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Holiday Guide Photo Competition 2018
Holiday Guide Photo Competition 2018

holiday guide 2019 photo competition


The Lake District has been basking in weeks of glorious sunshine throughout the summer of 2018, a season which has proved to be picture-perfect for capturing digital memories of your holiday at the UK’s newest World Heritage site.

Now, it’s that time of year again, with the team at Go Lakes offering happy-snappers the chance to have their most memorable moment featured as the front cover of the 2019 Lake District Holiday guide.

If you’ve taken a photograph you want to share with the world, send it over to us with details of why for you it's #theplacetobe. If you win, we'll print your story online and in 150,000 printed copies of the guide.

It’s no easy task for the judges though. In previous years the standard of entries has been so high we’ve had to burn the midnight oil to come to a final decision. This year, we expect the task ahead to be no different.

With beautiful shots of Buttermere, Honister Pass and Derwentwater winning the contest over the last four years, the bar has been set very high. So, if you think your photo has what it takes, send it over to us by 11:59pm on Tuesday 2nd October 2018. Good Luck!


How do I enter the competition?

Please email your image to along with the following information:

  • Where your image was taken.

  • Why is Cumbria #yourplacetobe? Let us know why the image means so much to you and why you think it deserves to be on the front cover of the 2019 holiday guide.

  • Your name, email address, location & age.

Please take some time to read through the terms & conditions at the bottom of this page.

We look forward to receving your entries! #theplacetobe

Terms & Conditions

1. The winner of this competition will have their image featured as the front cover of Cumbria Tourisms official holiday guide for 2019.

2. The photograph entered must have been taken in Cumbria and be of Cumbria.

3. The theme of the picture is open to interpretation but we are looking for exceptional photographs that show off the spirit and beauty of Cumbria.

4. Cumbria Tourism is aware that digital photography does allow for enhancements. You can submit images that have had spots, blemishes or scratches removed. You can have edited the colour for sake of composition. You can crop the image. We will not accept composite images (entries that have multiple photographs stitched together) We want you to stay true to the natural beauty of Cumbria so avoid heavy editing where possible.

5. Entrants from all over the world are welcome.

6. Entrants must not be professional photographers. For the purposes of this competition, a professional photographer will be considered someone who makes more than half their annual income for the sale of their photography.

7. Please ensure when entering your image that you give a correct email address and contact name should we need to get in touch.

8. To be suitable for print, the winning photograph must be able to be supplied in the following specification:
• Portrait Orientation
• High resolution
• 300 DPI

9. The competition closes at 23:59 on Sunday 23rd of September 2018.

10. Photographs will be judged on the following criteria:
• Composition
• Originality
• Public Appeal
• Suitability to be featured as the front cover of the Cumbria Tourism 2019 Holiday Guide

11. The photographs will be judged through the following process:

Stage One
All entries received up until the stated closing date will be filed and judged by Cumbria Tourism & the team working to produce the 2019 holiday guide. From this initial process, up to 6 images are taken forward for public vote.

Stage Two:
The final 6 images will be uploaded for a public vote for a period of 3 weeks, with visitors casting a vote on their favourite image. At the end of the 3-week period, the overall winner will be the image that receives the most votes in the public vote.

12. By entering the competition all entrants grant Cumbria Tourism and their members the right to publish and exhibit their photographs on their websites, marketing materials and any other documentation they see fit. While every effort will be made to credit photographers, including printed publications, we cannot guarantee that every use of the image will include the photographer's name.

13. Cumbria Tourism reserves the right to cancel this competition or amend any terms and conditions at any time without warning.

14. If the winner is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts, the runner-up’s image will be used. The Judge's decision is final.

15. By entering this competition, you agree to all terms & conditions regarding this competition.

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