Countdown is on for local photographers to win over £500

Posted by: Claudia Downs
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There is less than a month to go before entries for the 2020 Place of Pride photography competition close on 31st May.

The contest gives local photographers the chance to win over £500 in cash prizes by capturing their emotional connection with a place.


Run by specialist insurance provider, Ripe Photography, the inaugural Place of Pride competition is open to photographers of all abilities.


The competition launched in March and, just two weeks later, the UK went into lockdown. There have therefore been some fantastic examples of photographers, both amateur and professional, getting even more creative than usual and submitting beautiful indoor shots and ones snapped outdoors during their daily exercise allowance. Entries so far can be found at
Two current entries to the competition. Left: Lytham St Anne's by @MeghanSwarbrickPhotography, Right: Shrewsbury by @smartpics123.


A reminder of the entry guidelines

The photograph can be of anything, but each entry must include an identifying feature of the place being captured; something that sums up its spirit. This could be a noteworthy building, a street sign, or any other distinguishable point of interest. The caption should provide a description of the place and why it has been chosen.


As well as giving away £350 to the winner, Ripe Photography will also award £150 to the runner up and £50 to third place.


Choosing the winner will be Ronya Galka, who was recently voted one of Britain’s top 10 street photographers and has previously been nominated for Best Photographer at the Sony World Photography Awards.


To enter Place of Pride, photographers must post an image of their chosen place on their own Instagram page, tag @ripe_photography_ in the image and caption and include the hashtag #PlaceOfPride. Full T&Cs are available here. The competition is open until 31st May 2020 and winners will be announced within 2-4 working weeks of the closing date.

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