There is higher tension as the competition is starting to get serious in the amateur photograph contest for the best picture that could be taken from the grassroots football which is held in Suffolk.
The competition was organized in partnership between Suffolk FA and DE Photo which is the sponsor. They are also collaborating with the publishers of East Aglian Daily Times, Archant Ltd and Ipswich Star.
The entries are limited to all the scenes that are happening in football. It could be during the day of the match, a shot made by the team or even a picture that is staged. The rule is that the photograph must be able to capture grassroots. The professional game is not the target of the competition.
There is a panel of judges that will choose the winners and they are comprised of representative coming from Archant Ltd, DE Photo as well as Suffolk FA. They will meet once the season ended and will therefore announce the winners of the said contest.
The winner of the competition will be able to get a prize reward of his winning photograph being converted into a canvas print which will be 600mm x 400mm in size.
The second and third place winners will also be going home with a copies of their winning entries converted into canvas prints in 450mm x 300mm size. Certificates will also be awarded to all the winners of the competition.
According to Nick Garnham, the Marketing and Communications Officer of Suffolk FA, they have already received a number of good entries for this season and there photographs taken in Suffolk. There is still a lot of time left for amateur photographers to capture winning shots before the season ends. The organizing bodies are looking forward for more entries.
According to the rules of the competition, only amateur photographers are welcome to join. Photographs captured from August 1, 2016 until May 31, 2017 will be accepted as entries. It can either be sent as a softcopy in JPEG format or it can also be submitted as a print. Many are excited to see the result knowing winners will be able to see their winning entry transformed as photo to canvas.