Ali Vowles was born in Bristol and has been presenting for BBC TV and radio for the past thirty years.
She is really looking forward to being part of the judging team and says: "Whether presenting in the studios for BBC Points West and BBC Radio Bristol or out with a cameraman and editing my own material – we have all had to adapt to changing technology. Believe me as the equipment gets smaller – the demands get greater! Taking photos and video footage for social media is now an integral part of the job – and knowing what works and what people will engage with, is vital.
“I’ve loved seeing some of the pictures from previous years, so I know what a difficult task it will be to choose. I’m hoping that lots of people will be inspired to take part with images of Bristol that show community life right across this wonderful city – not just in the city centre. Can you capture a bit of that Bristolian humour? Show me a portrait of some of the city's characters, from the hipsters to the true locals? I love this city and know there are some brilliant pictures to be taken. Get snapping!