The competition, which celebrates local towns and cities, showcases the work of photographers across the UK, and is free to enter.
Outdoor media owner Clear Channel has today announced the launch of My Town, the UK’s largest exhibition of street photography. The competition, which celebrates local towns and cities, showcases the work of photographers across the UK, and is free to enter.
My Town encourages the public to snap photos of their town and submit them as a celebration of their local streets, and will see the best photos shared on social media and Clear Channel’s nationwide network of over 5,000 digital screens. In addition to national exposure, the winning entry will receive state-of-the-art camera equipment and a weekend city break.
The competition, which will close on 29th September 2017, with winners announced in October, will be judged by world-class photographers including Dougie Wallace. Wallace is an award-winning British Street Photographer famed for his ‘Harrodsburg’ series, which won the Magnum Photographer Award in 2016. In addition, Wallace’s photos have been published in Dazed, GQ, The Guardian, New York Times and more, and he is internationally recognised for his long-term social documentary projects and distinct style of expressive street photography.
The winner will be announced at Clear Channel’s annual Upfronts event in October.
Justin Cochrane, CEO, Clear Channel UK said: “Outdoor advertising has a great history of improving public spaces in towns and cities, both through the creative itself and by providing valuable infrastructure such as bus shelters, telephone kiosks, interactive area maps and free Wi-Fi.
Our digital network provides a great canvas to showcase the work of photographers, amateur and pro, in context. This will be the UK’s largest outdoor exhibition of street photography and a truly nationwide celebration of towns and cities across the UK.”
Dougie Wallace said: “Capturing a great street photo isn’t easy. It takes a good eye for spotting the humour and drama in everyday life, plus a knack for spotting the unique moment to press the button. We can all be street photographers, the subjects are all around us every day, but not everyone can be a great street photographer. I’m really looking forward to seeing the images as they come in and to seeing some great new talent emerge.”
More information on the competition is available on www.MyTown.Photography
Photos will be shared across the My Town Instagram page: mytownphotography