Dead Art? Then and Now Photo Competition 2011

Here at the Memorial Awareness Board (MAB), we have launched the second of our annual photographic competitions, entitled “Dead Art? Then and Now”.  Sponsored by StoneGuard Memorial Stone Insurance, the competition encourages photographers of all abilities to submit their images of memorials both “then” and “now”. The winner will receive £1000 from the sponsor.

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All images (C) Memorial Awareness Board

MAB’s Campaign Director Mike Dewar says, “Memorials and cemeteries have long been a favourite subject for photographers. There certainly is no shortage of unusual and interesting memorials throughout UK burial grounds and this competition focuses on capturing and showcasing their unsung beauty”.

Annette Etchells, Head of StoneGuard Memorial Stone Insurance says, “We are delighted to sponsor this unique photographic competition. We work to ensure the safety of memorials. This competition highlights the importance of beauty in our society as a focus for grief throughout our island history. It also emphasises the importance of Stoneguard’s role in preserving and perpetuating our memorials.”

All entrants must submit two photographs one of then and now in order to be valid. The “Then” photograph should represent memorials as history, and the “Now” photos must be a modern headstone. Photographs can be either black and white or colour. A panel of experts including a professional photographer and a designer will judge entries.

The closing date is Friday 30th of September 2011. To enter the competition and for full terms and conditions please visit our competition page.

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3 thoughts on “Dead Art? Then and Now Photo Competition 2011

  1. It would be nice if you could find photos of the winning entries for each of the preceeding years’ competitions – unless I am just missing the links?? Also some comments from the judges as to why these winning photographs were chosen; what it was they had been looking for and that they felt was refelcted in these particular photographs – many thanks

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