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Sittingbourne Election Questions

Well, we go to the polls on the 7th May and it seems like the only thing that is sure – is that noone is sure how the vote will turn out.

In Sittingbourne, local radio station 106.9 SFM held a an election debate between 5 of the candidates hoping to be the next Sittingbourne & Sheppey MP.

Subjects such as help for small businesses, the future of our local ambulance service, supporting the fishing industry, staying in or out of the EU, cuts to children’s services, mental health and local housing were all discussed.

All the questions were written and asked by the audience.

This is the first time the candidates for Sittingbourne & Sheppey have debated live on local radio together.

For more information:

http://www.sfmradio.com/election-2015-coverage-debate

has your photo been invaded?

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Taking pictures have now become a staple of everyday life – in fact, you can’t accidentally trip over or be involved in some kind of embarrassing fracas anymore – without running the risk that someone will have taken a snap of your unfortunate moment and already posted it online – by the time you’ve had chance to dust yourself off.

The ease with which one can snap anything and everything – does mean that there is an awful lot of white noise out there…everyone, and I mean everyone with a phone and a camera – consider themselves as photographers.  Of course, they have a little help along the way with various photo editing apps – but there are some photographs that not even a change of hue or focus can really make the photo into something of interest.

Step forward Lucas Levitan a London based illustrator who has started a project called ‘photo invasion’.  Lucus takes other people’s snaps and livens them up using cartoon characters.  Some are pure genius.

You can find more fantastic pictures via his website:  www.lucaslevitan.com

The Sony World Photography Awards 2015

© Marcin Klocek, Poland, Sport, Shortlist, Professional Commpetition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards
© Marcin Klocek, Poland, Sport, Shortlist, Professional Commpetition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s biggest photography competition and its aim is simple: to recognise and reward the best contemporary photography in the world.

The awards have brought untold reward and recognition to those involved and each year offers an incredible $30,000 (USD) in cash prizes plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment.

Black Kaali by Elangovan Subramanian. Dussehra is a Hindu Annual Celebration.Here,in kulasekarapattinam,Tamilnadu,India it is being celebrated by thousnads of devottees who offer prayer to the god by disguising themselves as one of their gods,pray at the temple and remove their makeups at the sea shore nearby.
Black Kaali by Elangovan Subramanian.
Dussehra is a Hindu Annual Celebration.Here,in kulasekarapattinam,Tamilnadu,India it is being celebrated by thousnads of devottees who offer prayer to the god by disguising themselves as one of their gods,pray at the temple and remove their makeups at the sea shore nearby.

Free to enter, photographers of all abilities are invited to submit either their best single shots or series of work. The images are judged by the World Photography Organisation and a specially selected jury from the World Photographic Academy which is made up on the photographic industry’s most esteemed individuals.

The nuns on the way by Manh Ngoc Nguyen
The nuns on the way by Manh Ngoc Nguyen

The awards offer an unparalleled opportunity for exposure for photographers at all stages of their career and are known worldwide by industry leaders.

Frog Story by Harfian Herdi Three cute frogs at morning light.
Frog Story by Harfian Herdi
Three cute frogs at morning light.

The annual awards gala and ceremony takes place in London, welcoming an international attendance of industry leaders to celebrate the recognition of the best in contemporary photography and each year also pays tribute to one of our masters with the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award. Supporting the celebration is an exhibition of the winners and shortlist, comprising of hundreds of photographs expertly curated inside the historic London landmark, Somerset House.

For more information, please visit:  Sony World Photography website.

Reinefjorden by Wojciech Kruczynski Panorama of Reine (Lofoten) made from three frames.
Reinefjorden by Wojciech Kruczynski
Panorama of Reine (Lofoten) made from three frames.