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WIN a weekend at Snape Maltings in our new photography competition

PUBLISHED: 14:16 15 March 2019 | UPDATED: 14:29 15 March 2019

Snape Maltings (c) Alan Stanton, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Snape Maltings (c) Alan Stanton, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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Enter our exciting photography competition. You could win a weekend at Snape Maltings and a copy of professional landscape photographer Justin Minns’ book, Photographing East Anglia

Suffolk Magazine has teamed up with Justin Minns in an exciting landscape photography competition in which you could win a weekend in the beautiful, natural surroundings of Snape Maltings and discover all that the Suffolk Coast has to offer.

Nestled in a bend of the River Alde, amongst a vast expanse of reeds, river and sky, Snape Maltings is a beautiful complex of redeveloped Victorian maltings.

Home to a world¬class concert hall, award¬winning independent shops, a selection of art galleries and several places to eat delicious local food, it is the perfect place to escape to for a weekend.

View of Bridge Cottage beside the River Stour at Flatford, Suffolk. This area was the inspiration for some of John Constable's most famous pictures.View of Bridge Cottage beside the River Stour at Flatford, Suffolk. This area was the inspiration for some of John Constable's most famous pictures.

Malt Cottage is situated within the heart of the Historic Listed Frontage of Snape Maltings, with beautifully retained period features and stylish contemporary decor that add to the homely feel of the cottage.

The property has everything you need for a relaxing break, including WiFi and free parking, making it the perfect base from which to explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The competition, open to non¬professional photographers, invites you to submit your own outstanding landscape images that capture the Spirit of Suffolk.

The Rotunda with grazing sheep in the foreground at Ickworth Picture: NATIONAL TRUST/JUSTIN MINNS *** Local Caption *** IckworthThe Rotunda with grazing sheep in the foreground at Ickworth Picture: NATIONAL TRUST/JUSTIN MINNS *** Local Caption *** Ickworth

You can interpret this as widely as you like, bearing in mind that landscapes can be rural or urban, can feature towns and villages, can be coastal or countryside. The main criteria is that the place – not people – is the subject of the image.

Entry is via the Suffolk Magazine Facebook page facebook.com/suffolkmagazine and we will accept up to five images per photographer. Entries should be below 5MB. (We will require the winning photographers to supply high resolution files once they have been notified of their success).

There will be a public vote via Facebook to decide a winner, who will receive a three¬hour one-to-one tuition session with Justin. The entries will also be judged by Justin and another experienced photography judge.

Winners of the Landguard calendar competition - Justin Minns.Winners of the Landguard calendar competition - Justin Minns.

The winner of the judges’ choice will receive an overnight stay for two people in luxury accommodation at Snape Maltings. The two winners and two runners-¬up will each receive a signed copy of Justin’s book, Photographing East Anglia.

All the finalists will have their images published in Suffolk Magazine and on the magazine’s website suffolkmag.co.uk.

Malt Cottage at Snape maltings could be yours for the weekend.Malt Cottage at Snape maltings could be yours for the weekend.

Terms and conditions

Entries must be received by midnight April 30 when the competition closes. Five images allowed per entrant. Entrants must be over 18 and not professional photographers. Employees and relatives of Archant, Snape Maltings, Justin Minns Photography and their associated companies are not eligible to enter.

Dates for a weekend break at Snape Maltings are subject to availability. School and UK public holidays are excluded. Snape Maltings reserves the right to agree or decline requested dates.

Whilst Malt Cottage is the preferred property as the prize, Snape Maltings may substitute the property with another which will accommodate two people.

Full terms and conditions at archant.co.uk/articles/terms¬conditions

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If you enjoy taking photos of our stunning Suffolk landscape, but could do with some hints on the best locations and few technical tips, then Justin Minns’ book, Photographing East Anglia, is for you.

Justin is a professional landscape photographer, working all over East Anglia as well as overseas, and is no stranger to Suffolk Magazine either.

Low winter sunshine at Snape Maltings over the Reeds.Low winter sunshine at Snape Maltings over the Reeds.

He has a remarkable ability to capture the county, in all its seasonal variation, and his pictures have graced the cover and the inside pages many times.

An experienced workshop leader, Justin has been running 1¬2¬1 and group workshops in East Anglia for over five years, as well for the National Trust, Forestry Commission and Royal Photographic Society. In addition to the UK workshops he also leads photography tours to locations around the world for Tatra Photography.

His book is intended as a guide book for all photographers, whether committed professionals or avid hobbyists, and is based on his own experience of searching out the best places to create his own spectacular landscapes.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust Photography Competition 2018 - winner in the Simply Suffolk category: Crisp by Justin MinnsSuffolk Wildlife Trust Photography Competition 2018 - winner in the Simply Suffolk category: Crisp by Justin Minns

It will appeal to visitors to the region, as well as people who live in East Anglia who want to get more out of locations already familiar to them and discover new ones.

Photographing East Anglia contains 150 locations and inspirational 800 images, so even if you’re not a photographer it’s a beautiful book to own simply for its wonderful content.

Justin provides photographic tips and lots of practical information such as topography, with maps and co¬ordinates, accessibility, parking, accommodation and best pubs, a sun compass, and the best times and seasons to photograph individual locations.

Justin Minns'book.Justin Minns'book.

Justin, who spent 30 months working on the project, said he was excited about producing his first book.

It includes a foreword by David Noton, a renowned landscape and travel photographer, who understands the incredible amount of work that goes into good landscape photography.

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