Rainbow Photographic Competition

Saturday, September 10, 2016 to Sunday, February 19, 2017

Booking: No booking required.

Entry to the competition is FREE

10 September 2016 – 19 February 2017

Calling all photographers! We are looking for the best photograph of a rainbow over the skies of Salisbury. This is inspired by John Constable’s painting Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831, which will form part of a major exhibition at the museum from 17 September 2016 – 25 March 2017.

The competition is open to photographers of all ages and abilities and the prizes are:

First prize                  Vouchers to the value of £200

Second prize             Vouchers to the value of £100

Third prize                 Vouchers to the value of £50

all generously donated by the Salisbury branch of London Camera Exchange.

All you need to do is to take a photograph of a rainbow over Salisbury and email it to rainbow@salisburymuseum.org.uk before 19 February 2017. The judging panel will comprise members of London Camera Exchange, Plain Arts Salisbury and Salisbury Museum. The winner will be notified by email and the three winning photographs will be exhibited at the museum until 25 March 2017.

Tips for rainbow spotting from rainbow expert Professor John Thornes:

·         A rainbow is possible at any time of day between mid September and mid March

·         Rainbows are best seen early in the morning and late in the afternoon

·         Rainbows are more common in the afternoon as rain showers have had more time to develop

·         Remember the sun must be behind you so look towards the west in the morning and towards the east in the afternoon and to the north at midday between September and March.  You will never see a rainbow to the south!

How to Enter

  • You must enter online by emailing your entry, along with a covering email to rainbow@salisburymuseum.org.uk  All entries must be submitted as digital files. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit
  • Image requirements for entries: JPG files (Please keep the maximum file size to 2MB to ensure proper uploading). The file that you attach is exactly as it will appear to the judges
  • The competition is open to photographers, amateur or professional of any age 
  • All entry files must be named with artist's last name (underscore) first name, followed by the entry number (if you submit multiple entries) (i.e. Jones_Mike_1.jpg). Please do not include any other information in the file name, such as title of work.

·         Please do not submit links to jpeg files (Google Docs or otherwise)

The deadline for entries is 19 February 2017 and the winner will be notified by 1 March 2017. The judges’ decision is final.

Copyright for all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. Each entrant by entering the completion, grants permission to Salisbury Museum to use their work for promotional purposes.

Download all these details by following this link: http://www.salisburymuseum.org.uk/documents/events-documents

The current Constable in Context exhibition and related activity are part of Aspire, a partnership programme touring Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831 across the UK. Aspire is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Art Fund.


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