Rail Camera Club runs competition for under 25s


By Howard Smith

16 March 2021

The Rail Camera Club (RCC) is organising a new photographic competition for budding and established railway photographers aged 25 and under to showcase their work.

Supported by Network Rail, the National Railway Museum, part of the Science Museum Group, Jessops Europe Limited, Mortons Media, Bauer Media, TimeLine Events and the Bahamas Locomotive Society, the RCC will accept entries from photographers aged 25 and under on October 31, 2021.

Running to the theme 'the railway seen', photographs submitted should have been taken since January 1, 2019 and illustrate the diversity of the current railway scene and the variety of subject matter available – steam, electric, diesel traction, contemporary railway vehicles, architecture, people, landscapes, design features and abstract image. Every photograph submitted must have some connection with the railway today.

A panel from the sponsoring organisations will judge entries from the two categories (under 18s- and 19-25 year-olds) as a group of six images and will select an overall winner. Successful entrants will be required to provide proof of eligibility.

All portfolios will be assessed using a standard set of criteria based on the quality of the image, its composition and how the photographer has interpreted the competition theme.

For further details including information on how to take part, visit the Young Rail Photographer of The Year website.

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