As part of our Open City Campaign which seeks to promote Manchester as a welcoming and accessible photography destination, a competition is running in tandem with our Urban Canal Photography Course – in partnership between CityCo, Manchester Photographic, Fuji and Hahnemuhle.
The best images will be judged by leading photographers with a Manchester connection including Andy Fallon, Ian Tilton and Mike Rampton.
The 40 finalists will have the opportunity to have their work exhibited in Manchester Photographic’s new Dale Street gallery from Saturday 18 – Sunday 26 August 2012, and the photographs will be printed on top quality Hahnemuhle fine art paper to be presented to the finalists.
The over-all winner will also receive the ultimate travel companion a 16-megapixel, Fuji F600 camera worth £320 as well as seeing their image displayed in the gallery as a 1 × 1.5 meter image print.
The finalists will also have their images projected onto a giant outdoor screen in the Piccadilly Basin on 22 and 23 August, during an evening celebration as part of The Canal Festival 2012. The festival will be celebrated in Manchester city centre for the first time this summer.
Entry is free for attendees of the Urban Canal photography course. Up to four images can be submitted person and there is a £5 administration fee per image for those who have not attended the course.
Photographs must be taken of the waterways between Piccadilly basin and Castlefield.