Readers invited to enter photography competition, Snap The Cover

LtoR: John Dobson (Editor Weekend Courier), Kingsley Klau (Owner Photo Coffee)
LtoR: John Dobson (Editor Weekend Courier), Kingsley Klau (Owner Photo Coffee)

WANT to have your photo appear on the front page of a newspaper?

We want readers to snap a photo of something or someone local and enter it in our SnaptheCover competition with the winning entry to be printed on the front page of more than 40,000 copies of the Courier’s first edition of 2015.

The winner can choose a prize of either a professionally framed and printed A2 print of their entry by PhotoCoffee or 90 minutes of one-on-one photography tuition with AIPP Professional Photographer Kingsley Klau.

The competition is open to anyone, excluding professional photographers ” so get snapping!

You can send in as many entries as you want.

Entries will be judged by Mr Klau, the Courier’s PANPA winning photographers Elle Borgward and Jon Hewson and editor John Dobson.

Dobson said it did not matter whether you used a DSLR or a phone camera but it was about snapping a great image.

‘We have some remarkably photogenic spots in the region and there is no better time of year to get out and about with a camera,’ he said.

Mr Klau said great photos created an emotional connection with viewers.

‘The difference between taking a photo half a second before or half a second after the ‘moment’ can be the difference between a proper emotional connection,’ he said.

Borgward said the most vital element of a photo was capturing that moment.

‘You can get the viewer to connect to the photo, whether that is portraying an emotion or time of day,’ she said.