Being regular visitors to the Lake District, and the surrounding areas, we were interested in finding out more about a competition we had heard of to recreate a Lake District photograph.
The Lake District National Park is celebrating 60 years with a competition open to all photographers.
Here are the details:
The special “now and then” competition closes on Monday, 18 July 2011.
Lake District National Park Authority web editor, Helen Reynolds, is urging everyone to take advantage of the long summer days to get out into the national park with their cameras.
Ten iconic historic images of the national park – including the Langdale Pikes in the 1940s, Wasdale in 1900 and Windermere Ferry in the 1960s – have been put on the authority’s website with the challenge of recreating all or part of the images to have a modern day makeover.
Three prizes are available:
- First prize – a money can’t buy dining experience – a once in a lifetime exclusive dinner served on the jetty at Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre on the shores of Windermere.
- Second prize – indulge your inner pirate – sail away for a morning or afternoon on a self-drive motor boat, on Coniston Water which inspired Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s tale “Swallows and Amazons”.
- Third prize – foodie heaven – receive a luxury Lake District hamper packed to the brim with delicious local produce.
Details of how to enter are all available on the national park website.
Helen Reynolds said: “People can submit as many entries as they want, so give us your best shot at recreating a view from the past with a 21st century twist.”