Tilshead Calendar 2021 – Photography Competition

The Birth of an Idea………..

On Friday evening, after a delicious meal in the Rose and Crown, we stepped outside and “as we were walking, we got talking, friends and I” to coin a phrase from the poet A. A . Milne,  to a group of villagers sitting at a table, enjoying the last rays of the sun.

Whilst we were chatting away, I remembered that one of the group had been taking a video of a confused bat, which was flying up and down Back Lane behind Noads House in shadowy daylight. I had tried to take a photo, but failed miserably. I found it hard to take a photo of a flying target !!!!!!

One thing led to another and soon we were sharing really stunning pictures of wild animals and flowers taken in Tilshead and around the Plain. These were not the usual posed pictures of animals but ones that captured the wildness and beauty of the creatures. I mentioned that I had a photo that I was considering entering into the Countryfile Calendar Competition run by the BBC but had found out that I was too late !!!!

It was then said that probably other villagers also had some wonderful wildlife pictures that they had taken. Another member of the group then had a fantastic idea of sharing all those photos but how? It was then that the idea of a Tilshead 2021 Calendar was born. The money raised by selling it could go towards perhaps some play equipment for our Playing Field or some other Tilshead need.

We were on a roll ………………………….

The idea began to grow with another of the group saying that her brother was a printer – hurrah, but who would judge the entries? We didn’t have to think very hard on that one as we have our own very talented Photographer, Barbara Leatham, residing in the Village. Barbara, has happily accepted the offer to judge which photos would be in the first and hopefully not the last, Tilshead Country Plain Calendar.

Theresa Leachman

Photography Competition

Entries should be for wildlife animals, insects, wild flowers (the sunflowers growing outside the Village were stunning this year) or wild birds. There is also an under 16’s category for the younger photographers amongst us.

The entry limit is a maximum of 3 pictures per person and should include the photographer’s name and whether or not they are under 16.  Please also include a small piece of information about the picture: where/what etc.

Please submit your images as jpeg files. We recommend using images that measure at least 1600×1200 pixels or greater. Generally pictures taken from a 3 mega pixel or greater camera or smart phones should have no resolution problems. If you’re looking for optimal results, please use photo dimensions of 11.29 x 8.79 inches at 200dpi for full bleed images. 

More measurements by dpi to help you create full-bleed images:
200 dpi = 2258×1757 pixels
300 dpi = 3387×2636 pixels

Please submit your entries directly to Barbara by emailing commercial@barbaraleatham.co.uk before 20th October 2020. The images must be your own and of wild flora and/or fauna (no pets or people, please).

By submitting your entry you consent to the use of your photograph in the calendar and us retaining your information in accordance with GDPR.  We may also use your image on the Tilshead Village website and Tilshead Community Facebook page. We will digitally protect images by adding a watermark.

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