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A Postcard from South Ribble...

We've teamed up with the Rotary Club of South Ribble and sponsors Wilkinson Cameras to launch a new photography competition celebrating the special beauty and rich history of our borough.

Photography has the power to capture special places, moments and impressions - and this competition gives participants the chance to share their experiences of South Ribble in photographs. The theme is 'A Postcard from South Ribble' and we want participants to interpret the brief in an imaginative way.

Beauty, history, quirkiness and humour abound in South Ribble!

The aim of the competition is to find photographs that illustrate the qualities of South Ribble and would be suitable as a postcard.

Closes 31 August 2021. Enter here.


On Your Doorstep

The first UK lockdown started on 23 March 2020 and further lockdown periods in 2020 and 2021 meant that we all had to stay local. This led many people to discover their local area and see features and artefacts they had never noticed before which made them smile or chuckle. Within South Ribble there are many buildings with interesting and historic interiors and we would like to see your take on them. This competition is not all about landscapes. We want you to find, photograph and exploit in an imaginative way all aspects of the borough.


Young Photographers

There are special categories for young people up to the age of 25. The digital camera revolutionised photography and today's smartphones include sophisticated and advanced digital cameras. We want young photographers to demonstrate their skill and talent with these modern tools.


Dates and Exhibition

The deadline for entries is midnight on 31 August 2021.

It is intended that the shortlisted and winning photographs will be displayed in a physical exhibition. The exhibition venue, the dates of the exhibition and details of the announcement of winners will be confirmed in due course.

Winning photographers will be informed by email to the contact address they have provided. 

The dates of the exhibition will be subject to Government guidelines in the UK in light of COVID-19.

When available, information relating to the exhibition will be appear both here and on the website of the Rotary Club of South Ribble.


Website Gallery

A selection of entries will be posted on the Gallery section of the Rotary Club of South Ribble's website. The selection of entries displayed will be changed from time to time. The shortlisted and winning entries will be displayed after the winners have been announced.



  • All photographs must be taken within the administrative area of South Ribble Borough Council.
  • Photographs must have been taken within the period 23 March 2020 to 31 August 2021.
  • All entries must be submitted as digital files (jpeg).
  • You can submit only one entry.
  • The competition is not open to professional photographers.
  • The competition is free to enter.

Further detailed rules are contained in Entry Terms and Conditions.



Photographers who have provided their contact details are eligible for the awards in the age category relevant to them. All prizes will be Wilkinson Cameras Gift Vouchers to the value noted below. There is no cash alternative.

Adults over 25:  First Prize £100.  Second Prize £75.  Third Prize £50.

Young Persons under 11: First Prize £50.  Second Prize £25. Third Prize £15.

Young Persons 11-17: First Prize £50.  Second Prize £25. Third Prize £15.

Young Persons 18-25: First Prize £50.  Second Prize £25. Third Prize £15.

There will also be a People's Choice Award selected by public vote from the shortlisted entries.


Entry Terms and Conditions

Method of Entry
Entries must be submitted online here. Only 1 entry per person is allowed. The entry form requires the name of the entrant, date of birth or confirmation that they are over 25, their email contact address, the title of the image and its location.

Image entry file size must not exceed 3MB and is recommended to be at least 1500 pixels on the longest length. A high-resolution image, preferably over 6MB, will be requested if entries are shortlisted (with exception for entries in the 2 Young Person categories for entrants under 18.)

Images must be submitted by midnight on 31 August 2021 and photographs must not include watermarks, borders, or signatures. Black and white photographs are eligible in all categories.

The Competition is open to all amateur photographers - apart from anyone directly involved in the organising and judging of the competition from the Rotary Club of South Ribble, South Ribble Borough Council and Wilkinson Cameras.

The entrant must be the photographer and solely hold the copyright. Images must not be licensed or disposed of or any rights created that may conflict with the competition.

The submission of images that have won or been commended in any other competition is not permitted. Any submitted photograph must not be entered into another competition after being entered into this Competition before the results of the Competition have been announced.

It is the entrant's responsibility to ensure that all necessary permissions are obtained from any person pictured in the image. The permission of a parent or guardian of anyone under 18 years of age appearing in the image is required.

Entrants for any of the Young Persons Awards must be under 11, 18 or 26 years old respectively on 31 August 2021.

Digital Adjustments
Digital adjustments that maintain the integrity of the image are allowed. Accepted digital adjustments include the removal of dust spots, dodging and burning, changes to tone and contrast and cropping, as well as HDR and focus stacking. However, it is not permitted to make any major physical change to the image. It is not permissible to add, move or remove artefacts, people or animals.

The Sponsors may request the RAW file(s) or original camera jpeg(s) for any shortlisted image at their discretion and reserves the right to disqualify any image that does not follow the restrictions on digital adjustments.


Shortlist and Judging

A shortlisting panel will be appointed by the Sponsors to produce a shortlist of entries from each category. The shortlisted entries will then be considered by the Judges.

Shortlisted entries will be displayed at the exhibition if possible. Shortlisted entrants will be contacted by the Sponsors to send in a high-resolution copy of the image which will preferably be over 6MB.

Judges will be appointed by the Sponsors to judge a shortlist of entries and the judges will select the winner, second and third places of each category. Where considered appropriate by the judges, Highly Commended Certificates will be awarded. The Judges' decision will be final and the judges reserve the right not to make an award.

Copyright and usage
Entrants remain the copyright holder to any images submitted by themselves. Prize winners and those awarded Highly Commended Certificates agree to grant the Rotary Club of South Ribble, South Ribble Borough Council and Wilkinson Cameras a nonexclusive irrevocable license to reproduce, enlarge, publish and exhibit for any purpose related to the competition in any medium, including print and digital.

This includes, but is not restricted to; exhibiting, postcards, a competition calendar, a competition book and for use in the press, social media and on websites or for sale for charitable purposes. The entrants agree to free usage sublicensing the shortlisted images for press articles or any other external communications related to the competition.

After the winners have been announced entries will be deleted, apart from the winners and those that have been shortlisted.

The Sponsors will try to ensure the photographers will be credited on all mediums but, in the event of inadvertent omission of the credit, the photographer agrees that the Rotary Club of South Ribble, South Ribble Borough Council and Wilkinson Cameras are not liable.

The entrant is responsible for any claim made by a third party against the submission.
These Terms & Conditions are correct and complete at the time of first publication but the Sponsors reserve the right to change any of them without prior notice.

By entering the competition, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these Terms & Conditions.

Inappropriate content: Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. The sponsors retain the sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content.

Any breach of these Terms & Conditions by an entrant may lead to their entry being treated as void at the discretion of the Sponsors. If a breach has occurred, but is discovered after the award of a prize, then the organisers may require the return of that prize.
Data protection
In entering the 'A Post Card from South Ribble' Photographic Competition, you agree to the organisers using your details to process your application only. By entering, you also agree that if selected as a winner of any prize or certificate, the Rotary Club of South Ribble, South Ribble Borough Council and Wilkinson Cameras may share your details with any potential future sponsor for the purpose of publishing the details of all winners (including the winning images) only.
The organisers will respect your privacy and will never sell your data to any third party.

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