Artists and photographers needed for community boat race project

Ely Rowing Club

Have you ever wanted to learn to row? Ely Rowing Club is running 3 Learn to Row courses this spring. The sessions will be in the evening from 6:30pm until 8:00pm. - Credit: Isle of Ely Rowing Club

Ely Hereward Rotary Club is calling on artists and photographers to take part in their ‘Showcase Ely’s Boat Race’ community art project.  

The competition requires entrants to produce a photograph or artwork (in any medium) which celebrates the history of the event, the River Ouse, rowing in Ely, women’s rowing, sport in lockdown. 

Janet Porter, of Ely Hereward Rotary Club, said: “For only the second time in its 191-year history the famous university boat race will be held in Ely.    

“Sadly, none of us will be able to support the event directly as no spectators will be allowed. 

“So let’s show our support for the event and our pride in our city by doing something creative instead.” 

The project opens for entries from Monday March 22 to Sunday April 25.  

To enter, visit Community Art Project – Ely Rotary and submit a photograph of your work. 


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All entries will be put together into a slideshow which the club will upload to its website and on social media.  

It will also be given to the race organisers and press outlets and, when restrictions allow, it will be screened at the Babylon Gallery. 


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