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Entries invited for "Cathedral at Night" photography competition

Monday 3 October

Peterborough Cathedral is inviting keen amateur photographers of any age, from 10 years old right through to adults, to “get snapping” and enter their pictures of “Peterborough Cathedral at night” in a free competition.

The photographs shortlisted by judges will be displayed in the Exhibition Room at the new Cathedral Visitor and Learning Centre from mid-November to January. Whilst the exhibition is on show, viewers will be asked to cast their votes for whichever image they think is the best in each age group. The entries receiving the highest number of votes in each age group will win a prize. 

“The nights are drawing in, so this is the perfect time to take a trip to the Cathedral and see what imaginative and striking pictures you can capture,” said Stuart Orme, Head of Operations. “What’s more, we are arranging a special candlelit open evening so that photographers entering the competition can take interior shots. It doesn’t matter if you’re using a high spec camera or the camera on your mobile phone, as long as you can send us one or more interesting and high quality pictures.”

The open evening is on Tuesday 18th October, from 7.00pm until 9.00pm. Entry is free and advanced booking is not necessary, but please check the website for full details. Photographers are asked to bring with them any equipment they may need.

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.  

The competition will be judged in three age group - 10-13 years, 14-17 years and adults. It is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The closing date for competition entries is 31st October 2016. More details and an entry form are available on the Photography Competition webpage