Redcar | Cleveland photography competition

Redcar and Cleveland Visual Border

Thank you for showing interest in our first Redcar | Cleveland place photography competition. We want to celebrate and showcase our place, and they say a picture is worth a thousand words!

We have a broad theme for this competition, it’s ‘what makes Redcar and Cleveland unique’ – so, what makes us stand out from the crowd and be distinctive? It could be Saltburn Cliff Tramway or Pier; South Gare or Gisborough Priory; our industrial heritage; our wonderful beaches; our rolling hills and countryside; our world-leading businesses; our popular events; our fascinating museums; leisure activities in fantastic locations, or it could be anything else that you think tells our unique story about our place. Photography brings a place to life and lets its personality shine. So, another way of looking at things is not about taking that perfect shot of a building or landscape, but to show the place at its vibrant best with people who make the place what it is.


Although a big reason for doing this competition is to showcase, share and promote our wonderful place to the world, through these new images, there is also a fantastic prize to be won! Gisborough Hall have kindly offered an overnight stay with dinner and breakfast for 2 guests, so get those shutters clicking!


Entries are open until Wednesday 18 September. We have extended the closing date to enable people to take and enter some photos of the fantastic Festival of Thrift, which takes place on the weekend of 14/15 September, at Kirkleatham. The Chair of the Redcar | Cleveland Place Board will choose the winner. We intend to use the best images in future promotions showcasing Redcar and Cleveland as a great place to live, enjoy and do business. We look forward to seeing your entries!


Email – send entries (as jpegs) via email to: ambassadors@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Facebook comment on the pinned competition post, including your photo(s)

Twitter and Instagrampost your entries on your profile, remember to use #UniqueRedcarCleveland; please also tag us – @RCAmbassadors


  1. Closing date for entries is Wednesday 18 September 2019, at 12 noon
  2. The winner will be chosen by the Chair of the Redcar | Cleveland Place Board and will be notified by social media message or email, after 20 September
  3. There is no limit to the number of entries per person
  4. By submitting images to the competition, each entrant confirms that:
    • They are the photographer of each entry and that it is their original work;
    • Where the image is ‘people focused’, they have the permission of those people in the image (or, where the image shows people under 18, the consent of their parent/guardian)
  5. Entries are to be posted on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter profiles using #UniqueRedcarCleveland or e-mailed (jpeg) to ambassadors@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk
  6. This competition is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with any of the social media organisations referred to above.
  7. Photographs may be used in future Redcar | Cleveland place marketing promotions and publications
  8. The person with the winning photograph will win a prize of one night dinner, bed and breakfast for 2 people, at Gisborough Hall Hotel (to be used any time before end of May 2020, subject to availability). No purchase is necessary. No cash alternative will be given. No correspondence will be entered into, and the judges’ decision is final.
  9. For further information, e-mail ambassadors@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk or telephone 01642 444525

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