Launching our new Shakespeare themed photography competition


Enter now for your chance to win a digital camera


04 December 2013

To celebrate a brand new exhibition at Shakespeare’s Birthplace, we are on the lookout for photos which reference Stratford’s favourite son. From wherever you are in the world, we’re asking you to snap anything from street signs to shop names. A selection of photos from our top entries will be displayed as part of the new exhibition entitled Famous Beyond Words – Shakespeare all Around Us which will open in March 2014. The winner of the best image will also receive a Pentax Q10 camera, the perfect prize for any photographer.

As part of the Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary celebrations in 2014, the new permanent introductory exhibition will explore the extraordinary story of the boy from Stratford-upon-Avon and how William Shakespeare became household name all over the world. It reveals how the Bard has continued to fascinate people of all backgrounds and all ages since his plays were written four hundred years ago. Visitors will take journey back through time to discover what sparked Shakespeare’s imagination and how he continues to shape our lives today, which is where your photographs come in.

Your entry could be seen by the almost half a million visitors to the Birthplace each year, which is also planning an exciting redesign and refurbishment to the main entrance.

Nic Fulcher, Interpretation Project Manager at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, said: “We want people from around the world to take photos of the road names, cafes, houses, anything which has a connection to the world’s most famous playwright, so we can collate a real picture of Shakespeare all around us.”

Upload your images by January 12 2014 to Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter and simply tag #FamousBeyondWords for your chance to win and become involved in this exciting new exhibition.

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