Be snap happy during English Tourism Week

Above Halifax

Photographers of all ages and experience levels are invited to take part in the Visit Calderdale photo competition as part of English Tourism Week. 

English Tourism Week runs from Saturday 5 to Sunday 13 March, and is a celebration of events demonstrating the quality and vibrancy of the English tourism industry. 

As part of this, Visit Calderdale is hosting a photo competition to showcase the very best of Calderdale, illustrating why it’s such a great place to visit. 

Photos could be of a place, person, event, local landscape or really anything else that shows what Calderdale has to offer. There’s just one, open category, but the photo has to be taken in Calderdale in either 2015 or 2016 and you must have permission from anyone featured. 

All entries will be displayed on the Visit Calderdale Flickr page The winning image will receive international exposure by being showcased on link) and the Visit Calderdale Facebook and Twitter pages. The winner will also receive a family day ticket to Shibden Hall. 

Send entries (no more that three photos per person please) by email to during English Tourism Week. A winner will be chosen the week commencing Monday 14 March, and notified by email on Friday 18 March. 

If photography isn’t your thing, don’t worry, there are plenty of other events going on to celebrate English Tourism Week. For instance, Halifax Visitor Centre will be displaying 19 quirky facts about Calderdale; do you know the link between the planet Uranus and Halifax Minster? Call in to see for yourself. 

Visitor Centres across Calderdale also have plenty of ideas to help you experience the area as a tourist. Share your own quirky facts or fun visitor ideas on social media using the hashtag #touristathome. 

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Steve Sweeney, said: 

“We know that Calderdale is a great place to visit, and we’d like people to send in their favourite recent photographs to highlight our beautiful borough during English Tourism Week. 

“You don’t need to be a professional photographer to enter, just someone who can snap a shot to show potential visitors what’s on offer in Calderdale. 

“If you’re not sure where to start, seek inspiration at one of our Visitor Centres or at link). Make English Tourism Week the excuse to explore Calderdale and become a tourist at home.” 

For more information, and for full terms and conditions of the photo competition go to link)

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