PHOTO:SYNTHESIS Children's photo competition & exhibition

Environmental PHOTO COMPETITION for children 4 - 13 years ( closing date 8th May ) followed by EXHIBITION OF ALL ENTRIES on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th May


                                        Think about what the environment means to you .......

From fields of sheep to flowers in your garden; climate change to geology; the Irish Sea to the Wicklow Mountains - take a photograph of something you think represents your local environment.


Download Entry Form

Download the entry form here (see above) or email and we will send you details. The closing date for receiving entries is Friday 8th May. All entries, along with your completed entry form, to be posted to WAF Photo Competition, c/o My Pad 2 , High Street,  Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow. Winners will be notified by 20th May.
There will be voucher & cash prizes for winners plus special overall prizes.
Images must depict your local environment and should be printed as a 5x7 print on photographic paper. There are first, second and third prizes in the four age categories: 4-5 years; 6-7 years; 8-9 years; 10-13 years.

ALL ENTRIES will be exhibited at the festival site at Abbey Grounds, Wicklow Town, on 23rd & 24th May as a part of the Wicklow Arts Festival  ......  Happy Snapping!





Competition Rules :

The closing date for receiving entries for the competition is 8th May.
1. Each entrant may only submit one photograph.
2. Entrants must be aged 4-13 years.
3. All entries will be exhibited at the festival site at Abbey Grounds, Wicklow Town, from Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th May as a part of the Wicklow Arts Festival
4. Images must depict your local environment.
5. Images can be colour or black and white.
6. Images should be printed as a 5x7 print on photographic paper.
7. All images entered must be the original work of the entrant, with minimal use of editing programmes (such as Instagram)
Submitting entries
8. A copy of each photograph must be submitted in print.
9. Fill out an entry form for each photograph.
10. Each photo entry should include a description of 50-100 words:   Why have you submitted this photo?  What does it say to you about the environment around you?
11. Entries can be submitted by schools or parents.
12. Entries and the completed entry form should be posted before the 8th of May to :
WAF Photo Competition
c/o   My Pad 2, High Street,
        Wicklow Town
        Co Wicklow
13. Judges appointed by the Wicklow Arts Festival will choose the winning entries.  The judges’ decision will be final.
14. Categories for judging will be as follows:  age 4-5; age 6-7; age 8-9; age 10-13
15. There will be some extra overall prize categories
16. Winners will be notified via text/email by 20th of May. Prize winners can collect their award from the Festival Stand at Abbey Grounds, Wicklow Town on Sat. 23rd or Sun. 24th May- alternatively, prizes will be posted to winners.
17. Images cannot be returned so make sure you have a copy of your photograph.
18. All images are submitted at the entrant’s own risk, the Wicklow Arts Festival regrets that they cannot take any liability for loss of or damage to them in the post.
19. The WAF will use the entered photographs for promotional purposes.
20. Entry to the competition confirms acceptance of the above rules.