Matlock Bath parish council photography competition open for entries after year in the dark

As residents prepare to venture out of lockdown with fresh appreciation for their surroundings, Matlock Bath Parish Council has announced the return of its annual photography competition.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 9:55 pm

The Pro Loco contest was cancelled in 2020, having become a favourite fixture of local life over more than a decade.

Entries are open from now until October 3, with cash prizes and prestige up for grabs. Images submitted prior to last year’s cancellation will be rolled over.

A council spokesman said: “The main rule of the competition is that the photographs must be of a view or artefact of Matlock Bath.

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“The finalists will be displayed in the Pavilion in October and November, when members of the public will be invited to vote for their favourites. If Government restrictions are in place at this time, the competition will move online.”

The competition has several categories: age groups four to seven, eight to 11, 12 to 16, and 17-plus; best photo by a resident; heritage; and one chosen by the parish council.

There will also be prizes for several ‘best picture of’ categories, with details to be published in due course.

Entrants can submit up to four digital photographs which can be uploaded directly onto the parish council website.

Images should all have been captured since October 1, 2020, and not bear any markings referring to the entrant, to allow for anonymised voting.

For the full rules and entry details, go to

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