Bus station is picture perfect

3 Sep 2019 02:45
Published by: Daniel Almond


PHOTOGRAPHERS of all ages are being urged to put Preston’s iconic bus station in the picture.

The images will be exhibited in The Harris as part of the celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the internationally recognised city centre landmark.

The photographs can be taken at any time over the last 50 years and may include the architecture, inside and outside, or anything else that has shaped people’s experience of the building.

Peter Kelly, executive member for culture and leisure at Preston City Council, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for keen photographers everywhere to display their work at the Harris which has been inspired by Preston Bus Station.

“We encourage anyone with photographs of the station taken anytime within the last 50 years and that are special to them, to share them with our visitors by entering the competition.”

There are two age categories in the competition – 18 and over and under-18 - with a prize of a photo printing voucher supplied by the competition sponsor, Jessops in Preston, for the winners and runners-up.

A panel of judges will select the prize winners, which will be announced during the ‘Beautiful and Brutal’ exhibition opening on Friday September 20.

Full details of how to enter are on Beautiful and Brutal: 50 years in the life of Preston Bus Station exhibition page of the Harris website.

Entrants can download the entry form and bring it along with their framed photograph to any one of the ‘hand in’ days at the Harris later this month. The competition is free to enter.


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