Competition calls for photographs of Lichfield’s Beacon Park

The fountain in Beacon Park

The fountain in Beacon Park

Photographers are being urged to snap Lichfield’s Beacon Park as part of a new competition.

Lichfield District Council is launching the contest as part of national Love Parks Week which kicks off on July 25. 

The council’s parks team is asking local people and visitors to send in photographs they have taken when visiting Beacon Park.

The competition is open to all amateur photographers who can send in up to three photos that have been taken at the city’s heritage park.  

The winning photographs will feature on a series of special edition postcards to celebrate Beacon Park. These will then be sold later in the year at various locations across the city, including the Tourist Information Centre in the Lichfield Garrick.

Ruth Witczak, Lichfield District Council’s Community and Educational Officer, said:

“We’re looking for images that sum up what Beacon Park means to you. So, they could be of anything from a beautiful flowerbed, to one of the famous statues, through to your child on a swing or a keen golfer teeing off. Just remember, if you take a photo of someone, you will need to ask them permission to enter it into the competition – or else they might get quite a surprise if they see their face on a postcard! Good luck and get snapping.” 

The competition is split in to two age groups – under 16s and over 16s. Not only will the winner from each category see their photograph featured on a postcard, they will also win a family ticket* to the Lichfield Garrick’s Christmas pantomime, Aladdin.

The competition will run from 25 July to 25 August, so get your digital cameras to the ready and get snap happy.

To find out how to submit your image and to see the full terms and conditions, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/loveparks, or save your images to a CD and send it – along with your name, age group and telephone number – to Ruth Witczak, Beacon Park, Swan Road, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6QZ.

* A family ticket is two adults and two children. The chosen performance will be with arrangement through the Lichfield Garrick’s box office.

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