1st July 2003




Photographers hoping to win a prize in the ‘Images of Hull 2003’ Open Photographic Competition have the rest of this week to get their entries in.


The competition has been organised by the University of Lincoln as a tribute to the late Professor Derek Crothall, Pro Vice Chancellor at the university.


The theme of the one-off competition is Hull, its people and its culture. 


An exhibition of the best work will be displayed at the EICH Gallery on George Street 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.


The deadline for entries is Monday 7th July 2003.


“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,” said a university spokesman.


“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.”


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 visit our web page.


For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                 email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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