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Photography Competition

Peterborough Cathedral at Night

Keen amateur photographers are invited to submit digital photographs for a free competition to find the best pictures of Peterborough Cathedral at night. The competition is open to ages 10 years through to adult and there are prizes for the winners.

The judges, who are chosen from the fields of photography, media and visual arts, as well as from Peterborough Cathedral, will shortlist 10 photographs from each of three age groups: 10-13 years, 14-17 years and 18 years plus.

The 30 images chosen by the judges will be shown in the exhibition room at Peterborough Cathedral Visitor Centre, from mid-November 2016 until January 2017. Visitors to the Centre will then cast votes to decide the winning photographs.

The photographs submitted may be of the inside or the outside of Peterborough Cathedral, taken at night. (Photographers wishing to take pictures of the outside of the Cathedral at night should note that although the gates of the Cathedral Precincts usually close at 6.30pm, the Wheel Yard entrance remains open in the evening).

Entrants to the competition should note the Cathedral's Film and Photography Policy.

The Cathedral interior at nightWin a prize

A first prize of £100 in shopping vouchers will be awarded for the photograph receiving the highest number of votes over all.

In the other two age groups, £50 will be awarded for the photograph receiving the highest number of votes in that age group.

£25 in shopping vouchers will be awarded for the photographs receiving the second highest number of votes in every age group.

How to enter

Entries should be submitted for shortlisting by email as .jpeg attachments, with a file size of no more than 2MB. If your entry is shortlisted you will be asked to supply higher resolution images for the exhibition.

Please complete this entry form and send it to us at the same time as you email your photograph(s). Each photographer may submit up to 3 pictures.

Send your entry to:

All entries will be acknowledged. If you have any queries please email them to theaddress above, or call the Schools and Families Department on 01733 355307.

The closing date for entries is 31 October 2016.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund

The judging panel

The judges for the competition are:

Canon Jonathan Baker, Canon Missioner at Peterborough Cathedral
Alex Carton, Cathedral Schools and Families Officer
Mark Edwards, Editor of the Peterborough Telegraph
Tony Nero, visual artist
Matthew Roberts, photographer (many of whose photographs you will see on this website)