Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, once a top secret institution where all photography was banned, is now welcoming the world’s photographers with open arms to take part in its inaugural ‘Picture Bletchley Park’ photographic competition.
The prestigious board of judges includes Kate Day, communities editor for Telegraph.co.uk, who is also well known for her blogs about photography and Damien Demolder, editor of the magazine, Amateur Photographer.
Kate says “I’m delighted to be judging this competition. I’m a big supporter of Bletchley Park and of the campaign to save such an important part of our history.”
The competition is open to everyone, regardless of experience.
Participants may submit photographs of any aspect of Bletchley Park, from the buildings and the army of staff and volunteers who work there, to its priceless historic collections and lovely gardens.
There are three categories, with four winners in each, plus a 13th overall winner of the whole competition who will be selected from among the 12 winners of the three categories.
The three categories are digital cameras, mobile phone cameras and film cameras.
The 12 winners will feature in Bletchley Park’s official 2012 calendar, with the photograph by the overall winner featuring on the front cover.
The 13 winning entries, along with 25 runners up, will also be displayed at Bletchley Park during the ‘Picture This’ event on 2 October, where the winners will each be presented with a framed copy of their entry.
To enter, or for more information and terms and conditions, go to: www.bparkcomp.org.uk