Take part in our REDISCOVER OXFORD photography competition
We’re very excited to have partnered with Oxford City Council to launch a new photography competition TODAY culminating in an exhibition across the city and at Oxford’s Covered Market in August 2021. Here’s the low down…
Starting today, 3rd June, we’re are encouraging you to show Oxford is alive and thriving by getting snap happy!
Running from now until the 27th June we’re calling for you to submit photographs of your Oxford adventures now that the city is opening up. It may be friends enjoying dining outside, families taking a stroll in Christchurch Meadow, views from popular (or less popular!) landmarks showing the city coming back to life again – however you are enjoying Oxford this Summer, we want to know.
“Through this competition we really want to show that Oxford is still an alive and thriving city to visit – whether for shopping, eating, drinking or exploring. There are so many wonderful independent shops to discover, interesting attractions to explore and mouth-watering places to get something to eat. We can’t wait for people to show us what Oxford adventures they’re having and to see these images displayed in a truly city-wide exhibition by using 80 bus stops and the Covered Market as the centre point”
Take a look at our new short video that highlights the wonderful array of indies businesses and attractions to visit and get inspired for your own Oxford adventures! >>
THE EXHIBTION AND PRIZES for the Under 12, 13-17 and 18+ Categories
Very excitingly the competition will culminate in an exhibition in the Covered Market for the month of August supported by Cowley based Fusion Arts. On display will be four winning images from the four different categories -Under 12s, 13 to 17, 18+ and an Instagram specific category. There will also be a map with markers for 80 bus stops city wide, where up to 80 runners up will have their images displayed so you can walk, bus or cycle to find them.
Not only will each winner get their image displayed, a huge array of independent businesses and attractions have donated prizes with the 18+ category taking centre stage – The ultimate two days in Oxford. This prize includes a two night stay with Oxfordshire Living, a 6 course tasting menu at The Folly Restaurant for two, coffee and cake for two at The Missing Bean, two City Sightseeing Oxford bus tours and two Cityzone day passes, tickets to The Ashmolean’s summer exhibition, Tokyo: Art & Photography and two adult tickets for Blenheim Palace. Phew!
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s four tickets to The Story Museum for the Under 12 category, a £50 voucher for Broad Canvas for the 13-17 category. We’ve also added in another way to enter with a fourth chance to win – an Instagram Category.
THE INSTAGRAM CATEGORY
The Instagram hashtag entry is for 18+ only with the chance to win dinner for two at Gourdans Steak Frites Restaurant in St Clements, an A3 Doodle Map print by artist David Gee and two adult tickets to watch a film at The Ultimate Picture Palace on Cowley Road!
As if the prizes weren’t enough, we’ve got a whole host of wonderful judges on board to pick the winners! They include Nick Cope and Hoyles of Oxford for the Under 12s category, Yellow Submarine Café and Lizzy McBain, CEO of Ark-T for 13-17s, Esther Lafferty, Executive Director of Oxfordshire Artweeks and Sanders of Oxford for the 18+ main category and The Jericho Café and The Oxford Mail and Times’ very own Tim Hughes are judging the Instagram category.
How to Enter and RULES FOR ENTRY
For the Instagram category, all you need to do is to post your image on Instagram with the hashtags #RediscoverOxford and #MyOxfordAdventures.
Only one entry is allowed per category. 18+ entrants may submit an image for both the 18+ category and the Instagram category.
Images must have been taken AFTER the 12th April 2021.
Deadline is 23:59 on the 27th June 2021.
The Instagram competition is in no way associated with Instagram. For Full Terms and Conditions, please click here.
Entries will be judged by the 16th July and winners notified the week after. Winners will be announced on the week of the 26th July
Under 12s – Four tickets to The Story Museum
Aged 13 to 17 – £50 voucher for Broad Canvas
18+ – A two night stay with Oxfordshire Living, a 6 course tasting menu at The Folly Restaurant for two, coffee and cake for two at The Missing Bean, two City Sightseeing Oxford bus tours and two Cityzone day passes, tickets to The Ashmolean’s summer exhibition, Tokyo: Art & Photography and two adult tickets for Blenheim Palace.
Instagram Competition – Dinner for Two at Gourdan’s Steak Frites Restaurant in St Clements, a Doodle Map print by artist David Gee and two adult tickets to watch a film at The Ultimate Picture Palace on Cowley Road.