Calling all budding photographers

THE Housing Executive is urging local schools and young farmer clubs to send in their rural photographs to be in with a chance to win £250 for their school and £50 for themselves as the deadline of May 11 is fast approaching.

Michael Conway, Rural Housing Coordinator explained: “We are asking young people in rural schools and young farmer clubs to consider any rural issues which matter to them and to take a photograph which illustrates the issue.

“The photograph can either highlight a concern or celebrate the best of rural life.

“We will also ask for a short paragraph explaining the thinking and issue behind the photograph,” he continued.

“This is a chance for young people in rural areas to express their views on rural life.

Invited

“All post-primary schools with a rural catchment area have been invited to take part,” concluded Mr Conway.

The competition closes on May 11 and successful entries will feature in the next edition of the Housing Executive’s ‘Rural Matters’ publications which is distributed to rural groups and representatives across Northern Ireland. Contact details can be found on the Housing Executive’s website www.nihe.gov.uk.