The theme is the River Deben and the age group categories are 11-14 and 15-18. The closing date is 14 Aug.
Judging will take place by 1 September and the winners, with their parent or guardians’ consent, may be presented in the Deben Magazine but notified in advance.Entries should be accompanied with a short explanation (say 2 sentences) of what inspired each particular shot. Judging criteria will include composition, aesthetics, exposure, with the River Deben being in the shot somewhere!
Prizes for the two winners will include a half day course with the professional photographer – Gill Moon and the runners up will have their winning entries professionally framed.
Entries must be accompanied by the name and age of the entrant and contact details of their parent/carer. Entrants can post their entries to the RDA Instagram page @riverdebenassociation or the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepared by the River Deben Association (July 2021)
Summer 2021 is another summer where it’s going to be hard for families to make plans. Government restrictions have been removed but Covid 19 infections are rising again and everyone has been asked to behave responsibly and with consideration for others. Many people will already have decided to enjoy their holidays in the UK rather than go abroad. Spending as much time as possible out of doors is likely to be a good choice though we’ll need to be extra-sensitive to pressure on the river environment.
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This video was made to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the River Deben Association.
In it, Robert Simper, its President, is interviewed in the Autumn sunshine at Ramsholt by ex-Chair, Joeske van Walsum, and the video includes footage of the spectacular river scenery. This video was first shown in November 2020 at the RDA Zoom AGM.
Alternatively click on the link below to view the RDA 30th Anniversary Video.
The Woodbridge Riverside Trust is putting on an ambitious programme of events called “Going with the Flow – Tides and the Deben Estuary”.
There is an evening talk on 16th October and a tide-related exhibition will be open every day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Longshed in Woodbridge from 19th to 27th October, as well as several other lectures and events focussing on the Deben.
The final event in the Community Hall on the evening of Sunday 27 October brings together coastal researchers and local experts to discuss options and challenges for managing the River Deben in the future.
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