IWA Calendar - Photographic Competition

Dear Members,

A very Happy New Year to everyone!

This is an appeal to all the photographers among you to request your help in supplying images for our very popular pictorial calendar. We are in particular need of good quality photos taken at this time of year, as well as in spring and autumn.

Many of you, I’m sure, will be familiar with our branch calendar and will have supported our fundraising efforts by kindly buying a copy or two (or more). We need waterways-related photos taken at different places across our branch area, which is quite large so there is plenty of choice as you are out walking or boating.

It includes the Shropshire Union Main Line from Droveway Bridge, Pendeford, (No 3A near the southern end) to Barbridge Junction, the Middlewich Branch, the Llangollen and Montgomery canals, the Shrewsbury & Newport canals and the Shropshire Canal. We will try to choose a selection from as many of these waterways as possible so please don't feel you have to restrict your entries to one area.

We hope to create another exciting and interesting calendar which will appeal to everyone, not just boaters. People who buy the calendar like to see places they have visited, particularly evocative scenes and wildlife. We need photographs showing waterways in all seasons and preferably locations we have not used before. This year's calendar can be seen on the Branch website https://www.waterways.org.uk/shrewsbury/shrewsbury_north_wales.

Images must be in landscape format and at a sufficient resolution to be printed crisply at A4 size. The photos will not necessarily be chosen on their technical merit.

All photographers whose images are selected will receive a complimentary copy of the calendar.

Please send your photos as soon as possible and no later than May 1st to phil.pickin@waterways.org.uk

We’re looking forward to admiring your handiwork.

Best wishes,
Joni Duncan