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Pro Loco Photography Competition 2011

Winner 2010 - Swirling Waters, Bryan Lomas

Following the very successful 1st Photography Competition last year, we are pleased to announce the launch of the 2nd Pro Loco Photography Competition 2011.

The term ‘pro loco’ means ’in favour of the locality’ – in our case the Parish of Matlock Bath. Photographs for entry must be taken either in the Parish or be of the Parish. All entries should be in digital format (.jpg, .png - maximum size 2M) and submitted electronically via the website.

The closing date this year is 7th October 2011.

There will be overall winners in the categories of Adult (over 16), Young Photographer (11-16) and Junior (10 and under). There will be a special prize for the best photograph submitted by a resident. As well as these groups, there will be prizes awarded for photographs of specific places or events. This year we have increased the prize money and more prizes due to the generosity of our sponsors. Each person can enter up to 4 photographs and from all the entries, a list of finalists will be drawn up by the Organising Committee. These photographs will then be displayed in the Pavilion on Saturday 15th October for members of the public to judge and their voting will decide the winners.

So get snapping – the Parades, Derwent Gardens, Lovers Walk, the quiet byways of the village, your garden, a family activity in the village, wildlife, mining museum, Masson Mills, Heights of Abraham in either the Spring, Summer or wait until the autumn for the fireworks at the illuminations - the possibilities are endless. What about a picture of the Royal Wedding Street Party!


1st Prize - £75

2nd Prize - £50

3rd Prize - £30

Best Villager Picture - £50

Specialist Prizes

Best Picture of Masson Mills - £30

Best Picture of Illuminations – £30

Best Picture of The Pavilion - £30

Best Picture of the Mining Museum - £30

Best Picture of Holy Trinity Church - £30

Best Picture of Shops - £30

Best Picture of the Heights of Abraham - £30

We are grateful to the following sponsors

Heights of Abraham

Derbyshire County Council

Richard Arkwrights Masson Mills

Pavilion Group

Peak District Mining Museum

Holy Trinity Church

So what are you waiting for? Get those cameras out and get snapping!
Any queries please contact the Parish Council Clerk by clicking on the Contact the Parish Council button below or on the Home Page.

Links to the Terms & Conditions of the competition and Entry Form are at the bottom of this page.

Good luck!


Click here to submit your photographs. In order to help with administration, when submitting photographs PLEASE rename your entries to include your name (i.e. j.smith_mbath.jpg).



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