Beautiful Bowland Photo Competition

17th October 2022


Image by Mark Harder - winner 2021

Whether you're an experienced photographer, or a keen amateur, we'd love to see your images that capture the beauty and opportunities this outstanding area has to offer year-round.
These may include landscape or wildlife images, or people enjoying activities in the area - whatever captures Bowland at its best through every season!

There is a fantastic first prize up for grabs of a 2-night stay at Laythams Hayloft (low season) kindly donated by Laythams Holiday Lets Retreat

The winner and shortlisted images will appear in the 2023 printed Bowland Discovery Guide and on AONB supported websites and social media.

The closing date for the competition is midday Monday 21st November 2022.

A shortlist will be made by the AONB team and the finalists will go to a public vote (via social media and the AONB website) week commencing 28th November.  Please upload up to 3 images via the AONB website at:

Images can be taken from any season, so if you didn't manage to take some summer shots, there's still chance to get out and capture the best of Bowland in the autumn sunshine.  We're looking forward to seeing all of your submissions!

  • When taking your photos please remember to take them at as high a resolution as possible. The maximum file size you can upload on the website is 2mb but if your image is chosen for the exhibition we need a high resolution file:  300 dpi, printing to 2480 pixels x 3508 pixels.  If images aren't high enough quality for print, unfortunately we will not be able to include them.

Please note: if you have recently submitted a photo to our website and would like this included in the competition, please do email Hetty (via the email below) and we can make sure it is included.

If you have any questions please email