Some great snaps entered in grassroots football photograph competition

Thetford Town’s Luke Bailey takes evasive action as Felixstowe’s Jordy Matthews makes a tackle at th

Thetford Towns Luke Bailey takes evasive action as Felixstowes Jordy Matthews makes a tackle at the Goldstar Ground in December. Photograph: Stan Baston - Credit: Archant

Competition is mounting to find the best picture taken by an amateur photographer of grassroots football in Suffolk this season.

Olly Murs is left thinking what have I just done? after being photographed with a bride who turned u

Olly Murs is left thinking what have I just done? after being photographed with a bride who turned up unannounced at Notcutts Park where Woodbridge Town were playing Coggeshall Town in October to have her picture taken with the pop star. Photograph: Paul Leech - Credit: Archant

Suffolk FA and sponsors DE Photo are organising the competition in association with Archant Ltd, publishers of the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star.

Entries can be of any scenario in football – on match-day, a team shot or even a staged picture – providing it is a photograph depicting the grassroots and not the professional game.

At the end of the season the judging panel, which will include representatives from Suffolk FA, DE Photo and Archant Ltd, will meet before announcing the winners.

The winner will receive a 600mm x 400mm canvas photograph of their winning entry.

Taylor Bannister of Ipswich Wanderers fails to reach a cross against Walsham-le-Willows despite jump

Taylor Bannister of Ipswich Wanderers fails to reach a cross against Walsham-le-Willows despite jumping pretty high! Photograph:Paul Voller - Credit: Archant

The runner-up and third-placed entries will receive 450mm x 300mm canvas photographs of their winning entries.

All three winners will also receive a certificate.

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Suffolk FA Marketing & Communications Officer Nick Garnham said: “We have received some good entries already this season, some of which are pictured here.”

“However, with plenty of opportunities for amateur photographers between now and the end of the season to take an eye-catching shot, we look forward to receiving even more entries.”

The main stand at Needham Market just before their game against Harrow at Bloomfields in November. P

The main stand at Needham Market just before their game against Harrow at Bloomfields in November. Photograph: Ben Pooley - Credit: Archant

Competition rules

The competition is open to all amateur photographers. Only photographs taken between August 1st 2016 and May 31st 2017 will be eligible for entry.

Entries submitted as .jpg files should be emailed to nick.garnham@suffolkfa.com, while entries submitted as prints should be sent to Nick Garnham, Suffolk FA, Bill Steward House, The Buntings, Stowmarket IP14 5GZ.

Logo for the Suffolk FA grassroots photo of the season competition

Logo for the Suffolk FA grassroots photo of the season competition - Credit: Archant

All entries should be accompanied by the entrant’s full name, age, home address and phone number plus details explaining what the photograph is about.

Please note entries may be used for marketing and promotion purposes by Suffolk FA, Archant Ltd and DE Photo and by entering you consent for images to be used for this purpose.

Photographs containing people under the age of 18 should be submitted with a media consent form which can be found on the Suffolk FA website along with the competition launch story.

Normal Archant Ltd competition rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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