Village Hall Photograph Competition

A national competition is looking for your photos on the theme of Village Life. There is a top prize of £500 for the photographer and £1,000 up for grabs for Pant Memorial Hall too.

According to organisers Allied Westminster, the competition will not focus on ‘pretty, pretty’ villages, but will celebrate village life and the role of village halls in their communities. Judges will be looking for photos that encapsulate the sense of village community.

Pant and the surrounding areas are great places to take photos – whether on Llanymynech Rocks, by the Montgomery Canal, on local farms or at community events – so you might already have the winning photograph ready to enter! And if not, why not get out and take some photos? It’s a great excuse to take a walk around the village and, with a closing date of midnight on 15 March 2020, there’s plenty of time.

Photos that include local people are encouraged
Wonderful Villages Photo Competition Rules

Our ‘Wonderful Villages’ photo competition is being run for the benefit of ALL RURAL village halls in the UK, large or small, rich or poor, connected to large social networks or serving tiny communities. So, the following rules are intended to make the competition as fair as possible.

We encourage ALL rural halls to enter, so whether you’re a snap-happy amateur with a smartphone or a professional with a Leica, it’s all about community spirit and content. Theme: ‘Village Life – a photo which characterises the value of community in your village’.

Photos must have been taken from within the UK, in UK villages, and the village shown must be specified in the entry form. See below for definition of ‘village’. So, to qualify for judging, an eligible photo must be taken in a UK village and show content which encapsulates the value of community in that village. It’s not our role to be prescriptive but landscapes, nature shots, architectural shots, and photos without identifiable people doing identifiable things are unlikely to qualify, although each photo will be assessed on its merits.

Entry Details: When submitting your photo, you must supply/confirm the following:
• Your full name and a valid email address so we can contact you if you win.
• The name and address of the nominated village hall which will receive
its prize if you win. The hall must be a legitimate village hall (or community / memorial hall) within a UK village community as defined in Clause 12 below and you must have the hall’s permission to nominate it. If you win, we will ask for contact details for the hall so that funds can be sent directly to the treasurer or chairperson. The photographer’s own prize will be awarded once the village hall has confirmed receipt of its prize. Your nominated village hall does not have to be within the same village as shown in the photo.
• The name of the village shown in the photo, together with region, county and country.
• A short description of the content of the photo.

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee. No purchase is necessary.
Final Dates: Last photo entry – midnight 15/3/2020. Last votes – midnight 6/4/2020.
Late Entries: Entries submitted after last photo entry date will not be included in the judging. Allied Westminster will not be held responsible for any delays or submission failures caused by problems with uploading images using the software provided.

1st prize £1,000 to village hall and £500 to the photographer
2nd prize £500 to the village hall and £250 to the photographer
3rd prize £250 to the village hall and £125 to the photographer
4th prize £100 to the village hall and £50 to the photographer
5th prize £50 to the village hall and £25 to the photographer.

To enter follow this link and instructions:

Please help Pant Memorial Hall win the £1,000 by voting!

Five eligible photos with the most votes will automatically go on to the final ‘short list’ for judging. So your votes really do count.

It’s also important that as many people as possible vote for their favourite photo: Please do so by following this link:

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