Pupils can snap up £1,000 for their school in photography competition

Dr Sandi Mann is one of the competition judges
Dr Sandi Mann is one of the competition judges
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A national competition has been launched offering the snap-happy students of Nottinghamshire the chance to win £1,000 for their school.

The wesbite cartridgesave.co.uk is challenging children aged four to 11 nationwide to print off and send in a photo of something that matters to them in a competition called Generation P.

Alongside each entry they must explain, in less than 100 words, why the person, event, place or object depicted is so important to them.

In return a panel of judges will award the photographer of the very best entry £1,000 for their school to spend on print or photographic equipment.

Two runner ups will receive £500 for their school and all three placed entrants will bags themselves a state-of-the-art camera worth £100.

In addition the top 50 entries from across the UK will be showcased in a free-to-download-and-print photo album.

The competition will be judged by Stuart Nicol, former head of pictures for The Daily Telegraph and group picture editor of The Press Association and Dr Sandi Mann, a behavioural psychologist from the University of Central Lancashire who specialises in the analysis of things that matter to people.

Children can access hints and tips from both Stuart and Dr Mann on what makes a good photo and how best to explain why it matters, plus full details of how to enter at

www.cartridgesave.co.uk/printwhatmatters/news

Closing date for entries is May 6.