Photography competition

14/07/2021 ; News

Are you a budding photographer?  If so, here is something for you…

The Mayor of Malvern, Cllr Nick Houghton, is launching a charity calendar photographic competition themed “Abstract Assets” in conjunction with the Beacon Camera Club, to produce a calendar for 2022 featuring assets owned and/or maintained by Malvern Town Council. 

The Town Council looks after many interesting and beautiful sites around the Town, some of which you may never have given a second glance to. 

The challenge is to take a photograph which is an abstract portrayal of a Malvern Town Council Asset.  The asset may not be easily identifiable from your photograph, but all will become clear when seen alongside a standard photo and description.

The Beacon Camera Club have very kindly offered their services to help with the submission of photos.

We have chosen the following locations for the photographs to be taken:

  1. Tank Clock Tower on North Malvern Road.
  2. Great Malvern Cemetery – cemetery buildings.  There are two chapels – Anglican and Non-Conformist – which are linked by an archway with tower and spire, and The Lodge (Sexton’s Cottage) which can be found near the Wilton Road entrance. 
  3. Rosebank Gardens Well – located in the middle of the gardens near to the rose obelisks.
  4. Norman Sayer memorial bench on corner of Church Road/Lower Howsell Road.
  5. Gas lamps – photos of those maintained by the Town Council only please which are at Heywell Walk (2), Hospital Road (3), Moorlands Road (5), Ninety-Nine Steps (4), North Malvern Quarry (1), Poolbrook Common (2), St Matthias Churchyard (2) and Woodshears Road/Priory Road footpath (1, not active).
  6. The small area of parkland outside Great Malvern Railway Station, shaded by mature trees and known as Station Gardens.
  7. Barnards Green Bus Shelter.
  8. Elgar telephone box outside Rosebank Gardens.
  9. Flower troughs on Belle Vue island.
  10. Victoria Park playground.
  11. Malvern Library’s grounds, which also contain the Great Malvern War Memorial where Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day observations are held each year.  Although not in Town Council ownership, these grounds are kept looking their best by Town Council staff, assisted by several keen volunteers from among the residents of Malvern. 
  12. Malvern Town Council sign on Belle Vue Terrace.
  13. Inside Malvern Goldsmiths on Belle Vue Terrace, shop premises owned by Malvern Town Council with a fantastic grade II listed interior from its days as a chemists.  Please be mindful that there is a business operating from here.
  14. Wilson Water Memorial on the junction of Abbey Road and Priory Road.  The Town Council does not own this memorial, but maintains it.
  15. The C.S. Lewis/George Sayer plaque at the bottom of the 99 Steps in Rosebank Gardens, next to one of the oldest original Malvern gas lamps (circa 1860).

All profits from the sale of the calendars will be donated to the two charities that the Mayor has chosen to support this year – What Makes You Different, Makes You Beautiful and The Outreach Project.

Please submit your photographs by 11pm on Sunday 19 September and the judging panel will consist of the Mayor Nick Houghton, his consort Sean Austin, the Chairman of Beacon Camera Club Tony McDonnell, Ian Collins of Colcards and Councillors Cynthia Palmer and Peter Smith from the Town Council.

All images should be in landscape format please and no larger than 10 MB.  You may enter up to three images.

The winning images will be featured on the charity calendar for 2022. 

How to enter

We can only accept online entries so please head to the Beacon Camera Club website or use the QR code below, where you will find an online entry form and details on how to upload your digital photo(s). 

Rules of entry