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Messenger Photograph Competition 

Are you a keen photographer?  We're looking for photographs of the Three Parishes Big Local area that we can feature on the front cover of our fortnightly what's-on guide, the Messenger.  We would particularly like photographs of local buildings, places of local interest or the local countryside - any photographs that show the beautiful places that we live in.   The prize is a £10 voucher for each photograph that we use, along with a framed copy of the issue of the Messenger that features the photograph.    

Information about how to enter and the terms and conditions of the competition are shown below.  If you would like any more information or have any questions about this competition, please contact us. 

Terms and conditions

  1. The competition is open to anyone who lives or works in the Three Parishes Big Local area.
  2. You can only enter photographs that you have taken yourself. 
  3. We will accept digital and printed photographs.
  4. If your photograph shows any people, please obtain their permission before entering it into our competition.
  5. Entries must be received by 12 noon on 31st July 2017.
  6. There will be a one-off prize of a £10 voucher for each photograph that we use.  We may use each winning photo more than once in the Messenger and also in Three Parishes Big Local documents and marketing materials - including our website, social media and printed materials.
  7. The Judges' decision is final.  

How to enter - digital photographs

  1. Photographs must be in landscape format (not portrait).
  2. Photographs must be good quality, high resolution images
  3. Email your photograph to 'info@big-local.org' with the following information:
    • Details of where the photograph was taken
    • Your name and contact telephone number
    • Your age, if you are under 18.

How to enter - printed photographs

  1. Photographs must be in landscape format (not portrait).
  2. Photographs must be good quality images
  3. Put your photograph in an envelope marked "Messenger Photograph Competition" and enclose the following information:
    • Details of where the photograph was taken
    • Your name, contact telephone number and email address (if you have one)
    • Your age, if you are under 18.
  4. Leave your photograph at one of our collection points:
    • Weston Rhyn Institute
    • St Martins Centre
    • Gobowen Library
    • Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry, SY11 1RB.

Past Competitions

In May 2016 we held a competition to design a 90th birthday card for the Queen and over 180 fabulous entries flooded in. We sent the cards to Buckingham palace and we have received a lovely thank you letter.
Well done to everyone that took part in this competition!

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In April 2015 we launched our 'Postcard from my village' competition.  We distributed postcard blanks around local schools, community buildings and organisations and asked people to draw or photograph scenes from their village.  We received about 120 entries which were all displayed in the gallery at Qube in Oswestry, and in an exhibition that toured our community buildings.  12 of these postcards were selected to feature in our 2016 calendar.  

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Our first competition, "Love where you live" took place in November 2014 and the entries were displayed at our first community event "The Big Get Together".