Photography Competition

The theme for the Cornwall National Landscape photography competition is; Celebrating People & Place

Enter to win one of our fantastic prizes!


For this year’s Photo Competition, we want you to portray what makes Cornwall National Landscape so special to you, from the flora and fauna, bees and birds and diverse landscapes.


Once all photos have been submitted a panel of judges will select the winners. A selection of images will be shared with Cornish poets to use as inspiration for verse, and all turned into a book.

Celebrating People & Place

Celebrating People & Place

The Cornwall National Landscape has a rich culture, both past and present, that contributes greatly to local distinctiveness. The stunning landscapes of Cornwall National Landscape are celebrated in the works of authors, artists and performances by theatre companies. The protected landscape is formed of rolling farmland, wild uplands, sheltered estuaries, rivers, and the varied coastline and coastal landscape.

Cornwall National Landscape is unique, the only protected landscape in the UK that has 12 separate sections, 10 are coastal, 1 is estuarine and 1 is moorland.

National Landscapes are living and working landscapes where human activities are part of everyday life; people enjoy all aspects of the countryside and 75% of Cornwall National Landscape consists of farmed land.

For this year’s Photo Competition, we want you to portray what makes Cornwall National Landscape so special to you, from the flora and fauna, bees and birds and diverse landscapes. Local people and tourists visit sections of the protected landscape to experience and enjoy its varied landscapes and features.

The historic environment contributes to local identity and wellbeing from prehistoric landscapes and archaeological features to mining remains and glorious parks and gardens.



These categories are open to all, excluding the Young Photographer which is open to Under 18s only.

People & Place

Celebrating People & Place, this image must be show a section of Cornwall National Landscape (AONB)

Dark Skies

Taken in either of the two dark Sky Parks, West Penwith or Bodmin Moor, or taken within another section of Cornwall National Landscape

Young Landscape Photographer

This image must show a section of Cornwall National Landscape (AONB) and is open to under 18s only



We have a wonderful selection of prizes for this year’s photography competition. The prizes will be awarded across the categories rather than for each category. These images will be included in a collection with Cornish poetry. This book, and an exhibition, will showcase the talented photographers who have entered.

Thank you to all those who are supporting this competition.

First Place

£500 voucher for a staycation with Classic Cottages

Second Place

Tour and Tea for Two worth £200 at St Michael’s Mount

Third Place

Signed copy of 12 Stories for 12 Sections & Cornwall National Landscape Goody Bag worth £100

Young Photographer

Half day tuition with professional photographer, Lee Searle

Highly Commended – People & Place

Cornwall National Landscape Goody Bag

Highly Commended – Dark Skies

Cornwall National Landscape Goody Bag

Enter Online & Terms


There will be a limit of 3 photo entries per person. The photos must be taken in, from, or include the Cornwall National Landscape. To accompany your entry, we would like you to write a short paragraph to say why you took each photo and explain why it’s special to you.

Winners will be notified during July and the winning images will be showcased in an exhibition with poetry readings. A selection of the images will form part of a booklet of which those featured will receive a copy.

Prizes will be awarded for the first, second and third place winners of the competition. There will be a special Young Photographer of the Year prize for those under 18 years.

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