Photography Competition: An Exciting Community Event in Cathays


Cathays Compass is a cohort of  people who live and work in Cathays.  The group has been established to help support the thousands of residents in Cathays, as well as encourage stronger outreach between local businesses, faith groups, voluntary sector, schools, libraries and charities.

Cathays Compass is built on the premise that cherishing and recognising commercial, ethnic and cultural diversity strengthens “By bring the community together in harmony we accept diversity, acknowledge the contribution of, and recognise that we all may be useful to others”

It is my privilege as Chairperson to highlight the contribution of others, because it is important that we make it a matter of record that each person involved is highly valued and recognised. The activities of the Compass has successfully seen people from different races, nationalities, religions and across economic backgrounds coming together to increase understanding and friendship between the multi-faceted community of Cathays.

The main aim of Cathays Compass is to get everyone talking, collaborating and engaging with each other, which is why I am delighted to announce that the compass has collaborated with the Cathays Library to organise a photographic completion.

Theme – Celebrating Cathays Categories
•    Child (age 0-15)
•    Young adult / Student (age 16-25)
•    Adult (age 26+)
•    Digitally Enhanced
•    Professional

Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 15th October.

Photographs will be on display at Cathays Branch and Heritage Library from Monday 22nd October until Saturday 3rd November. During this time all entries will be electronically displayed in the library.

Entries will be judged by an independent panel and the top three submissions from each category will be announced at an event on Saturday 3rd November at 3pm at Cathays Branch and Heritage Library.
Winning photographs will be made into a 2019 calendar, proceeds of the sale of these will be split between Cathays Compass and a Charity to be chosen at the next Compass meeting

Top three entries from all categories will be displayed and members of the public will be given an opportunity to vote on a people choice for best overall photograph, the winner will be announced in the latter part of November

This is an amazing opportunity for photographers of all ages and abilities to explore Cathays, get involved in the community and get creative!

All entries must be submitted with a completed entry form, which is available via the Cathays Compass website, from Touch Graphics 147 Crwys Road, CF24 4NH), or Cathays Branch and Heritage Library Fairoak Road, CF24 4PW.

So I hope we have sparked your interest in this wonderful and exciting adventure, why not get snapping and enter.

We are also looking for sponsors for our prizes.
Sponsors will feature on the Cathays Compass Social Media, and advertising for the event in addition to the Calendar. If you are interested in supporting the Photographic competition or would like to know more about the Cathays Compass, please complete the form below.

Thank you for reading, and we look forward to seeing your entry!

Anne Smith, Chair of Cathays Compass

For more information please contact Anne Smith [email protected]