This Week in Blipfoto - become an accredited, track-side photographer
27th April 2012
Do you want to win something really cool? Something money can't buy? Well, we've teamed up with UK Athletics to give you the chance to become an accredited photographer at the Aviva 2012 Trials in June.
We want to capture the drama of Olympic selection in a new and creative way, so one lucky Blipper will win a money-can't-buy opportunity to be there at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium (including UK mainland travel), as over 750 of Britain's best athletes go head-to-head for a place on the British team this summer. The runner up will win an Olypmus Tough TG-610 camera and a third prize winner will receive signed UK Athletics kit.
Interested? It's easy to take part... We're looking for action shots that reflect British athletes' dedication to their sport - shots must depict passion, desire and the sheer determination to succeed.
But it's not just athletes that can have these attributes. So, it could be the passion to win captured in another sport. It could be the determination of your child as they take their first steps. It might even be something completely different that you have dedicated your time to succeeding in. What it must do, however, is capture movement as well as determination...
In short, we want pictures that:
- Capture a sense of movement
- Depict action
- Show a sense of determination to succeed
To enter all you have to do is join the competition's UK Athletics Group and make sure you submit your relevant pictures to the group. Easy.
It's also easy to enter existing Blips that you think make the grade. Again, just join the UK Athletics Group. Then you can add your photo by clicking the "Group Settings" icon. Simple.
The competition runs from 30 April to 25 May. So be quick, you don't have long...
And good luck.
Do you remember reading about Rosita McKenzie, the blind photographer we featured in the Blip Blog earlier this year? Well, Rosita has a new exhibition opening in Edinburgh next week. "An Alternative" is a collaborative exhibition with photographer Morwenna Kearsley based around their interpretations of science and art. It runs until 28th April at Coburg House Studios.
Meanwhile, huge congratulations to Blipper Laura Caven, who won one of the top accolades at last night's Young Scot Awards. She was presented with the Health Award for her re-capture project - which aimed to draw attention to eating dissorders. Very well deserved.
More from the Blip Blog
And don't forget to check out the Blip Blog regularly for some great stories, pictures, films and know-how... This week we shared a beautifully penned piece, in the run-up to Worldwide Pinhole Day, by Blipper Mr Pin on pinhole photography. On a more irreverent note, we also shared our Top 10 (strange, funny and cute) Cat pictures on Blipfoto. Check them out...
An amazing photo of NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery on display, having just arrived a few days ago at its new home (at the National Air & Space museum's massive hangar facility near Washington Dulles)
Bees are brilliant. Except at picnics... An amazing macro photo of a bee weighed down by pollen...
It's easy to see why Luka Airport in Nepal is labeled the most dangerous airport in the world. Oooopf...
Bubble monster... A charming portrait of a young boy (and of the fun we get up to at bath time).