Wokingham pedestrian safety photographic competition0
Wokingham Borough Council is running a road safety photo competition on pedestrian safety. to support the second UN Global Road Safety Week (May 6 to 12).
The borough council is looking for budding amateur photographers to come up with creative and innovative images to raise the dangers of road traffic collisions involving pedestrians and raise awareness of ways to improve pedestrian safety.
There are two age ranges and themes for the competition; ‘Think! Safer Ways to Cross’ for 11 to 17-year-olds and ‘Think! Safer Pedestrians’ for 18-year-olds and over.
The pedestrian safety theme for this year’s Road Safety Week was chosen as pedestrians make up a major group at risk of death, injury and disability on the road. The week will focus on drawing attention to the need for pedestrian safety; generating action on measures which work to increase pedestrian safety; and achieving the goal of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011 to 2020 to save five million lives. In the UK, accident statistics show that pedestrian fatalities on our roads increased by 12% in 2011 compared to 2010.
The winner of each category will receive £100 John Lewis vouchers, kindly donated by BG Group at Thames Valley Park, to spend on photographic equipment.
Details on rules, terms and conditions for entry can be found on the road safety website page. The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday April 12. All entries need to be submitted to Julie Pillai, road safety officer, either by post to PO Box 153, Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1WL or by emailing: [email protected].