Photographic competition – 2023 Wall Calendar

Competition theme – ‘Literary Landscapes’

Authors are well known for describing the landscape and the environment. Could you capture their descriptions with a photograph? We are launching a photographic competition to find 12 stunning photographs with the theme – Literary Landscapes, pertaining to an author and or a novel. This could be from your favourite Daphne du Maurier novel or any author of your choice. Twelve winning photographs will feature in the Festival’s 2023 wall calendar.

We are delighted to announce that the judging panel will be chaired by Daphne du Maurier’s son, Christian Browning, who will be joined by wildlife and BBC photographer Ian McCarthy and our Festival Director, Brenda Daly. The panel will choose the final twelve photographic entries. Each of the selected photographs will be on display at this year’s Festival (May 6th – 14th). During that period, the public can vote for their favourite photograph, which, as well as featuring as one of the twelve inside the calendar, the photograph with the most votes will feature on the front cover.

The photographer of the chosen photograph for the front cover will receive a prize of £100.  There is also a prize of £25 each for the other eleven photographers.  All twelve winning entrants will each receive a copy of the 2023 Fesitval wall calendar and the photograph will be promoted individually through the Festival’s social media channels. All photographs must be the photographer’s own work.

Entry to the competition is £5 per photograph entered. The closing date for all submissions is 5pm, Monday 18th April 2022.