The British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA) is offering amateur photographers the chance to win two superb cameras and a unique opportunity to be a part of their upcoming photography exhibition The Post Offices in Pictures.
The BPMA is today, Thursday 14 July, delighted to launch a nationwide photography competition on the theme ‘the Post Office in the UK’. Entrants are invited to submit an inspiring image that illustrates the theme and evokes curiosity to find out more about what is pictured in the photo.
A panel of judges will select a winner in two categories; over and under 16. The winner in the over 16 category will receive a Nikon D3100, and the under 16 winner will be given a Nikon Coolpix P500, both from Swindon-based audiovisual retailer Sight 2 Sound. The winners will also feature in the BPMA’s upcoming Post Office in Pictures exhibition at the Post Modern Gallery in Swindon in the autumn.
The closing date for entries is 5pm on 9th September 2011. Please see the terms and conditions for details on how to enter.
The Post Office in Pictures exhibition
The Post Office in Pictures is an exhibition showcasing iconic photographs from the vast collections of The British Postal Museum & Archive.
From strange creatures sent through the post, to the daily deliveries by land, sea and air to every corner of the country, the photos featured offer a fascinating set of windows on Britain from the 1930s to 80s – including some of the more unusual, unexpected and unseen activities of The Post Office and its people.
Swindon-based artists from Artsite Ltd. will give the exhibition a contemporary twist, with an art installation inspired by the archive images.
The Post Office in Pictures exhibition is open at the Post Modern in Swindon between 6th October and 5th November 2011. Free entry – donations welcome.
To find out more, visit www.postalheritage.org.uk/inpictures