Sponsoring the PBM 2009 Framing Competition

DIYframing sponsors 2009 Picture Business Competition

Duncan McDonald & Peter Hancocks shake on Picture Business Competion sponsorshipDuncan McDonald, CEO of DIYframing is delighted to be part of the Picture Business Magazine's 2009 Framing Competition. He recently agreed a sponsorship package for the competition with Picture Business editor Peter Hancocks.

"It's a great way for DIYframing and the UK School of Framing to show that we can address the needs of the complete novice framer as well as supporting the very top flight of framing design," explained Duncan

3 of the 5 images available for framingIconic 60s black and white images supplied by world-renowned photographer, Philip Townsend is the chosen subject matter for the Picture Business 2009 Framing Competition. Sponsored by leading mouldings supplier Arqadia, Picture Business is now able to reveal details of the exciting prints that will feature in this year's competition.

Framers can choose from one of five of the following black and white images from the decade of Peace and Love, namely

  • Harrison and Lennon with the Maharishi
  • Early Stones
  • Sixties Girl
  • The Bachelors
  • Twiggy

Picture Business editor, Peter Hancocks said: "It will be very interesting to see how framers tackle b/w images from so colourful a decade in history! Will they go for the accepted traditional aspect which more oft than not lends itself to b/w imagery or will they dare to introduce the dots, slashes and colour clashes of this coveted era of psychedelia?"

The competition is limited to 50 entrants in total and there are only ten images available of each iconic shot, therefore applicants would be wise to get their chosen request in as soon as possible as the prints will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

As in previous years, there will be a first prize of £1,000 for the winning entry, £500 for second place and £250 for that of third.

To enter the competition, all you have to do is email your name, address phone number and print of your choice to peter® lemapublishing.co.uk quoting 'Picture Business Framing Comp' in the subject field. If email is not your chosen mode of communication you can include the requested detail on a postcard and mail same to The Editor, Picture Business, Lema Publishing, 1, Churchgates, The Wilderness, Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 2UB.



2 of the 5 images available for framingA panel of judges will select a short list of ten which in-turn will be displayed at Spring Fair [Birmingham] in February 2009. Visitors to the Art Gallery Hall at the Fair will thereafter judge these ten to find the winner and runners-up. The three entries to receive the highest number of votes [coupled with those of the judges] will each win one of the cash prizes as previously mentioned. In addition, full details of their successes will appear in the March/April '09 edition of Picture Business.

In a major ruling change to previous years, the ten short-listed entries will go forward with points [votes] already awarded them by the Framing Competition Panel on framing competence which will then allow the visitors to the Fair to judge on the visual appeal of same.

As in previous years, all the competition entries will be passed for auction to benefit one or more charities. Further information on this area of interest will be determined in the next of the magazine.

Winner of the competition for the last two years, David Prince of E L Norman Photographers told Picture Business that he was 'highly delighted to be voted first in last years competition'. He continued: 'winning the year before was fantastic, but to win for a second year [running] is particularly special to me. It is also great news for the E L Norman bus Over the last fifty years we've built up a good reputation locally, but this competition ha proved excellent publicity and raised the profile of our framing both locally and nationally.'

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Posted on: 1 Jul 2008@13:42:33, updated on: 1 Jul 2008@13:44:14.