Beautiful Barnsley-competition-13

Beautiful Barnsley

Competition 13 - Special award

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About Beautiful Barnsley

For the very first time IGPOTY will be on display at Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens from 28th August – 22nd October 2020. To celebrate the occasion, we invite you to enter this special photographic competition. IGPOTY and Barnsley Museums are delighted to have teamed up to offer professional and amateur photographers the opportunity to show the world how green and beautiful Barnsley is!


We want you to use photography to celebrate the green spaces and biodiversity found in the Borough of Barnsley. You could explore Worsbrough Mill & Country Park, the Trans Pennine Trail, Wentworth Castle Gardens and Cannon Hall Parks and Gardens for inspiration.

From the stark beauty of the Moors to your own back garden, we want you to capture and reveal the borough’s diverse landscapes. The competition is free-to-enter and will be judged by ‘Yorkshire Made Me’ photographers, Kyte Photography and the IGPOTY team.

Wider benefits

Upto 20 awarded entries will be produced and framed by Barnsley Museums to be on display at a special award exhibition at Cannon Hall Museum from 25 September 2020 – 28 February 2021.

Prizes & Why should I enter?


1st Place -

  • 1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 13,
  • Your image goes on display at the 'Beautiful Barnsley' Cannon Hall indoor exhibition & at NT Wentworth Castle Gardens.
  • Signed individual certificate.
  • Behind the scenes day with the National Trust at Wentworth Castle Gardens.
  • Spend the morning in the Parkland where you will meet our herd of deer up close and discover wildlife with our rangers.
  • Enjoy lunch and a cream tea in the Long Barn café followed by a tour of the gardens from the Head Gardener to discover her favourite vistas and hidden corners. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
  • 2nd Place -

  • 1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 13,
  • Your image goes on display at the 'Beautiful Barnsley' Cannon Hall indoor exhibition.
  • Signed individual certificate.
  • Tour of Cannon Hall Museum & Gardens for two.
  • 3rd Place -

  • 1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 13,
  • Your image goes on display at the 'Beautiful Barnsley' Cannon Hall indoor exhibition.
  • Signed individual certificate.
  • Rules

    General rules:

    • You may not submit watermarked images with your name or website visible on the photo. Please do not frame your images with borders.
    • Entrants may submit a maximum of 4 images per single entry token and a maximum of 6 images per portfolio entry token.
    • For free-to-enter competitions you should enter 1 image per token given, up to a maximum of 8 images (8 tokens).
    • Entrants' images must be .jpg or .jpeg format and of high enough quality.
    • We recommend all images are output to 1920px on their longest side at 72 ppi (ideally with an sRGB colour profile). Any larger than this and you are supplying images bigger than they will be seen or used by IGPOTY judges; your files will take longer to upload and/or download to judges and viewers’ screens.
    • The absolute maximum for each image must not be more than 7MB in file size and no more than 3000px on their longest side.
    • All entrants must be able to supply a high-res image (300 ppi) suitable for printing/exhibiting should the image be shortlisted. You may be asked for this when the time comes.


    • High-res source file/s need to be at least 3780 pixels (longest side) @ 300 ppi, ideally larger (and ideally with an Adobe RGB (1998) colour profile).

    Full competition rules:

    Please see the IGPOTY competition rules, which always prevail:

    Category rules:

    Only images captured in the borough of Barnsley, England, UK are valid. Entrants cannot win the overall IGPOTY prize.

    The award is free to enter. Adults only (18+) may enter. Normal admission fees apply. Barnsley Council/National Trust employees are excluded from entry; volunteers are permitted to enter. Each entrant may upload a maximum of 8 images. For special prizes awarded by Barnsley Museums/National Trust the winner must attend either Cannon Hall or Wentworth Castle Gardens to collect (depending on prize). Standard IGPOTY rules apply. Closing time for entries on the deadline date is midday (noon) GMT.

    Competition details

    Special award
    Online submissions
    Entry start date:
    August 16, 2019
    Closing date:
    April 22, 2020, 12 noon GMT
    Cost of entry:

    How do I enter?

    Online submissions

    For help please visit our Frequently-Asked-Questions page.

    Partner: Cannon Hall Museum Park & Gardens

    Cannon Hall is a stunning Georgian country house museum set in 70 acres of historic parkland and beautiful landscaped gardens.
    It is the perfect day out for all the family.

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    Credit: © Kyte Photography/Cannon Hall