Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum announces the launch of The Woodbridge Tide Mill Photo Competition 2021 Sponsored by Marshall Hatchick Solicitors.

The Mill is inviting amateur photographers to submit photographs on the theme of: “Woodbridge Tide Mill on the Deben”. There will be a 1st prize of £250 and a 2nd prize of £100. There will be a special prize of £100 for the best U16, Sponsored by The Arts Society Woodbridge. The winner will also get an A2 Acrylic print of their winning picture courtesy of Suffolk Digital Printers.

Woodbridge Tide Mill 2021 photo by Simon Ballard

Entries will close at Noon Monday 6 September 2021. Winners will be announced on Friday 17 September 2021

The best photographs will feature in a high quality A4 calendar to be sold to raise funds for the Tide Mill Charity and due to go on sale on Fri 1 October 2021 for £9.50. Budding David Baileys are asked to submit up to three landscape jpg file greater than 1MB online via the Tide Mill website. All photographs by non-prize winners that appear in the calendar will earn their creators a £25 voucher to spend in the Tide Mill shop.

Winners will be chosen by a panel of local judges: Eamonn McCabe – Award winning Photographer currently freelancing, photographing mainly people in the arts for The Guardian but also other newspapers and magazines (his TV series on the history of photography is being repeated on BBC4, with the first episode at 2300 next Monday May 24 evening). Sarah Brown – Award winning Photographer and staff photographer for media group Archant Suffolk, John Carrington – Chair Woodbridge Tide Mill Trust, James Robbins – Sponsor Marshall Hatchick Solicitors’ representative, Jane Lynam – Sponsor The Arts Society Woodbridge representative, Sue Bale – Woodbridge Town Councillor and Áine Bethell – approaching the end of year 11 at Farlingaye High School and is a representative from Youth Voice Woodbridge.

Photo by Mike Whitby

John Carrington, Chair of the Woodbridge Tide Mill Charitable Trust commented “I don’t know why we haven’t done this before. The Mill must be one of the most photographed buildings in Woodbridge and it seems logical that we encourage that with a Competition. The fact that we can then raise some funds for the Charity by selling a calendar is a bonus. I would like to thank the headline sponsor Marshall Hatchick Solicitors as well as The Arts Society Woodbridge for encouraging young photographers with a prize and printers Suffolk Digital for adding an A2 print for the winner.”       

Those wishing to enter the competition should submit their entries at woodbridgetidemill.org.uk/photo-competition