Get snap happy for the Slough Horticultural Show

Published: 06 June 2019

For the second year running The Slough Horticultural Show committee is looking for budding photographers to enter their images into the photography class at the show on 17 August.

There are awards for both adults and children along with a number of categories to enter under, so if you are a wildlife, landscape, portrait or street photographer, there is something for everyone.

In addition, the council would love for photographers to share their photos taken in Slough’s parks on the Love Slough’s Parks Facebook Page @lovesloughparks. The best photos will be selected for the Love Slough’s Parks annual calendar. We can only accept photos of council managed Sloughs parks, so sadly Langley Park and Black Park aren’t eligible for this competition.

The categories for the adult competition are as follows:

H1. Colour print of a landscape
H2. Colour print of a specimen flower
H3. Colour print of wildlife
H4. Colour print 4 Seasons in the Parks
H5. Black and white image of own choosing
H6. Colour print, A past remembered
H7. Whilst strolling through the park one day

Junior class – under 16 years

H8. Colour print of a holiday
H10. Colour print of a pet
H11. Colour print of wildlife
H12. Colour print of 4 seasons in the Parks
H13. Black and white image of own choosing
H14. Colour print, A past remembered
H15. Whilst walking through the park one day

All entries for the competition must be delivered to the marquee by 9am on the day of the show. To download full entry details and an application form here or
The horticultural show is brought to the town by the council and Slough Allotment Federation and takes place in Lascelles Park on 17 August, between 11am and 5pm.

As well as photography, there will be competitions for the best home grown produce including vegetables and flowers, and best home made items, including cakes, knitted items and clothing. There are also classes for children to enter their home grown produce and home made wares.

Cllr Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “The horticultural show is in its second year and we are proud of such an exciting event that brings local people together.

“The photography class is an extremely popular part of the show and we had such an interesting range of entries last year, I can’t wait to see what is entered into this show. Why not spend some time over the summer holidays exploring some of Slough’s parks? Try going to one you’ve never been to before and see what sights you can snap.”

Haley Baldwin, from Slough Allotment Federation, said: “We had some amazing entries to the show last year and I am really excited to see what local people have produced this year. There are so many categories within this class, with something for everyone.

“Adults can choose to enter everything from a colour print of wildlife, to a colour print, a past remembered, whilst the children’s categories range from a colour print of a holiday to a colour print of a pet.”