Manchester Museums Consortium campaign Creative Tourist launches an open photographic competition on Friday 15 January 2010 with the theme, The Art of the City.
Creative Tourist is looking for images that surprise, inspire or capture in any way, the phrase The Art of the City. This is not a Manchester only competition, Creative Tourist is looking for entries from any and every city.
The competition will be run on Flickr with some entries showcased on creativetourist.com throughout the cycle of the competition.
The prize is a weekend luxury break in Manchester (which includes accommodation at the Radisson Edwardian plus a meal for two at City Café), a signed Don McCullin catalogue and event tickets to coincide with the major exhibition Shaped by War: Photographs by Don McCullin at Imperial War Museum North 6 February-13 June 2010. The winning image plus three runner-up photographs will be used on a free limited edition creativetourist.com postcard set.
Competition judges are Christian Payne photography, video and social technology expert (otherwise known as @documentally), Paul Herrmann, professional photographer and Director of Redeye, the North West’s photography network and writer Susie Stubbs who edits creativetourist.com,
Competition launch: Thursday 14 January 2010
Closing date: 12 February 2010
Winner announced: Wednesday 24 February 2010
Notes to editors:
Terms & Conditions of The Art of the City can be found at Creative Tourist
For more information call Katie Moffat on 07590 122203
creativetourist.com is an online magazine and a series of city guides that has been put together by Manchester Museums Consortium, a group of nine museums and galleries in Manchester. creativetourist.com, with its mix of exclusive features, interviews, arts news and city guides, allows readers to discover more about what’s happening in the city, uncover its outstanding cultural programme and collections, and perhaps come to be as passionate about Manchester as its inhabitants.
Download the 2010 programme on a handy planner at www.creativetourist.com
Manchester Museums’ Consortium is Cornerhouse, Imperial War Museum North, The Lowry, Manchester Art Gallery, The Manchester Museum, (MOSI) Museum of Science & Industry, People’s History Museum, Urbis and The Whitworth Art Gallery.
Between 2009 and 2011, these venues are working together to stage an impressive, interlinked programme of international exhibitions, openings and events. They are able to do this because of the financial support of the Northwest Regional Development Agency, which is funding the Consortium through its Raising the Game programme, a regional investment scheme that supports product and service development to drive tourism and increase sustainability.
Manchester Museums Consortium is supported by Renaissance North West, as part of Renaissance in the Regions, the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council’s national scheme to transform England’s regional museums, while it also relies on the help of Visit Manchester to deliver its wider tourism communications programme.
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