First ever South Pennines’ Through the Lens Photography Competition captures stunning landscapes and is a great success

Posted: 13.11.17

The South Pennines has inspired artists for generations and now it’s bringing in photographers too; even from the USA.

Pennine Prospects, champion of the South Pennines, decided to run a photography competition to showcase this stunning region. Running throughout the summer the competition was open to all; amateur and professional. The only limits were geographical; all the images had to be of the South Pennines.

“We’ve had over 80 entries taken from all over this region,” explained Adele Adams, competition organiser. “Most of the entrants were from this area but others travelled further; we even had photographs sent in by an American from Crystal Lake, Illinois. He must have been visiting the area on his holidays.

“We know this is a beautiful place in which to live but this competition has helped to show other people how lovely it is too. The images sent in were fantastic and the judges had some difficult decisions to make to select only 25 to appear in the first ever South Pennines’ Through the Lens Calendar,” Adele added. “Now people can enjoy the South Pennines all year round.”

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive, Welcome to Yorkshire, also lent his support to the project: “The dramatic life and landscape of the South Pennines’ region is vividly captured in these wonderful photographs. This calendar is a true celebration of the area’s natural beauty and valuable heritage, which we will continue to work in partnership to cherish and protect for the enjoyment and inspiration of generations to come.”

The calendar is available to buy from Pennine Prospects for £6.99 (+ £1.50 p+p). Please make cheques payable to ‘Love the South Pennines’ and send to Pennine Prospects, Butlers Wharf, New Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AF.

It is also available to buy through the Halifax Food Assembly at