience because we were the youngest there and we won!”

The pupils’ work has also been included in a stunning hardback coffee table book, ‘British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 6’, which showcases the very best entries from this year’s competition.

The Meadowbrook photos also feature in an exhibition of winning and commended entries at the Mall Galleries and in an exhibition tour to other galleries around the UK.

More: See the winning photographs taken by Meadowbrook pupils »

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The search is on for ‘amazing partnerships’ in Bradley Stoke

Posted on Friday 17th September 2010 at 12:33 pm by SH (Editor)

Budding photographers in Bradley Stoke are being invited to take a picture that best illustrates an amazing partnership.

The competition has been launched by Specsavers in Bradley Stoke, in partnership with Pentax Cameras, to raise awareness of Specsavers’ national charity partner, Guide Dogs.

Guide Dogs supporter, the Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, said:

“I’ve first-hand experience of how valuable each of my guide dogs has been. As an aid to mobility, as a support in providing independence and as a companion, they have provided for me the opportunity to work and live on equal terms with others. Quite simply, a guide dog for many blind people is a liberation and an essential aid in building the confidence that we all need to live our lives to the full.”

Edward Stanleigh, store director at Specsavers in Bradley Stoke, said:

“An amazing partnership can come in many forms, whether that’s an act of kindness, a helping hand or a sign of encouragement. This can be between friends, family or even between pets and their owners. You can really let your imagination run wild and show your creativity to represent the Central England region at the national exhibition in London.”

Find out about the prizes on offer and how to enter the competition »

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