Mirrlees Fields Friends Group

Mirrlees Fields Through the Seasons Photography Competition

The Mirrlees Fields Friends Group is offering cash prizes for the best photos of the Fields chosen by our panel of experts. Photos may be of any aspect of the Fields - landscape, people, pets or wildlife - which show the Fields through the seasons.

CASH PRIZE: First prize £50.00; 2nd prize £30; 3rd prize £20

The closing date for entries was midday on 1st March 2021.  The results of the competition will be announced shortly. 

The terms and conditions are displayed below.

The judges are David Laslett (professional photographer @ Manchester Creative Media Ltd); Ray Booker (artist/painter) and Peter Wright (peterwrightphotography).


1. The Photograph must include Mirrlees Fields.

2. The photograph can include nature, pets, family, sport, landscape or any feature of life on the Fields.

3. A maximum of 4 photographs in colour or black and white can be submitted by each individual entrant.

4. Entries must be submitted before midday March 1st, 2021.

5. Entries will not be returned, and the organisers cannot be held responsible for submissions that do not arrive. All submissions arriving after midday 1st March 2021 will not be eligible. Please note that sending is not proof of receipt. All entries will be acknowledged.

6. Entrants will retain copyright of the photograph that they submit to Mirrlees Fields Friends Group Photography Competition.

7. By entering the competition all entrants grant Mirrlees Fields Friends Group the right to publish and exhibit an entry judged to be in the final 15 to be used on the Mirrlees Field Friends Group Website and Facebook ort any other publication in perpetuity.

8. Entrants accept that, should any of their photographs be judged to be in the best final 15, it may be reproduced as part of a calendar or any other merchandise sold to raise funds for The Mirrlees Fields Friends Group or in any event they organise or in published printed publications, posters, advertising and in exhibitions open to the public.

9. Each entry must include name, address and telephone number and/or email.

10. The winners will agree to have their names disclosed at the Mirrlees Fields Friends Group AGM, website and Facebook page (the terms and conditions of the Social Network platform will apply).

11. All entrants will be judged by a panel of judges comprising Peter Wright, Ray Brooker, David Laslett.

12. Entries will not be accepted from the Mirrlees Fields Friends Group Committee members or the judges.

13. All entrants accept that the judges’ decision is final.

14. The entrants whose photographs are judged to be in the best 15 will be notified after the closing date and the winners will be announced at a special event in April 2021.

15. First prize will be £50.00 cash; 2nd prize £30; 3rd prize £20.

Terms & Conditions

1. By entering a photograph in the competition, you are accepting the terms and conditions.

2. The judges have the right to exclude any image they believe have been excessively treated so as to alter its authenticity.

3. No photographs accepted from a Professional Photographer (someone who makes 50% of their income from the sale of their photographs)

4. Images may be digitally enhanced to remove spots or scratches. Entrants can enhance the picture to make it brighter or clearer. You can also crop to improve composition.

5. Composite and super imposed images not accepted.

6. All entries must be the original of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrants must be the sole owner of the copyright in all photos entered and must have the permission of any other people featured in the entries or their parents/guardians of children under 16 are featured.

7. If you are under the age of 18 you must have permission to enter from your parents or legal guardian. By submitting an entry for the competition your parent/guardian/carer is deemed to have given such consent and to agree to the use of the entry as described in the terms and conditions.

8. Participants shall protect any photograph against misuse by any 3rd party. The Mirrlees Fields Friends Group assumes no responsibility and is not liable for any image misuse.

9. Mirrlees Fields Friends Group take no responsibility for any loss, damage, injury, cost or expense suffered by you whether directly or indirectly and however so caused in connection with the competition.

10. Mirrlees Fields Friends Group reserve the right to cancel the competition at any time.

11. All personal data and photographs submitted not included in the final 15 will be destroyed within 3 months of the final closing date.

12. All entrants’ personal data provided will not be shared or used for any other purpose.