Isle of Man News - POSTED Tue 14-01-2014

Striking images to be revealed

by Joanne Clague

Striking images to be revealed - picture The best entries in the Biosphere Vannin photography competition will make up a special exhibition at the Sayle Gallery from January 17 to February 2.
A panel of judges has shortlisted images sent in by the public to support the Manx Government's bid for the Isle of Man to become an internationally-recognised biosphere reserve.If the bid is successful, the Isle of Man will become the first entire country to be designated as a UNESCO biosphere reserve.
The winning photograph from the competition will become a focal point of the campaign and appear in publicity material to support the Island's nomination. The competition attracted 243 digital images submitted by professional and amateur photographers across six categories - coast, culture, farmland, glens, towns/villages and uplands.
Environmental protection officer Peter Longworth said: 'The judges were impressed by the exceptionally high standard of the submissions. Photographers grasped the idea of capturing a living landscape. The images depict people interacting with our environment - enjoying it, working with it and helping to take care of it.
'We are delighted that the Sayle Gallery has agreed to host an exhibition of the shortlisted photographs and I would encourage as many people as possible to call in and take a look.'

Pictured is Andrew Feeney's stunning photograph, shortlisted in the towns/villages category

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