Children's art competition announced for 2022 Macduff Calendar

Plans for the 2022 Macduff Calendar are well underway with several images having been submitted for inclusion and sponsors stepping forward to support the project.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 12:18 pm
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 12:19 pm
The 2021 MacDuff Calendar sold out in just a week
The 2021 MacDuff Calendar sold out in just a week

This will be the seventh edition of the calendar which is organised by the Friends of Macduff Marine Aquarium (FOMMA) and the Friends of Tarlair and is a real community effort.

Copies find their way all the way around the world including the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and the 2021 calendar sold out within a week of its publication.

The calendar will go on sale at the end of October and can be pre-ordered by emailing [email protected], via the Friends of Macduff Marine Aquarium page on Facebook, or by calling 01261 832849.

For the 2022 calendar, there will be a focus on ”harbour life” and photographers are invited to submit images, minimum 2Mp landscape, on that theme as well as the usual stunning selection of images of local scenes, landscapes, wildlife and buildings – just make sure the image is recognisable as Macduff.

The organisers have also announced that there will be a children’s art competition with photos of the winning entries shown on the back cover of the calendar.

FOMMA chairman Keith Newton said: “We hope that there will be a large number of entries submitted for judging by our two guest judges, Billy and Jenny Ewen.

"We’re sure they will have a difficult job in choosing the prize-winning entries in each age group category: P1-P3, P4-P7, and Secondary.

“We would also like to include some small copies of artwork throughout the calendar as these proved popular in the 2021 edition.

"The theme of the competition is “Macduff “and has been intentionally left very broad – it can be a picture of buildings, boats, the harbour, wildlife, the river, the bridge – the choice is yours.”

Entries, which should be no larger than A4, can be sent either by email (ie scan or photo) to [email protected] or originals left at the aquarium or at 45 Duff Street, before the end of August.

Don’t forget to add the name of the artist, their age group and contact details on the back of the entry, or include it in the email if submitting digitally.