Given my blatant proselytizing for all this postage and letter-writing related, I would be remiss not to give this heads up to my readers in the UK about this photo contest being hosted by the folks of The British Postal Museum & Archive. Here's "da skinny" (as we Yanks like to say). Good luck!
[from their website: http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/page/photocomp]
"The British Postal Museum & Archive is offering amateur photographers the chance to win a superb camera, as well as the opportunity to be a part of the BPMA's upcoming photography exhibition The Post Offices in Pictures.
The theme for the competition is 'the Post Office in the UK'. Entrants are invited to submit an image that illustrates the theme, inspires the viewer, and evokes curiosity to find out more about what is pictured in the photo.
Finalists in each of the two categories (under and over 16 years old) will be displayed on the BPMA website, in selected media outlets, and during The Post Office in Pictures photo exhibition.
A panel of judges will select a Winner in both categories, who will receive:Under-16 Winner: a Nikon Coolpix P500 camera *
Over-16 Winner: a Nikon D3100 camera *
For full details of the competition, including guidance on eligibility and instructions for submission of entries, please read the Terms and Conditions. The closing date for entries is 5pm on 9 September 2011."