Cameras out at the Canal Basin

There were noticeably more cameras around at the Water Weekend after the announcement of a photographic competition timed for the launch of W3.  Organiser Tony Whittle, a local businessman and art photographer. had an exhibition of some of his award-winning pictures  in the Mechanics’ Institute over the weekend.   He urged photographers to get their cameras out for W3:   “Use your eyes.  We live in a beautiful place – be inspired by that. There are wonderful pictures everywhere.”

The competition, with a section for adults and one for under-16s, is open to amateur photographers living in the High Peak.  Full rules are available from Tony at 

Competition entries will be accepted until 30 April 2012. A panel of judges will select winners, which will go on display at the 2012 Water Weekend.  A selection of the best will be published in the High Peak Review during the build-up to W3.

Tony Whittle is seeking sponsorship for the photo competition, which he hopes will become one of the foremost events of its kind in the High Peak.