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PHOTO COMPETITION LAUNCHED TO INSPIRE LOCAL AMATEURS TO CAPTURE CHARACTER AND HERITAGE OF AIRPORT AND VILLAGE

Picture by Mike Rivett as an example of possibilities

Picture by Mike Rivett as an example of possibilities

A photographic competition is launched today by Biggin Hill Airport that is planned to engage with local amateur photographers to capture the business of the airport and its heritage values, also the character and geography of the village area.

From today (22nd May) the competition will run through the summer months until the closing date on Friday 28th August 2015 giving all entrants an opportunity to get cameras at the ready for the Festival of Flight on 13th June and the Battle of Britain ‘Hardest Day’ remembrance on 18th August.

Announcing the launch, Robert Walters, Business Development Director, says that he hopes that keen amateur photographers within or close to the Biggin Hill community will be encouraged to picture those unforgettable moments at the airport and around the village that should be recorded for posterity.

“The judges will be looking for elements of creativity and the best portrayals of airport and village scenarios as they happen.   It will be the vision in the mind of the snapper at the time that will provide the strongest appeal” says Robert Walters.

When judging is complete in early September, the top 10 winning entries will be exhibited in the Terminal building at the airport and at the new airport café scheduled to open soon on Maitland View.

The overall winner will be awarded a free flying lesson at the airport, a framed print of the winning image and an official photographer pass for the Festival of Flight in June 2016.

Full Terms and conditions that apply to the competition are on the airport website – visit the Community page(s) at  www.bigginhillairport.com

EDITORIAL  NOTE

  • General access to the airport is restricted for security reasons. The Festival of Flight on Saturday 13th June provides a fully open opportunity for keen photographers, similarly on 18th August (Tuesday) for ticket-holders to the Battle of Britain enclosure on the airfield.
  • The viewing enclosure on Maitland View, close to the southern entrance, is available during airport hours on any day.
  • Visit www.bhfof.com for all details of the Festival of Flight. Tickets can be purchased on-line or from the Festival Box Office 01689 300005