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Young People Are Asked  Get Snap Happy


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Strabane District Council in association with the Strabane & District Camera Club is calling all young snappers to take part in the first ever "Snap Happy" Young Photographer’s Competition!  The search is on for the next generation of talented young photographers open to 21years and under.

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Young People are asked to take photos that inspire them under the theme of ‘People and its Environment’  The idea is to capture the natural beautiful qualities of your local environment along with its people through the lens of a camera, smart phone or tablet.


Chairman of Strabane District Council, Cllr Dan Kelly, commented ‘This is a really exciting competition which I am delighted that the Council is partnering. With the rise of technology everyone has the ability to take good quality photographs with many different devices, so from casual 'selfies' through to formal portraits and pictures I am looking forward to seeing how our young people interpret and reflect the theme of 'People and it’s Environment'. The Strabane District has so many beautiful and wonderful views - from lowland river landscapes to the scenic Sperrins, from our heritage and architecture, to art, wildlife - that when combined with our primary asset, which is our very talented people, I expect we will see some enduring, even iconic photographs submitted. I really hope the competition will inspire as many young people as possible to go out and capture an image of what this place means to them’

Chairman of Strabane & District Camera Club Gerry Cassidy continued ‘We are delighted to be part of this competition offering young people the opportunity to get out there and get creative.  There will be three categories Under 12s, 12-16 years and 16-21. There will be a range of great prizes: Each category winner will have their chance to be ‘snap happy’ in a full day’s Certified Digital Photography Workshop by Belfast Exposed. The three category winners will also receive an individual award in memory of Jim Patterson, Michael Dunn and John McMullan, plus there will be an exhibition and publication of winning entries which will be exhibited at the Alley Art Gallery from Monday 12 January – Friday 6 February 2015.  So regardless if you are studying photography in school or college or you have a passion for being #snaphappy with your camera, phone then now’s the time to enter!’

Closing date for Entries is Friday 14th November.

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or call Jacqui Doherty on 028 71 384444 email