Keen photographers are being encouraged to enter their best snaps of Pocklington’s Burnby Hall Gardens into a competition.
Thousands of people visit Burnby Hall Gardens throughout the year, and many are amateur photographers who take some eye-catching photographs of the lakes, themed gardens, horticulture and wildlife.
A spokesperson for the Gardens said: “Sometimes these visitors are kind enough to send us examples of photographs they have taken, with others posting their work on the Gardens’ Facebook page. It is always a pleasure to see some superb and often highly original pictures.”
Amateur camera clubs sometimes book evening sessions in order to capture the Gardens at their very best during the summer months, with the National Collection of Hardy Water Lilies being real favourites. Images of all the seasons are taken and an image of a robin taken there won the Heritage Lottery Fund Yorkshire and Humber area Winter Image Competition in December 2015.
This year, the Gardens have decided to run a photographic competition called ‘Burnby Hall Gardens Through the Seasons’ in which they are inviting amateur photographers to submit photographs of the Gardens throughout the year with a view to the top 12 being selected by a panel of judges comprising professional photographers. The winning entries will then be featured in a special Burnby Hall Gardens calendar to be on sale from August, with the overall winner having the honour of being featured on the front cover as well.
The competition window is open from 15 April to 1 July to allow the opportunity for photographers to either select existing photographs or to come along to the Gardens and take new ones.
Judging will take place in the first week of July with winners being notified shortly afterwards. The calendar will then be produced for sale in the visitor centre at the Gardens from August, with the Pocklington Post featuring the winning photographs.
Application forms and terms and conditions are available from the visitor centre from Saturday (15 April). Call the centre on 01759 307125.