Cameras at the ready for the launch of amateur photography competition

(L-R) Michelle McCarthy, York's UFO Marketing Manager, Helen Lennox and Carol Partington from Millennium Green Trust and Helen Fletcher, York's UFO Marketing Manager at the Green
23 Jun 2019 @ 11.52 am
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The Poppleton Millennium Green Photography Competition launches this weekend.

Local amateur photographers of all ages are invited to enter their best shots of the Millennium Green.

The competition is supported by York’s Ultra Fibre Optic (UFO) from TalkTalk – and one of the prizes is a year’s free connection to the super fast broadband.

Other prizes include a ChromeBook or Amazon Echo. Entrants can submit up to four pictures in each category:

  • wildlife on the green
  • four seasons of the year
  • unusual observations
  • and artistic impressions.

The winners will be chosen by the Millennium Green Trust and announced at the official awards ceremony. This will be held at the Tithe Barn in Nether Poppleton next summer where a selection of the entries will be on display.

Each winner will get to take home a prize donated by York’s UFO from TalkTalk.

Discover nature

Photograph: Millennium Green Nether Poppleton on Facebook
Submissions open on Monday 24 June 2019 and close on Tuesday 30 June 2020. More information can be found on the Millennium Green Facebook page and entry forms are located at the Poppleton Community Centre and Lemon Tree café in Nether Poppleton.

Competition organiser and Poppleton resident, Carol Partington, said: “We’re delighted to launch the competition for the local community which we hope will encourage photographers to try different techniques and embrace the wildlife that we have at the Green.

“We’re looking forward to receiving entries and are grateful to York’s UFO from TalkTalk for their kind donation.”

York’s UFO Marketing Manager, Helen Fletcher, said:

  • This is a great way for the community of Poppleton to participate in an activity that encourages people to get outdoors and discover the nature around them.

    We’re excited to see what people capture at the Green and are delighted to be supporting this competition.

Residents and businesses in Poppleton have recently been able to connect to York’s UFO from TalkTalk as it continues its rollout across the city.

The next generation network is transforming the city’s internet connectivity with speeds of more than 900Mb.