North Devon photography competition open for entries

6:00 PM January 24, 2022

‘Our Environment’ is the theme of the popular annual documentary photography competition launched this year by the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon Council.

The competition is free for anyone over the age of 14, including photography amateurs, professionals and groups.

Entries are being accepted now and the winning entry will receive a £300 prize from competition sponsors, Jamaica Press.

The theme of “Our Environment” was chosen following COP26 and in light of climate change.

The museum asks photographers to send images of their preferred environment, whether social, cultural or natural.

The selected works will be presented in an exhibition from February 19 to April 30.

Visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite image, and the photograph with the most votes will receive a certificate and a £300 prize from Jamaica Press.

Photos submitted must have been taken in the North Devon area including Torridge, Lundy Island and Exmoor.

Museum curator Alison Mills said: “Our aim is to provide a platform for anyone with an interest in photography, whether they are amateurs or seasoned professionals.

“We hope to inspire people to continue the tradition of documentary photography in North Devon.

“Through this event, we hope to provide contemporary photographers with valuable exposure, enhance their practice and help them capture the beauty of this region.”

Councilor David Worden, Leader of North Devon Council, said: “North Devon’s environment deserves to be documented for future generations, so this photography competition is a great way to celebrate the talent of local photographers.”

The deadline for entries is February 11. For details, log on to or email

Stewart C. Hartline