Few days left to enter cathedral's photography competition

There is less than a week to go before the deadline for entries to Liverpool Cathedral's annual photography competition.

The cathedral is inviting photographers of all ages and abilities to submit two photos on the theme of 'Liverpool: City of Contrasts'.

The contrasts could be day and night, old and new, people, architecture or the diverse activities going on within the city.

Entries need to be submitted by August 27.

They will be judged by renowned photographer Mike McCartney, award-winning former Echo photographer Martin Birchall, Director of Art Galleries for National Museums Liverpool, Sandra Penketh, and renowned Liverpool artist Anthony Brown.

Eryl Parry, Director of Enterprise for Liverpool Cathedral said: "The entries to our competition get better every year, so we decided it was time to set a new challenge. We have introduced an element or curation - we want photographers to pair up contrasting images which for them sum up our city's vibrant and sometimes surprising contrasts. Liverpool is such a diverse city that there is plenty of choice for thought-provoking subject matter. I am sure it will make for our most fascinating exhibition of entries yet."

All entries to the competition will go on display in the cathedral from 12 to 15 September, when members of the public will be invited to vote for the 'People's Winner' photos.

Prizes for the 2013 competition include hotel stays, theatre and exhibition tickets, meals, photographic workshops and tours.

Commended and winning entries will then go on display between 7 September to 28 October.

People can enter photographs one or both of two categories - Contrasts in the Hope Street Area and Contrasts in the City Centre. Entries will be divided between junior for photographers up to the age of 17 and adults. Rules and entry forms are available from the Cathedral's welcome desk, by post or download from www.liverpoolcathedral.org