Press release: Photographers invited to enter competition to fight childhood cancer

03 August 2012

Thursday 3rd August 2012

A children's cancer charity has extended their photography competition deadline to encourage more entrants and raise more life-saving funds.
Children with Cancer UK are inviting amateur and professional photographers to get in touch with their inner child and submit photographs for their first photography competition.  

The panel of judges, which includes celebrity photographer Nicky Johnston, award winning wildlife photographer and cameraman, Charlie Hamilton-Jones and Matt Fisher, owner of Photographic Synergy, are looking for images that represent childhood.

Photographs could be of a special occasion or anything that reminds you of your own childhood.

Nicky Johnston celebrity photographer and judge says, "I was delighted when Children with Cancer UK asked me to judge their new photography competition. I'm really looking forward to seeing how people capture the essence of childhood through the lens."

The deadline has been extended to midnight on Friday 17th August 2012.

The top prize in both categories is a day-long big cat photoshoot in Hertfordshire worth £195, kindly donated by Photographic Synergy, plus a £50 photography voucher.

The five runners up in both categories will receive a £50 photography voucher and all 12 pictures will be used in the charity's 2013 calendar to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

To raise life-saving funds, the charity is asking entrants to donate £5 for each child’s entry and £10 for adults.

Chief Executive at Children with Cancer UK says, “Tragically, over 3,300 youngsters are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK. We rely exclusively on voluntary donations and are extremely grateful to everyone who so generously supports our work. With your support, we can help many more children and save even more young lives.”

For full details of how to enter, make a donation and submit images, visit   

Notes to EditorsChildren with Cancer UK is the leading national children’s charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. The charity funds life-saving research into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancer and work to protect young lives through essential welfare and campaigning programmes.

Where possible, please include the contact details or 020 7404 0808

Nicky Johnston has had more than 20 years in the business and is one of the UK's best known celebrity photographers. His images regularly grace the front covers of leading publications from glossy monthlies to weeklies publications, including Live, Radio Times, OK and Hello Magazine. Nicky has photographed some of the best known faces in the UK including Dame Helen Mirren, Freddie Flintoff, David Beckham, Paul McCartney, Gary Barlow, Ricky Gervais and many more.  He is also a familiar face on our TV screens and is currently appearing on Britain's Next Top Model.

Charlie Hamilton-James is an award winning wildlife photographer and cameraman, best known for Halcyon River Diaries on BBC1.

Matt Fisher is a long-term supporter of our work and owner of Photographic Synergy, a renowned children’s photography company.

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