70th anniversary photo competition ‘Celebrating My Town’

Cheltenham and Göttingen 70th anniversary logo


Cheltenham and Göttingen 70 year anniversary logo

To celebrate 70 years of twinning between Cheltenham, UK and Göttingen in Germany, Cheltenham Borough Council and Cheltenham Twinning Association, in conjunction with Cheltenham Camera Club and Stadt Göttingen (Göttingen Town Council) are organising an amateur photo competition.

Competition details

The competition will run from Sunday 14 November to Sunday 12 December 2021 inclusive.

Cheltenham and Göttingen have been twin towns since 1951 and during this time there have been many opportunities to experience the life and culture of the twin town through visits and exchanges and close friendships have been made. With this joint photo competition, we want to celebrate our towns and show how close the friendships between Cheltenham and Göttingen have become over the years.

We suggest images relate to the theme of ‘Celebrating My Town’ and that they highlight a special image of Cheltenham town – friendships, its people, architecture, environment, culture and entertainment, to show an aspect of Cheltenham to the people of Göttingen. Göttingen Town Council are holding a similar competition.

35 images will be selected by a panel of judges. Göttingen will also select 35 images totalling 70 photos, representing every year of the twinning link.

First, second and third prize winners will be chosen from the 35 selected photographs.

The prizes are:-

  • First prize – £100 cash
  • Second prize – £75 cash
  • Third prize – £50 cash
  • 3 ‘Highly Commended’ certificates will also be awarded

The selected images will be displayed on the websites of Cheltenham Twinning Association and Göttingen Town Council in the new year and printed for display in each of the towns in Summer 2022.

How to enter

The competition is open to everyone, with the exception of professional photographers and those organising the competition and judging. Up to two photographs can be entered per participant in either Colour or Monochrome.

Images should be uploaded onto the entry system: photocomp.uk

You will be asked to provide your name, email and contact phone number.

Image files uploaded must be in JPEG format.

Each image must have a title. Titles must be 35 characters or fewer. ‘No title’ or ‘Untitled’ are not allowed.

By submitting a competition entry, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions.

Full terms and conditions

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