Dig those cameras out! After the success of the Parish Council Photo Competition in 2013, we are planning to run the competition again this year.

There will be opportunities for photographers of all ages to enter and display their best photographs during the Buckden Festival weekend from 27th to 29th June. There will be three age categories, 10 years old and under, 11 to16, and adult (17 and up).Within each age category there will be three themes:

1) Water;

2) Holidays;

3) Pets.

All photographs must have been taken by the entrant who must live or work in Buckden, Diddington or Stirtloe. However the photographs need not be taken in the village – they canbe taken anywhere. The maximum size will be A3 including any mount, and there is a maximum number of entries of three photographs per theme. All the photographs will be displayedat the Festival. The judges will consider both creative and technical merit in making their choice. Points will be awarded for first, second and third in each theme within each age category: the overall winner of each age category will be awarded the trophy for that age, and there will also be modest cash prizes for winners of each theme. An entry form will be printed in the next (June) edition of theRoundabout.