Competition: Your photo could win a place on the Lord Mayor’s calendar and Christmas card

26 Jul 2017 @ 8.34 pm
| Competition

After a great success in its first year, the Lord Mayor’s photography competition is back!

Your photo could be one of 12 to feature in the York civic calendar, which is sent and sold all over the world.

How to enter

Send in your photographs via our online form here

Closing date: Thursday September 7 2017

And one image will be chosen to adorn the civic Christmas card. That is posted to hundreds of people and VIPs in York, the UK and the wider world.

The competition is run by the Lord Mayor of York, York Mansion House and York Past and Present.

This year’s theme is York – A Different View. Judges are looking for images that show parts of York less commonly photographed, or an unusual angle on a familiar scene.

Thirteen winners

The photograph that won a place on last year’s Lord Mayor of York Christmas card… St Helen’s Square by John Saunders

Each person is allowed to enter a maximum of three images.

The competition runs over eight weeks and then 13 winning images will be selected – 12 for the calender and one for the civic Christmas card.

All winning entries will receive a certificate and prize from the Lord Mayor Cllr Barbara Boyce later in the year.

York Past and Present founder Richard Brigham explained: “Last year was a huge success and it was great to see a selection of York residents’ photographs on the calendar and Christmas card.

“This year we are looking for unusual views of York – and not just wintry scenes. Remember we need photos from all year round to go on the calendar.”

When printed these cards and calendars will be for sale to anyone who wishes to purchase them, and all profits will go to the Lord Mayor’s charities.


Submit your entries here

1. This competition is open to all ages
2. Each person can only submit a MAXIMUM of 3 images
3. Submitted must be images of York, on the theme of York – A Different View
4. This competition is open to everyone from amateur to professional
5. Images submitted MUST be the copyright of the person submitting them.