An Isle of Wight Photography Group is in the running to be crowned as one of Great Britain’s Greats as part of a nationwide competition to highlight the country’s best.
The Island photographers who could be ranked among the greats are from the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group (IWDIG) www.iwdig.org.uk who were nominated last year for the Great Exhibition Awards 2012.
To coincide with the Olympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Great Exhibition 2012 aims to capture the spirit of Britain akin to the Great Exhibition in 1851 and the Festival of Britain 100 years later.
At the time of publication, out of over 3,860 ‘Great’s in total’, the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group currently lies in 88th position with 217 public votes.
Local nominations in other categories include: the Isle of Wight (Destination), Isle of Wight Radio, Isle of Wight Makers and the Island Youth Water Activities Centre.
Having now accrued over 200 votes the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group are in with a chance of winning Best in Britain 2012 Photographer .
An IWDIG spokesman said: We only discovered last week that we are currently in first place in the Best in Britain 2012 Photographer category. It’s quite an accolade being first in the South East region, but to find we are also currently top of the entire UK in that category, has taken us by surprise. Read more click here…
The IWDIG established 2004 and meet every Wednesday at Dimbola Lodge the former home of renowned Victorian Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.
Island People are now being asked to put the Isle of Wight on the Great British Map by voting for the IWDIG. You can put them in the frame as the Best in Britain Photographer by registering to vote now click here www.thegreatexhibition2012.co.uk/greats/isle-wight-digital-imaging-group
The Great Exhibition 2012 Founded by Julie Benson as mentioned by Island Pulse earlier:
The Great Exhibition 2012 is intended to be a fun way to mark the talents, personalities and attractions that Great Britain has to offer, to forge partnerships and support small businesses.
Organisers of this summer’s Great Exhibition cancelled the live event earlier this year. In its place, a virtual event will take place online between 12th-28th August . The digital event comprises 12 regional pavilions, a high street of the future, two audiovisual feeds and a ‘Greats Pavilion Gallery’ featuring UK icons voted for by the public.
The Virtual Great Exhibition will run until 28th August 2012.
Registration is still open for the virtual event, which organisers say will include 12 regional pavilions, 12 regional networking lounges, a ‘high street of the future’, a television station and a ‘greats’ pavillion celebrating people and companies entered into the exhibition’s Greats of Great Britain 2012 Awards.
For more information visit www.thegreatexhibition2012.co.uk website link.
To get more information on Photography from the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group click on bold text links above.
The competition will close on the 28th of August 2012, with winners being announced on the 1st September 2012.
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