Photo competition for The ICENI Centre

Professor Roger Motson

Caption: In the picture: Professor Roger Motson, Director of The ICENI Centre, is encouraging photographers to enter the Positive Revolution competition.

13 June 2013

A photographic competition is being held to brighten up the walls of a state-of-the-art surgical education and research centre at Colchester General Hospital.

The winning entries will be displayed in The ICENI Centre, which is a joint venture between Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust and Anglia Ruskin University.

The photographer taking the best picture will win an Olympus XZ-2 digital camera, worth £350.

The idea for the competition, which has the theme of "Positive Revolution", came from Glyn Burtt, Commercial Director of The ICENI Centre.

"For more than 20 years The ICENI Centre has been training surgeons in advanced keyhole surgery," he said.

"But it was only in March 2011 that the then Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley opened the current centre, which was purpose-built.

"Since starting in post three months ago, I've always thought that the walls could do with brightening up and we thought a photographic competition would be an idea way to do it."

Mr Burtt said The ICENI Centre prided itself on beginning its own revolution in surgical training, bringing the new minimally-invasive technique of keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery to the UK in an era when traditional large incisions were still predominant.

Pictures for the photographic competition should capture the positive progress of change that can be brought about by revolution, he added.

Entries should be in portrait format only and supplied in digital format (.jpg, .tiff and .png) and uploaded to The ICENI Centre website by following this link:

The competition will be judged by a panel of experts led by professional photographer Vic Hainsworth, ARPS, DPAGB, with help from The ICENI Centre and Olympus.

The closing date for entries is Monday 30 September and the results will be announced on Tuesday 15 October.

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