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iPad offered in photography competition

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Published by Neil Shaefer for Railway Housing Association in Housing and also in Communities

Anne Rowlands with one of the iPad prizes Anne Rowlands with one of the iPad prizes

People living in homes owned by a housing association are being given the chance to win an iPad in a community-themed photography competition.

Railway Housing Association is looking for photographs that best capture community life in 2014.

The competition, which is being held to mark the Association’s 95th anniversary this year along with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, is open to anyone living in its homes across the North-East and Yorkshire.

People are being invited to submit one picture related to the community. This could range from a local event that brings the community together through to something as simple as two friends having a cup of tea in the garden.

The picture can be in black and white or colour and can be taken with any form of camera, including a mobile telephone. They can be sent digitally via the competition page on the Association’s website – www.railwayha.co.uk – or printed and posted in a freepost envelope which has been sent to all residents, along with an entry form.

There are two age categories in the competition, children aged up to 17, and adults aged 18 and over. The winners in each category will each receive a 16GB iPad Mini tablet and the runners-up will both get £50.

Anne Rowlands, Railway Housing Association Chief Executive said: “2014 is the 95th anniversary of Railway Housing Association, so we wanted to do something special with our residents to mark this occasion.

“When the Association was founded in 1919, among the people who were given homes were railwaymen who had just returned to England after fighting in the Great War, so the fact this year also represents the 100th anniversary of the War is also significant to us.

“Much has changed since then and we want to mark these anniversaries by inviting our residents to take a photograph that they think best sums up community life in 2014.

“We would encourage as many people as possible enter the competition and we are very much looking forward to looking at the photographs.”

The competition runs until 31st August 2014. Residents should have received an entry form, along with full terms and conditions, but they can also be viewed on the website.

Winning photographs in each category will feature on the front page of the winter edition of the Association’s resident magazine, RHA News, and on the website. These pictures, along with a selection of others, will also feature in a special 95th anniversary calendar that will be produced at the end of the year.

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