23 Mar 2016
Helensburgh’s Rhu Marina, in conjunction with marina owner The Crown Estate, is launching a photography competition this spring.
The inaugural competition encourages both berth holders and visitors to capture the best of their sailing experiences at Rhu Marina and within the local cruising grounds.
Amateur snappers are encouraged to enter their photos into one of four categories – action, people, approaches to the marina and wildlife. Each category winner will receive a £50 restaurant voucher, with the overall winner receiving an iPad mini. The lucky winner will have their photo featured on the marina’s website and the marina marquee throughout the season.
In addition, the image which receives the highest numbers of ‘Likes’ on the marina’s Facebook page will receive a £20 voucher for Cafe Rhu.
Suzanne Bell, marina manager of Rhu Marina, said: “Spring is well on its way – a time when our marina really comes to life with visitors and wildlife alike. We often receive stunning pictures from our berth holders and other visitors, and thought a photography competition would be the best way of sharing these with as wide an audience as possible. We expect to receive lots of entries though, so I’d encourage everyone to get snapping right away!”
Paul Bancks, The Crown Estate’s marine coastal asset manager, said: “Rhu Marina, as well as being one of The Crown Estate’s biggest coastal assets in Scotland, is also one of our most vibrant and photogenic. We’re happy to support Rhu Marina’s efforts to capture the facility at its best and I look forward to seeing all the entries.”
The competition will run from 1 April to 30 September and is open to anyone over the age of 16. Entrants should send their pictures in a jpeg format to firstname.lastname@example.org along with their name and contact details.
Since 2010, The Crown Estate has invested £2.3m in the facility, with the aim of securing its position as the premier marine tourism hub for Scotland’s west coast.
The Crown Estate works on a commercial basis, taking a balanced approach to ensuring its assets are managed effectively and sustainably at all times. Its role is to invest in and manage the land and property in its care, to ensure it is sustained, worked, developed and enjoyed, with the aim of delivering the best value over the long term.