28th April 2003




Amateur and professional photographers alike are being invited to take part in a one-off photography competition organised by the University of Lincoln.


The ‘Images of Hull 2003’ Open Photographic Competition has been arranged as a tribute to the late Professor Derek Crothall – Pro Vice Chancellor at the university – and will pursue a theme portraying Hull, its people and its culture. 


An exhibition of the best photographic work will be displayed at the EICH Gallery during October and November this year with two cash prizes awarded - £1000 and £500 - for the best overall photograph and best student photograph respectively.


It is also hoped that the work exhibited will be compiled into a bound memorial volume which will be dedicated to Professor Crothall and presented to the city as a lasting memorial.


Not only did Professor Crothall devote his working life to the development of higher education in Hull, but he was also an enthusiastic participant in the cultural life of the city.


This competition seeks to celebrate this relationship by exploring the many aspects of the city and its people as seen through the lens of the camera and entries will be judged on both quality and interest.


“This is a wonderful opportunity for all, young and old, professional and amateur, to celebrate the cultural diversity of the city of Hull” said Kathie Jenkins, curator of the EICH Gallery.


“It doesn’t matter if you’ve never taken a picture before - buy a disposable camera and have a go!”


The selection panel for the competition will consist of five judges: Jane Crothall, social worker and wife of the late Professor Crothall; Kathie Jenkins; Anne McNeill, director of the ‘Impressions’ Photographic Gallery in York and artistic director of PHOTO ’98 run by the Arts Council of England; Roger Wilson, senior lecturer in photography at the University of Sunderland; and Daphne Glazer, a short story writer and novelist who lives and works in Hull. 


Details of the competition and entry requirements are available from Kathie Jenkins on 01482 462060 or from the university website at www.lincoln.ac.uk or email eich@lincoln.ac.uk.


The competition is open until Monday July 7th 2003.



For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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