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‘Seeds of Hope’ photography competition now open

Closing date: Tuesday, 23rd April 2024

‘Seeds of Hope’ photography competition now open

This year’s Church of Ireland Communications Competition, run by the Central Communications Board in the lead–up to General Synod, is now open and invites entries for photographs on the theme of ‘Seeds of Hope’.

The competition will run until 5.00pm on Tuesday, 23rd April 2024, and applicants should email the Church of Ireland Press Office – at pressoffice@rcbcoi.org for an entry form, and then send a photo of their choice to the same email address.

If you wish to request a printed application form and submit a photo by post, please write to Church of Ireland Press Office, Floor 2, 18–22 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA.

Winners will be announced at this year’s General Synod, which is taking place in person in Armagh on Friday, 10th May, and Saturday, 11th May.  The Central Communications Board alternates the scope of its competitions each year between print, photography and online media; this year’s competition will therefore focus on photography with the print competition returning in 2025.

Bishop Pat Storey, who chairs the Central Communications Board, remarked: “As we look at the world around us, we all long to have hope that things will turn out well for those closest to us and others in need who may live further away.  So let’s see how scenes that picture this sense of hope, even in its earliest beginnings, can give us a chance to be creative and encourage others in our walk of faith.  We look forward to seeing what you send through, and how it will indeed share and grow hope.”

Please remember: the closing date for entries is Tuesday, 23rd April.

Church of Ireland Press Office

Tel: (028/048) 9082 8880
Duty mobile: +44 (0)7774 295 369

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