Now is your chance to show off your skills in photography. Two local competitions are launching so get your best shots out and get ready to take part.

Spelthorne Council’s Capture Spelthorne competition aims to show off the borough. Now in it’s third year it is a fabulous chance to see our towns, villages and open spaces through your eyes. Last year the winner captured the beauty of Shortwood Common, a nature reserve in Staines, which I confess I had never heard of.
The photo, seen below, by Elaine Wisden, was the overall winner and was featured on the front cover of the Spelthorne Bulletin.

We have featured a number of the winning photos in our own publications. This month’s cover won the Water category and is by Barry Dix (see below).

Categories that tell a story about Spelthorne are as follows:

• My Spelthorne
• Spelthorne Through the Seasons
• Spelthorne Means Business
• Spelthorne in Action
• Junior (under 16)

You don’t need an expensive camera to take part, any camera or smart phone will do. Full information on the website below. Each category winner (there will be an under 16’s section and 16 and over section for each category) will receive a £50 cheque, a certificate and a pair of tickets to the Pinewood Cinema
How to enter
Up to five photos can be submitted per entrant, as digital images. Please include a short caption that best describes the image, your chosen category and provide your contact details (name, telephone number and postal or email address, plus your age if under 16yrs). Upload your entries at the website: 
The closing date for entries is 30th April 2020. 
Shepperton Fair Photo Competition
At the same time, the Shepperton Village Fair is already getting ready to celebrate all things Shepperton and beyond, with the launch of this years photographic competition which is sponsored again by Shepperton Matters. This competition is open to anyone living within a 3 mile radius of Manor Park, Shepperton, where the fair is held each year (this year June 13th). Look out for entry forms in Shepperton library (from May) or upload your photos
Prize money of £50 first prize or £25 runner up in several categories and the chance to be on the front cover of one of the Village Matters magazines.