Photography Competition Pounds 15,000 IN PRIZES TO BE WON IN THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY/ FIRST D IRECT AWARDS
The Independent on Sunday and First Direct, the UK's premier 24- hour direct bank, are still accepting entries for one of Europe's most generous photography competitions. The theme this year is `Celebration'. While all pictures entered for the main prizes should be in black and white, entrants are invited to interpret the theme as freely as they like. Shown below is last year's winning photograph of children in Madagascar taken by Chris Simpson, on the theme of independence.
AMATEUR 1st prize pounds 5,000 plus a paid photographic assignment with the IoS 2nd prize pounds 1,500 3rd prize pounds 500 PROFESSIONAL 1st prize pounds 5,000 plus a paid photographic assignment with the IoS 2nd prize pounds 1,500 3rd prize pounds 500 UNDER-18s 1st prize a PC 2nd prize a camera 3rd prize pounds 50 Twenty runners-up in each category (10 for under-18s) will have their work shown along with the winners in a special exhibition HOW TO ENTER Photographs must have been taken in 1998 or 1999 and must be black and white. Entry is restricted to UK residents - although pictures may have been taken anywhere in the world. Only one print per entry is permitted. (Under-18s should follow the same guidelines as above, but photographs can be any size and entries can also be in colour.) Prints (10in x 8in minimum and 16in x 12in maximum) must be received by 31 May 1999. …