Photographic competition open for entries

SUPPORT: Helen Livingston from Emerald Isle Recycle, who are the continued sponsor of the YFCU Photography Competition, is pictured with YFCU Programmes Officer Hannah McKeown.

CALLING all amateur photographers! The YFCU Annual Photographic Competition is now open for entries until Friday, February 1.

The title for the YFCU Photographic Competition 2019 is ‘Colour in our Countryside’. The theme is open to personal interpretation and the judges will be looking for beautiful photographs that show off the British countryside in all its natural glory, throughout the seasons. They can be photographs of the landscape, our wildlife, agriculture or recreation.

All competition entries will be displayed at the YFCU NI Quiz which is being held on Friday, March 1, at Magherafelt High School, with the winners being announced on the same night.

The YFCU photographic competition is kindly sponsored by Emerald Isle Recycle, which provides farm plastic recycling services across Northern Ireland. Helen Livingston from Emerald Isle Recycle commented: “Emerald Isle Recycle is delighted to continue its sponsorship of this year’s YFCU Photography Competition. We look forward to seeing the imaginative ways in which YFC members have captured the colour in our countryside this year.”

YFCU President James Speers commented: “On behalf of the YFCU, I would like to thank Emerald Isle Recycle for continuing to sponsor the photographic competition.

“We believe this competition recognises this next generation of talented young photographers and helps them grow and flourish. With this competition we also aim to encourage young people to experiment using digital or traditional methods of photography to show interpretation of their chosen topic and express their ideas through the medium of photography.”

Competition Rules

All competition entries must have been photographed between March 1, 2018, and January 31, 2019. Photographs must be sent to by Friday, February 1, at the latest. Members can only submit one entry and this must be sent as a JPEG file clearly labelled with their full name and YFC club.


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