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Sovereign launches ‘heart of my world’ photography competition

Sovereign Housing Association has launched a photography competition to try and lift people’s spirits during coronavirus lockdown.

With the theme ‘Heart of my World’ the competition aims to inspire people to have fun by sharing their creativity through the medium of photography, with three age categories and a prize of £150 Love to shop vouchers for three winners and £50 Love to shop vouchers for three runners up.

Diane Humphries, Community Development Officer for Sovereign, who came up with the competition idea, said: “We’re really hoping that this competition give people a little boost and perhaps help them to form a connection with Sovereign and their wider community.

“We’re asking people to produce one digital photograph based upon the theme, ‘Heart of my World’ in colour or black and white, interpreted however they like, with hopefully a bit of fun involved. Images might be celebrating the wildlife in a garden, recreating a great work of art, or simply capturing everyday life at home with the family.”

Who can take part?

The competition is open to anyone who lives within three miles of a Sovereign community, with the exception of Sovereign employees. The association has almost 60,000 homes across the south of England in: Berkshire, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Wiltshire.

Categories (age on 1st June 2020)

Three categories will be judged, with the categories

  • Junior: up to 18 years old
  • Intermediate: 19 – 30 years old 
  • Senior: over 31 years.

How to enter

Entries should be submitted to Diane by email, by Monday 1 June 2020, and full rules are available to download below. One entry per person. Winners will be announced on Monday 22 June 2020.

Using the button below - email a digital copy of your photograph (between 1MB – 5MB in jpg format). To accompany the photograph, please provide a brief sentence describing how the photograph relates to the theme ‘Heart of my World’. Please ensure every entry submitted is clearly labelled with your name, address, telephone number, email and age on 1 June 2020. 

Email your competition entry

Please note: If the images include people you are agreeing to publication of these images on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and in other Sovereign materials (including printed documents). We would like to use a selection of images for public relations purposes and will contact you for written permission if your image is selected. Photographs will be retained for potential display (including printed documents) at a later date and may be used digitally online. By entering the competition, you agree to the above.  

Judging panel

The judging panel will be: Diane Humphries, Community Development Officer, a member of Sovereign Resident Board Partnership, Communities Director, Matt Buckham, and photographer Richard Jeffery.