taking photos on the waters edge

This arrived in my email inbox earlier, and I think it’s an excellent idea!! What do you think??

WATER’S EDGE – nationwide call to action!

a HIGH TIDE project created for the launch of Discovering Places over the London 2012 Open Weekend

Monday 21st June 2010 is the Summer Solstice. We want you to go to your nearest water’s edge and take a photograph – whether it’s the sea, a lake, a river, a canal, a pond. or even a puddle!

You can be creative too! Make a sculpture out of twigs or write a message in the sand! Whatever you do, try to capture that special moment in your natural environment. Your challenge is to help us set a World Record for the most photos taken and collected from a nation on the Longest Day!

Photos must be taken on 21st June and sent to us by text or email by 5pm on 28th June.

To submit your photo:

*       Text your photo, starting your message with WATER then the time and location to 81333 (texts charged at standard rate)
*       Email your photo to water@mybigscreen.co.uk water@mybigscreen.co.uk>  including the time and location

All selected photos will be broadcast nationwide across the BBC Big Screens / London 2012 Live Sites network during the London 2012 Open Weekend 23-25 July 2010.

Please visit www.mybigscreen.co.uk <http://www.mybigscreen.co.uk/

>  for Terms and Conditions of Participation.

Based in Liverpool, HIGH TIDE is an interdisciplinary artist-led initiative that seeks to nurture a creative culture of sustainability and eco-logical consideration of our lives in a rapidly changing world. www.hightideuk.org <http://www.hightideuk.org/>

Discovering Places is a London 2012 campaign to inspire communities across the UK to discover their local environment – with all its hidden places, extraordinary spaces and the stories they have to tell. Water’s Edge will be part of the Launch of Discovering Places which will take place through a programme of activity on the London 2012 Open Weekend 23rd to 25th July 2010.

The London 2012 Open Weekend is an annual UK-wide celebration counting down to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

For more information on BBC Big Screens please visit www.bbc.co.uk/bigscreens

Water’s Edge is funded by the Environment Agency and supported by London 2012 and the BBC.

Best wishes,
James & Janette

James Brady & Janette Porter
High Tide – directors
www.hightideuk.org

.embracing and exploring the tide of change

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