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Marlow Museum launches young photographer competition
MARLOW museum is calling for young people to delve into the past with its Young Photographer of the Year competition which launches this week.
Memories of Marlow invites youngsters aged from four to 19 to submit photos or videos depicting the rich history of Marlow and how it has changed over the years.
The theme follows this year's centenary of the start of World War I in 1914, and will look back at the 100 transformative years since that fateful date.
Entries can be either photo portraits of someone who lives or works in Marlow, taken in a place which holds special memories for them or a short video of older people from Marlow talking about their memories and how things have changed in Marlow over the years.
The competition will tie into the Museum’s summer exhibition The Changing Face of Marlow, where the winning photos and videos will be exhibited.
Entries will then be archived to show future generations what life was like in Marlow in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Museum Trustee Della Fitzgerald said: "The idea was to provide modern day memories for future generations to look back on. It's surprising how hard it is to find portraits of local people working and living in Marlow.
"Most kids have a phone these days, and we thought it would be interesting to see what photos and videos they come up with."
In addition to the prize title of Young Photographer of the Year for the overall winner, all winners will also be awarded one year's free membership for Marlow Camera Club as well as individual prizes.
The Competition is being run in conjunction with 14 schools in the area, and with support from a number of town societies and organisations.
Age categories for photographs are under sevens, seven to 11s, 12 to 15s and 16to 19s, and the video categories are under 13s and 14 to 19s.
The deadline for entries is midnight on 18th May 2014. For full details of how to enter visit www.marlowmuseum.org.
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