British Fencing has announced its search for the ‘British Fencing Image of the Year 2018’ supported by Nikon School UK. This August, photographers of all levels are invited to submit their fencing photos for the chance to win one of 3 categories and go on to be named as ‘British Fencing Image of the Year 2018’.
Images are to be submitted to British Fencing by August 16th 2018 and category winners will be announced on World Photo Day, August 19th 2018. The overall winner will be revealed at the British Fencing Awards Dinner in Nottingham on Fencing Day, September 8th 2018. The hashtag #BFimage2018 will be used to tag an image as a submission on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, with full terms and conditions available on the British Fencing website.
The competition aims to attract photographers and fencers of all abilities, with the three categories of “Fencing Fun”, “Inspiration” and “Teamwork” inviting images related to fencing at all levels. The overall winner will be the fencing image that best represents British Fencing’s message “Be You, Be Different”. James Craig of British Fencing said, “A large majority of our fencing community are attracted to fencing based on the creative and alternative nature of the sport. This is an opportunity to share their love of the sport and further British Fencing’s vision of building a strong fencing community”.
Nikon School UK will judge the competition as part of their partnership with British Fencing in 2018. GB’s top sabre fencer James Honeybone will also judge the category winners.
As well as being revealed at the British Fencing Awards Dinner, the overall winner will be published in the October edition of The Sword, British Fencing’s magazine. The winning photographer will also be awarded a £149 voucher for Nikon School UK photography workshops.
Nikon School www.nikonschool.co.uk is a venue for photography training that aims to educate and inspire. Their partnership with British Fencing began in 2018. https://www.britishfencing.com/nikon-school-uk/
James Honeybone is British number 1 men’s sabre fencer and represented Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics. James has just returned from the Senior World Championships in Wuxi, China where he represented Great Britain in the men’s individual and team sabre events.
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