ABOUT THE COMPETITION

Please note the Project has now finished. The results can be found on The Exhibitions page. If you are interested in being involved in the next photography project please contact us. Thanks
Preston, Our city, Your city.....

is a community participatory photography competition with a difference. Organised by we are here, The Foxton Centre’s creative initiative, the not for profit competition will be based exclusively on photographs taken using disposable cameras. This will provide every participant with an equal opportunity for communication and representation – entrants will not be disadavantaged by not having access to expensive digital cameras. Read more about the aims….

PrestonBus Station Graphic
Dog Graphic
How it works

200 disposable cameras will be made available free of charge from a number of locations in Preston (click here for locations) from May 1st. Donations are more than welcome to cover some of the costs. To request a camera please click here or e-mail paul@WeAreHere-tfc.org.uk

Once you have taken your wonderful photographs then simply hand your camera in to one of the collection locations by 23rd May . A donation of £4 would be welcome to cover the cost of developing and printing. At the end of the competition you will be provided with copies of your photographs together with digital images – that’s not a bad deal.

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Running alongside the competition are a series of photography workshops at The Foxton Centre where the talented Heather List from Preston Photographic Society will pass on her experience in framing and composing a creative photograph.

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Dice and Donuts
The Exhibition

All photographs will be reviewed and a panel of judges will select 200-300 for exhibition in June at the brilliant Dice & Donuts cafe opposite Preston Railway Station. Visitors to the exhibition will vote for the best photographs, with those achieving the most votes going forward to an exhibition at The Foxton Festival in August where the winners will be chosen. [Prizes for the best 5]

Exhibition & Book/Calendar

The best 20 photograpahs will be enlarged and exhibited at the Foxton Festival where all visitors will have the chance to vote for their favorites. The aim is to organise a further follow up exhibition in October to coincide with the launch of the OUR CITY, YOUR CITY book and calendar of selected photographs. We are currently seeking sponsors who can assist with this part of the project – if you are interested in working with us on this project then please contact us: paul@WeAreHere-tfc.org.uk

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Blurred Woman
Who we are

The Foxton Centre has been providing assistance to the vulnerable and disadvantaged in Preston for over 40 years. The role and support we provide is ever changing to meet the needs of Preston. Currently we have 12 active projects including outreach, youth club, community cafe, girls club, greenfingers allotment, Lune Street drop-in, streetlink, and women’s community services.