2016 Borders common ridings

Alastair Watson
Alastair Watson

There are only a few days left for budding photographers to give themselves a chance of winning the 2016 Alastair Watson Memorial Award and a £50 cash prize.

The trophy, for a photograph by a primary school pupil, was launched in Alastair’s memory by colleagues of the Borders photographer, who died in 2013.

Alastair, who was 60 and lived in Coldstream, worked for the Tweeddale Press Group - publishers of the Berwickshire News, Southern Reporter, Selkirk Weekend Advertiser and Hawick News - for almost four decades. Entries (one photograph per entrant), including caption, should be of a 2016 common riding or festival activity and emailed, in Jpeg format, to watsonaward@jpress.co.uk no later than September 1. The entrant’s name, full address, contact telephone number and date of birth must also be submitted.