Herald and Gazette readers invited to take part in photography competition

Could you take a picture which captures the essence of Worthing? Then enter our new competition.
Could you take a picture which captures the essence of Worthing? Then enter our new competition.

AMATEUR photographers are being invited to take part in an exciting photography competition.

Called See Worthing Through a Lens, the competition, organised in association with McCarthy & Stone, is open to readers aged 60 and over.

A a top prize of £350 is up for grabs.

McCarthy & Stone has two developments nestled in the heart of Worthing, Amelia Court in Union Place and Highfield Court, in Penfold Road.

The company came up with the photo competition idea to encourage the over-60s to explore the town outside their front doors and capture on film the very best that Worthing has to offer.

Sharon Callcut, regional marketing manager for McCarthy & Stone, said: “As part of Amelia Court itself is Grade II listed, we very much appreciate the secret wonders that the town of Worthing has in store.

“Many of the town’s older residents will have seen how Worthing has changed over their lifetimes, and will instinctively be aware of the hidden spots where the town is at its most picturesque.

“This is their opportunity to share that knowledge and we really can’t wait to see the results.

“There are no rules as to what can be photographed, we just want to see Worthing through the eyes of the people who know it best.

“Hopefully, the images taken will then serve as an inspiration to others to take a closer look at what a great town this is.”

The winner’s original photo will be published in the Herald and on the walls of Amelia Court and the photographer will take home £350.

Two runners-up will win £100.

To take part, readers should email their favourite shots, along with their contact details to worthingthroughalens@htpr.co.uk or post to Worthing Through a Lens, C/O Haslimann Taylor, 1 Wrens Court, 53 Lower Queens Street, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1RT.

Entries should be submitted no later than midnight on Wednesday, August 31.

All entrants should be aged 60 or over, or be turning 60 prior to the final deadline.

All photographs submitted will be judged by a team from the Herald after the closing date.

Ten photographs will be then shortlisted, from which three deserving winners will be selected through a readers vote.

The overall winner will take home a cash prize of £350 and the two runners-up will receive £100 each, courtesy of McCarthy & Stone.

To find out more about the McCarthy & Stone developments in Worthing, call Amelia Court on 01903 237523 or Highfield Court on 01903 212 227.

Alternatively, people can visit either show complex, Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30am to 5pm.

For further details, visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk