Can you Capture Yorkshire? Top prizes on offer in brilliant new photography competition

This stunning photograph of Whitby Pier is by competition judge Chris Ceaser
28 Nov 2017 @ 7.34 pm
| Competition, Entertainment

We all know that Yorkshire has the most breathtaking landscapes in the world.

And a fantastic new competition gives everyone the chance to prove this beyond doubt.

YorkMix has teamed up with York Conservation Trust and Chris Ceaser Photography to launch Capture Yorkshire.

Capture Yorkshire competition

Runs Nov 1 2017-April 30 2018

Free to enter

Full details and enter

This is a brand new competition looking for the best new photographs of God’s Own County.

Anyone can enter. And the photographers who take the most striking images will win brilliant prizes – as well as pride of place in a new exhibition.

Finest landscapes

Some more of Chris’s photos

Chris Ceaser’s wonderful photographs of Yorkshire – and around the world – can be seen in his gallery on Micklegate, York.

Chris also runs courses teaching amateur photographers how to get the very best images of different scenery, from cityscapes to rural scenes to coastal views.

He thinks the landscapes of Yorkshire are some of the finest to photograph in the world.

As one of the judges of Capture Yorkshire, Chris said: “We know that Yorkshire has spectacular scenery.

“Whether it’s the flower-strewn meadows of the Yorkshire Dales, the heather-filled North York Moors or the breathtaking cliffs of Yorkshire’s coast, there is no shortage of wonderful photographic opportunities.

“So get out there and Capture Yorkshire!”

How to enter

1. The competition is free to enter and open to all.

2. Images must have been taken during the period from 1 November 2017 to 30 April 2018.

3. The theme is ‘OPEN’ but images must be based on the Yorkshire landscape, and can include buildings, country lanes, rivers, parks and gardens or simply the open landscape itself.

4. You can enter one image per calendar month up to a total of six entries.

5. To enter go to the Capture Yorkshire website here. This also has all the details and the rules.

The prizes

Top of the range… an Epson Surecolor SC-P600 A3 printer

We have got prizes worth £1,475 up for grabs.

1st prize – Epson photo printer worth £600

2nd prize – Páramo waterproof jacket worth £425

3rd prize – Lee filters worth £250

4th prize – Permajet papers worth £200

The winning images will also take star billing in an exhibition of the best entries at the Chris Ceaser Photography Gallery on Micklegate, York.

The sponsor

A handsome old building now safe in the hands of York Conservation Trust: St Thomas Herbert’s House on Pavement. Photographs: Richard McDougall

York Conservation Trust is a charity which looks after more than 85 historic buildings in the city.

The trust acquires, restores and preserves the built heritage of York. And it then brings the old buildings back into use, either as residential homes or commercial lets.

Its properties date back to medieval times. Among the trust’s many gems are

  • Bowes Morrell House, Walmgate (1400)
  • St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green (1446)
  • Sir Thomas Herbert’s House, Pavement (1545)
  • Ingram House, Bootham (1635), and
  • The Red House, Duncombe Place (1714)

As the trust says: “Restoration and conservation has to be balanced with the need to put the building to its best use, both from the point of view of its tenants and in the life of the city.”

Read more on the York Conservation Trust website