The Countdown to the Competition event at The Galleries shopping centre, attended by entrants, event sponsor and some of the competition judges, included a free smartphone photo workshop by photographer Nigel Goldsmith, last minute coffee & snacks (thanks to Boswells Cafe) and information about this year's exciting range of prize categories.
The Chief Executive of Destination Bristol, John Hirst, spoke about how the 24 Hours in Bristol competition was helping to promote Bristol around the world and event organiser, Megan Witty, thanked all of the entrants and 2017 sponsors, without whom the competition could not exist.
Entrants also had a chance to see an exhibition of some of the stunning photos from previous competitions, before the launch video and countdown to the start of the photo-marathon at 12.00pm on Saturday.
For the next 24 hours, competition entrants, from young snappers, to uni students, amateur photographers and competitors from Bristol's twinned city of Porto, scoured the city in all weathers, in search of award-winning photo opportunities.
The weather was much better than the 70mph winds and rain forecast, with some light rain overnight, which can offer fantastic creative opportunities, including images reflected in puddles, on wet pavements, people huddled under umbrellas and moody silhouette shots....
The 24 hour competition ended at 12.00pm on Sunday and weary snappers headed back home for some rest! Entrants have until 0900 on Tuesday 3rd October to upload their images, which can only have been shot and edited on their smartphones.
The category images will be uploaded on Monday and all photos should have been submitted by Tuesday morning. We can't wait to see what comes in!