From skateparks to lake vistas: capture Northamptonshire for photo competition

Nicholas Coe from Northampton took this image, which he said: "represents the success of a team bolstered and supported by the Northamptonshire community."
Nicholas Coe from Northampton took this image, which he said: "represents the success of a team bolstered and supported by the Northamptonshire community."

A countywide funding foundation is calling on amateur snappers to capture the places and faces of Northamptonshire for a chance of winning a prize.

Already several entries have been handed into Northamptonshire Community Foundation’s Capture the Moment competition - such as those shown here.

Barry Richardson from Isham in Northamptonshire - Anglers enjoying the last of the light at Pitsford Water to the north of Northampton.

Barry Richardson from Isham in Northamptonshire - Anglers enjoying the last of the light at Pitsford Water to the north of Northampton.

The organisation launched the contest last month to celebrate its 15th anniversary.

Entrants still have three weeks to enter and to stand a chance of winning a year’s subscription to the DSLR Photography Magazine.

The top snappers will also be presented with a trophy at the foundation’s yearly awards bash in September.

Communications and grants officer at NCF, Lucy Davies, said: “We want people to send us photos of the Northamptonshire community.

Chloe Pearson from Thrapston, Kettering. This photo was taken while on a walk with her sister and her dog, who is seen looking out on to Thrapston boating lake.

Chloe Pearson from Thrapston, Kettering. This photo was taken while on a walk with her sister and her dog, who is seen looking out on to Thrapston boating lake.

“Maybe if they are at Northampton Music Festival later this month or if they are out with friends.

“If they are at a picnic, or visiting Althorp House, we want people to capture the moment and capture the community of Northamptonshire.”

Photos can be taken on anything fro ma smartphone to a disposable camera.

If you want to take part email your entries to lucy@ncf.uk.com or upload a photo onto the foundation’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NorthantsCF/?fref=nf

Felix King from Northampton captured this photo of Radlands Plaza.

Felix King from Northampton captured this photo of Radlands Plaza.

When you enter you must provide:

1. Name and contact number.

2. A short 100-word description about what your photo means to you.

3. The age category you are applying to (either under 16 or over 16)

Brian Etherington from Hardingstone took this snap of Lesley Nuttall, who has been teaching tap dance and organising a charity show at Hackleton Village Hall.

Brian Etherington from Hardingstone took this snap of Lesley Nuttall, who has been teaching tap dance and organising a charity show at Hackleton Village Hall.

4. The postcode of where your photograph was taken. If you don’t know the postcode, don’t worry – just say the area.

5. How you heard about it.

6. Your photograph entry in jpeg or png format. Images must be no large than 5MB.

Your image will be displayed on our Facebook Photo Gallery uploaded by a member of our team. We moderate all entries so if it’s the weekend it may not be until Monday that we publish your pictures to the gallery.