Calling all local photographers

Photo - Blackchurch Rock by John Wilson‘Blackchurch Rock’ by John Wilson – Winner of the adult landscape character and adult overall cup winner 2015

Posted on: 8 September 2016

Entries are now open for adults and young people with a passion for photography to enter their work in the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon’s annual photographic competition.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday 28 September, with the winning images displayed in the museum’s ‘North Devon in Photographs’ exhibition, which runs from 12 November to 7 January 2017.
This year the categories include towns and villages, the coast and sea, characters, landscape, wildlife and ‘Anything goes!’, which is an opportunity to experiment with collage or digital paint and optical software.

There will also be an additional category for ‘Historic Environment of the AONB’ (Areas of Outstanding National Beauty), which should be an image celebrating the local heritage of this special protected area.

Judges this year include local professional photographer John Andow, Dave Edgcombe from the AONB and Steve Pitcher, AONB Chairman and member of North Devon Archaeological Society.

Executive Member responsible for leisure and culture, Councillor Dick Jones, says: “We are surrounded by natural beauty in northern Devon, so local photographers aren’t short of inspiration for this competition. All images must have been taken in North Devon, Torridge and Exmoor within the last two years. This is always a very popular competition, with the reward of having your work displayed at the museum. I know there are lots of keen amateur photographers out there so please get involved and share your work with us!”

For more information contact the museum on 01271 346747, email or download an entry form online at

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