The art and photography competition, which gives the creatives of Maidenhead the chance to show what they can do, has launched this week for the 5th year running. The theme of Maidenhead and Me 2018 is ‘people make it what it is’. We’re excited to see the various art and photography celebrating Maidenhead!

The competition was launched on Saturday at the Maidenhead Spring Festival, with members of the Civic Society handing out entry forms. Maidenhead and Me is all about celebrating the area and all of the people within it through beautiful art and photography. People are invited to enter pictures and photographs with their own interpretation of this year’s theme and the winners of each category will recieve a cash prize.

The competition is organised by Maidenhead Civic Society and has separate art and photography sections with three age categories in each; adults, senior children (11 to 18 years) and juniors (aged 10 and under).

Civic Society chairman Bob Dulson spoke of how Maidenhead and Me really serves to create community, “The aim of the competition is to encourage public appreciation of the place we call home.

“We’ve taken a different slant this year with ‘people’ as the theme and we’ve extended the deadline with a view to attracting more entries from the many talented teenagers that we know are out there.

“And thanks to the generosity of our sponsors we’re able to offer really attractive prizes.”

The competition closes on the weekend of Friday, October 12. There will be an exhibition in the Nicholsons Centre of all the entries for three weeks, and the prizes will be handed out in a small ceremony on Saturday, October 20th.

Maidenhead and Me is sponsored and supported by the Maidenhead Advertiser and the Louis Baylis Trust, the Nicholsons Centre, Enjoy Maidenhead, Maidenhead Camera Club and Bovilles Art Shop.

Competitions like this are a fantastic way of extrating some of the talent amongst the younger generations particularly, giving them a platform to showcase their work on a huge scale. Us here at Lantern are very excited by the creative culture brewing in Maidenhead and we’re sure come October there will be some amazing art & photography on display.

Maidenhead and Me, Art & Photography competition - LANTERN

Maidenhead and Me, Art & Photography competition – LANTERN