Letter: Sea photos wanted

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Sir,

Photographers across the UK have just two weeks to enter their best images of the sea in an annual photography competition run by national maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society.

The competition, which closes on Monday, August 13, encourages amateur and professional photographers to submit pictures that best encapsulate Britain’s enduring connection with the sea.

It celebrates the nation’s proud maritime heritage and our reliance on seafarers.

The competition’s prestigious judging panel includes experts from the Sunday Times, the I, and Amateur Photographer Magazine, alongside the charity’s chief executive, Captain Justin Osmond.

The overall winner of the competition will be presented with a voucher for photographic equipment.

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society provides financial assistance to fishermen, mariners and their dependants who are suffering hardship, whether due to accident, ill health, unemployment or in retirement after a life spent working at sea.

In the last year the charity received 560 new applications for assistance and distributed £1.4 million in more than 2,000 cases of need.

To enter the competition go to: www.shipwreckedmariners.org.uk or  www.facebook.com/shipwreckedmariners and @ShipwreckedSoc.