“Wicklow Connections” Photo Competition Launched

Wicklow Uplands Council has announced a Photo Competition titled ‘Wicklow Connections’, which has a number of prizes to be awarded including €500 in cash along with the winning entries forming part of an exhibition to be held in August.

Under the theme ‘A Celebration of the Cultural Heritage of County Wicklow’, the aim of the photographic competition is to acknowledge and celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage found throughout County Wicklow. Under several categories, entrants are asked to explore the contribution that our shared cultural heritage provides to our daily lives and our sense of place. The competition is being organised in celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH), which encourages each of us to ‘Make a Connection’ and to deepen the connection between people and heritage.

Following the launch of the competition, Brian Dunne Cordinator for Wicklow Uplands Council shared:

“County Wicklow is renowned as the ‘Garden of Ireland’ due to its diverse and spectacular landscape which can be characterised with rolling mountains, glaciated valleys, woodlands and deep lakes along with many rural towns and villages found in the upland region.

“It is very much a living landscape, which has been shaped by the activities of those who live and work in the area along with those who visit and use it for recreational purposes and our connection with our surroundings is an integral part of our cultural heritage.”

Wicklow Uplands Council invites you to submit photos, which depict aspects of Wicklow’s varied Cultural Heritage. It might be of the stunning landscape, a town or village scene, people at work or play in the landscape, a building, an archaeological site or monument, an activity associated with Wicklow – Essentially ‘your connection’ with Co Wicklow. Entrants are also encouraged to provide a short caption (60 words max), which provides some insight into the story behind the image.

Entries to the competition will be selected to form an exhibition on the cultural heritage theme ‘Wicklow Connections’ which will be launched at The Brockagh Resource Centre for National Heritage Week 2018 (www.heritageweek.ie ).

Closing Date of entries is the 7th August 2018. Full details and terms and conditions can be found at www.wicklowuplands.ie

Cultural Heritage refers to the interactions of people and communities with their landscape from generation to generation and their ways of living.

Cultural Heritage can be distinguished in the rural landscape, townscapes, buildings, archaeological sites & monuments, agricultural heritage and heritage objects. Cultural Heritage may also be expressed in intangible forms and may include customs & traditional skills, clothing, oral history and folklore.


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