Godiva Festival launches photography competition for aspiring photographers

Godiva Festival, one of the UK's most anticipated music festivals which is held annually in Coventry, is thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for local amateur photographers.  

One lucky amateur photographer will get the opportunity to join the festival’s official photographer, Dave Archer, on Saturday 6 July for an unforgettable day of capturing vibrant performances at this year’s event. 

The selected winner will gain invaluable experience working alongside an industry professional who has captured high-profile events from Glastonbury Festival to Formula 1. The winner will be mentored for the day and be taught how to take live event images to the next level. 

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity also includes two weekend tickets to enjoy the rest of the festival. Participants must be from Coventry or Warwickshire, over the age of 18, have access to a professional camera, and have their own means of transport to travel to and from the event.  

Councillor Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader of Coventry City Council and Cabinet Member for Events, said: "I'm delighted that we are opening up this competition and giving a budding photographer the chance to work with one of our professionals.

"The winner will get to work with us on the Saturday and see the behind-the-scenes life and what it takes to get the shots that we go on to use when showcasing our festival.

"We love to give back to the city of Coventry and this is just one of many ways in which we're doing this. I really look forward to seeing the entry photographs and saying hello to our winner at the event. I'd like to wish all those who enter, good luck."

Professional photographer, Dave Archer, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your real-life skills of creating images in the moment, in camera to a brief, coupled with great access.

“It's really important as photographers to make the most of opportunities and time to get the best images."

To enter the competition, aspiring photographers must complete the entry form and submit two of their best images. One image should represent lifestyle, and another depict live action or events. The competition closes at 11:59pm on Sunday 9 June 2024. 

For more information, and to read the terms and conditions, head to the competition webpage.

Published: Wednesday, 29th May 2024