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Photography Competition to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Melton Borough Council

A Leicestershire council is looking for budding photographers to submit selfies in places of meaning within the borough, as it celebrates it 50th anniversary.

Melton Borough Council has put out the call for people to submit a #MyMeltonSelfie showing them in meaningful local places of interest. In the form of a competition, the winning selfies will be placed in a photobook on display with the canvas, and in the memory archive.  

The winners will have the opportunity to feature on the cover of the book. 

Leicester Time: Photography Competition to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Melton Borough Council
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Cllr Helen Cliff, Councillor for Sysonby Ward, said: “The 50th Anniversary of the Council provides a perfect opportunity to create a selfie photo book memory for the archive time capsule to share with future generations.  It will be fantastic to celebrate the people and places who have a positive impact on the place we call home.

“This is an excellent opportunity for residents and community groups to showcase the value of the borough’s places. I expect these places will vary in profile, reflecting the diversity of our community and would encourage everyone to get involved and submit their selfies.” 

The competition will be held over the month of February, with submissions accepted until 1st March. There will be five categories of entries-  

  • Ages 0-7,  
  • Ages 8-12 
  • Ages 13-17 
  • Ages 18+  
  • Groups- for photos that include more than one person in, whether this be a couple, a family or a community group or class.  

To enter the competition, you can email with your picture or you can submit your picture through Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #MyMeltonSelfie and tagging Melton Borough Council in your post.

You will need to confirm which category you are applying for. By submitting your photo, you are giving the Council permission to use the photo, in the photobook and for social media purposes.

Following changes to local government arrangements, Melton Borough Council was created on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, making 2024 a significant 50th year for the Council.