Capture the character of Britain's oldest brewer

Posted: 27 May 2011

Blog category: News, Competition

Shepherd Neame is inviting people with a keen interest in photography to capture the character of the brewery, where traditional oak mash tuns sit alongside state-of-the-art equipment such as energy-efficient steam injection technology.

One talented photographer will win a Sony Alpha 290 SLR digital camera worth £350, courtesy of Davies & Eason, Faversham.

The winner will also be featured in A Year in the Life of Faversham exhibition and book, organised by Kent Creative Arts.

Open evenings on Wednesday April 27 and Thursday May 5 will allow photographers exclusive access to the brewhouse and The Street where they will have one hour to spot and capture the winning shot.

Entrants are also invited to photograph the exterior of the brewery, from the period frontage in Court Street to the picturesque creek that runs directly behind the building. Creativity is welcomed.
All photographs will be assessed by a judging panel based on composition, technical ability and originality.

Two runners-up will receive six cases of Spitfire Ale, courtesy of Shepherd Neame, and Kent Regional Newspapers will publish a selection of the best photographs.

Entrants must register for a time slot at the open evenings on Wednesday April 27 and Thursday May 5. Email your preferred date and time (6pm, 7pm or 8pm) topressoffice@shepherdneame.co.uk. Extra dates may be added to meet demand.

Photographers should submit their photos with a minimum size of 2MB in JPEG format on a CD or DVD, clearly labelled with their name. Entries, containing your CD / DVD and a completed entry form, should be marked Photo Competition and posted or hand-delivered to Shepherd Neame Ltd, 17 Court Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AX.

For more information contact pressoffice@shepherdneame.co.uk.
The closing date for entries is Friday May 27.