TWO young boxers wait anxiously for their bout in the ring at Brendan Ingle’s famous Sheffield gym.
Local lads but from different backgrounds, this atmospheric shot by Carl Luckock captures perfectly the reality of today’s diverse and multicultural city.
It’s the sort of snap that could be a prizewinner in The Star’s great new photo competition.
There’s a special category titled Multi-Cultural Sheffield which will be judged separately by the group One Sheffield Many Cultures.
The winning entry will receive £50 in Harrison Cameras vouchers plus £150 in cash, while the runner up will receive £50 in vouchers.
One Sheffield Many Cultures was founded in 2011 to promote the unity of the city.
Chair of the group Father Shaun Smith, who is parish priest at Sacred Heart Church in Hillsborough, said: “Our events celebrate the contribution by people from all communities and backgrounds to the wellbeing of Sheffield.”
Multicultural Sheffield is one of four categories in the competition, which has already attracted scores of entries.
The others are Sport and Leisure, Town and Country and Pets and Wildlife. There is also a category for young photographers aged under 16 who enter any of the categories.
The competition is open until early April, and any photograph taken during 2011 and up to the closing date is eligible, including those already been submitted to The Star.
Email pictures taken in our circulation area to email@example.com or post them to Photographic Competition, Editorial, The Star, York Street, Sheffield S1 1PU.