Photographers – have Charlie Waite judge your work at the show!


Renowned photographer Charlie Waite will be the Spring Countryside Show’s judge

Keen local photographers are being invited to enter their submissions for the inaugural photographic exhibition at the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Spring Countryside Show, which takes place on the weekend of 20th to 21st April. This exhibition is a platform for local amateurs to display their unique perspectives of our world.
The show team are excited to have Charlie Waite, world-renowned landscape photographer and North Dorset resident, to judge the submissions. With a career spanning more than three decades, Charlie has collected many prestigious photographic awards and held solo exhibitions all over the world. He’s lectured throughout the UK, Europe and America and provides private tuition. His images are held in private and corporate collections throughout the world, and he is the founder of one of the UK’s most prestigious photography competitions, Landscape Photographer of the Year.
Cat Harris, Gillingham & Shaftesbury Spring Countryside Show Organiser said: ‘We’re so excited to launch this competition and it’s such an honour to have one of the world’s leading landscape photographers as judge.
‘Whether you’re a budding photographer or have been capturing moments for years, we encourage you to join in. This is a fantastic opportunity for amateur photographers of all ages to showcase their talent!’
Charlie will also be giving a free expert talk to share his top tips on landscape photography.

Hay bales at Stonehenge by kind permission of Charlie Waite

How to enter
There is a nominal entry fee of £3 per photograph, and the deadline for submissions is Friday 5th April.
To enter, please visit

  • The Gillingham & Shaftesbury Spring Countryside Show has a host of family attractions lined up including clown capers, pig racing, gardening talks and workshops, free tractor and trailer rides, Dorset food and drink and live music.
    Kids under 16 go FREE


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