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Glyndŵr University and National Trust team up for photography competition

25 August 2011

Glyndŵr University and one of the most historic properties in north east Wales have teamed up to launch a photography competition.

Erddig, a National Trust property near Wrexham is working in partnership with Glyndŵr University on Echoes of Erddig, their 2011 photography competition.

Winning entrants, chosen by students at the university, will see their work take pride of place in the 2013 Erddig calendar.

Tudor Williams, visitor services manager at Erddig said: “To celebrate Erddig being open 364 days of the year we want images from our visitors that convey the richness, colour and diversity of the place.

“We know a great many good quality pictures are taken throughout the year. “We have a big events programme and a picture can really capture the moment of a great day out. Erddig is a place to unwind, relax and is a place for enjoyment and fantastic memories.

“We want people to send in these wonderful memories for all to share. All entries will be posted on-line on the competition website so from quiet reflections in the garden to dramatic sunsets, we look forward to receiving your Echoes of Erddig.”

A group of Glyndŵr University photography undergraduates will select the shortlist which will be exhibited at the university later in the year.

Sally Harrison, senior lecturer in broadcasting and media communications at Glyndŵr University, said: “Glyndŵr University's new Centre for the Creative Industries reflects the growing importance of creative industries to the economic development of the north east Wales region.

"The centre will provide a focal point for interdisciplinary collaboration between art, design, computing and engineering.

“The Echoes of Erddig competition links Glyndŵr University directly with the National Trust which is an important business both locally and nationally.

“We’re delighted with the project, particularly as it has come from one of our students, Karen Christianson, who works at Erddig and is about to enter her final year of studies at Glyndŵr.

“Future projects between Glyndŵr University and the National Trust may see the introduction of multimedia applications created for Erddig’s customers to blend learning about our heritage with contemporary technology and must-have gadgets.”

The Echoes of Erddig competition is open to all and you are allowed to submit up to 12 images each. Email your images to echoesoferddig@talktalk.net.  Photos will be posted online here once a hard copy of the photograph is received.

The Echoes of Erddig photography competition is now open with last entries required no later than 30 November 2011.

A panel of judges will select the best entries and the winners will see their photograph printed in the Erddig 2013 calendar.

It will be available to buy in the National Trust shop at Erddig from March 2012.

For terms and conditions email echoesoferddig@talktalk.net

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