Photographic competition is launched for Emsworth

Ready to Sail to the Moon by Stuart Sowerby
Ready to Sail to the Moon by Stuart Sowerby
  • Community will produce calendar to show off different aspects of life in Emsworth
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IT’S all about showing the unique and breathtaking qualities of Emsworth.

But a new photographic project just launched in the town has other aims too.

The initiative is called Emsworth Life – One Day and involves people submitting photographs throughout the next year in a bid to have them chosen for a calendar which focuses on the local.

Anyone with a camera is being asked to capture Emsworth, its heritage, its people and its day-to-day life.

Each month until next October, people can enter a photograph or photographs of Emsworth life.

A panel of judges will select a monthly winner who will receive a bottle of Hambledon Classic Cuvee and earn the honour of having the picture of the month for a 2017 Emsworth Life Calendar.

The scheme will yield 12 winners and the judges will also choose one overall winner from the 12 for the cover image.

The calendar will be professionally produced and go on sale in November 2016, all profits going towards the proposed sculpture and bench celebrating PG Wodehouse’s local links.

Emsworth Life – One day is being run in association with the The News’ sister paper, the Chichester Observer, and our images editor, Sarah Standing, is one of the judges. Winning entries will be unveiled in the paper monthly and on

Giles Babb, chairman of Emsworth Business Association, said: ‘The competition is a great way for local people to celebrate Emsworth.’

The first winning photo is shown here, Stuart Sowerby’s Ready To Sail To The Moon.

John Tweddell, one of the judges, said: ‘As a photographer I was very impressed with the technical aspects of the image.’

Entries can be submitted via, by hard copy at The Blue Bell Inn, South Street, or on Twitter: using #EmsworthLifeONEday or @EmsworthLife. Each entry should include contact details, month of entry and a short caption. Entries for each month must be submitted by midnight on the final day of the month.