Photo contest launched to show what Keynsham has to offer visitors

Published on: 04 Jun 2016

Residents are being urged to grab their cameras and share their favourite views of Keynsham in a competition being run by Keynsham Town Council in association with Keynsham Photographic Society and Visit Somerset.

As part of the council’s link with Visit Somerset, the county’s official destination management organisation, new promotional photographs are required to showcase everything Keynsham has to offer to visitors.
Town councillor Sam Waite, who has been co-ordinating the competition, said: “The town council decided it would be great to showcase the photography skills of local people instead of hiring a professional photographer for our new tourism material.”

He added: “Keynsham is sandwiched between two great cities. However, it is clear we have a very distinct and proud character of our own which should be celebrated. As well as this, we are lucky to have beautiful rolling countryside on our doorstep as well as a diverse mixture of historical and modern architecture within the town.”

The prizes include the winner’s photos being featured on Visit Somerset and Keynsham Town Council promotional material, family tickets for Wookey Hole Caves near Wells and West Somerset Railway near Taunton, as well as a year’s membership of Keynsham Photographic Society.

Entries for the competition should be emailed to: keynshamphotocomp@outlook.com by 6pm on Monday, July 25. The judging panel will consist of Keynsham town councillors, as well as the chair of the Keynsham Photographic Society.

For further information, visit the town council’s website www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk or contact town clerk Dr Cheryl Scott at Keynsham Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street, call 0117 9868683 or email townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk

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