Youth Photo Competition Offers Array Of Prizes

October 2, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Dr. Reg Grundy Annual Youth Photography Competition: Your Eyes on Bermuda is inviting students aged 7-18 to participate for a chance to win prizes including Iron Kids accounts, gift certificates, and a Canon DSLR camera, and the school with the most submissions [based on percentage] will receive a $1,500 gift certificate to AF Smith.

A spokesperson said, “The Dr. Reg Grundy Annual Youth Photography Competition: Your Eyes on Bermuda, is launching on October 2, 2023. The competition is a joint project of the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] and the late Mrs. Joy Grundy. Now in its fifth year, the competition welcomes all primary, middle and high school students to demonstrate their appreciation for Bermuda’s natural and cultural environment in memory of Dr. Reg Grundy.

“Open to all local photography enthusiasts aged 7–18, the competition asks students who currently reside in Bermuda to photograph a theme of interest: People of Bermuda, Bermuda Buildings, or Bermuda Wildlife & Nature, and capture their chosen theme using a smart phone or digital camera.

Dr. Reg Grundy Photo Competition October 2023

“Students must submit photos under the following age groups: 7–10, 11–14, and 15–18. Entries can be any/all themes [People of Bermuda, Bermuda Buildings, or Bermuda Wildlife and Nature], but only one photograph per theme will be accepted. Shooting using a smart phone or digital camera, students should submit a minimum file size of 1MB with a maximum file size of 50 MB. The format should be JPEG online and the resolution a minimum of 300 dpi. In honouring Dr. Grundy’s signature style, all images should be submitted straight out of the camera, with no alterations using image editing software or digital enhancements.

“Dr. Reg Grundy, AC, OBE remains one of the key figures in the history of international television production and distribution and he is celebrated for being the pioneer of local television production on a global scale. Though Dr. Grundy’s life was dedicated to television, wildlife photography became his passionate avocation.

“As an Australian-Bermudian, he cherished his island home and was enchanted by the Bermuda Longtail for the last 35 years of his life. He spent long hours photographing Longtails on the cliffs of Astwood Park, from his boat in Castle Harbour or up at St. David’s Battery, with camera raised, peering out to sea. His enthusiasm for wildlife photography took him to every continent, searching for the ‘right shot’ with his wife, Joy [née Chambers], the well-known author, at his side.

“This year’s judges are photographer Dr. Deborah Atwood, NMB Curator, Chinni Mahadevan, Reg Grundy Photographic Libraries Curator, and Chris Burville, local photographer.”

NMB Executive Director Elena Strong shared: “Thank you to the late Mrs. Joy Grundy and her team, and our annual, local sponsors: A.F. Smith, Clarien Bank and the Phoenix Stores who make this competition possible. Each year, we are more and more impressed with the number of and calibre of submissions. This competition is an opportunity for students to develop their creativity, patience, visual literacy skills and ability to closely look at the world around them in a unique way. We are so looking forward to seeing this year’s submissions!”

The spokesperson said, “Winning entries will be displayed in Commissioner’s House at the Museum and published in MARITimes, NMB’s annual magazine, as well as the on NMB and Reg Grundy Wildlife websites. Prizes include Iron Kids accounts at Clarien Bank, gift certificates at Phoenix Stores, and the ‘Best in Show’ will win a Canon DSLR camera with lenses, a memory card, filters and a carrying case. In addition to individual prizes, the school with the most submissions [based on percentage] will receive a $1,500 gift certificate to AF Smith. This year, to honour what would have been Dr. Grundy’s 100th birthday, a special prize will be given to every 100th submission.

“The deadline for submissions for ages 7–10 is November 1; 11–14 is November 2; 15–18 is November 3. Submissions must be made online only at An award ceremony will be held on Thursday, December 7, details forthcoming.”

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