Photo competition – call for Moorland pictures!

Calling all photographers! Enter the annual North Devon Heritage Photographic Competition.

Last year’s winner: The Barle at Simonsbath ©2011 Chris Bowman

Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon’s Heritage Photographic Competition is run in conjunction with The Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership. The theme for our special category for this year is ‘Life on the Moors – Past and Present’.

Exmoor’s moorland is a richly inspirational and important landscape made of many places… clifftop heaths overlooking the sea, the remote upland sources of rivers weaving from high moors and mossy bogs down to coastal heath, softly sculpted hills and hidden valleys.

Moorland is a fragile habitat and was fundamental to the establishment of Exmoor National Park. This unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland has been shaped by people and nature over the last 8000 years. Burial mounds on high ridges, unique and ancient patterns of standing stones, cliff top Roman forts, astonishingly preserved medieval villages and incredible Victorian industrial engineering are all there to be explored. Exmoor was even a royal forest for hundreds of years and the land has been farmed for generations.

What we are after

Moorland - the Heart of ExmoorWe were looking for any images that capture the beauty and life on the Moorland areas of Exmoor and particularly the historic environment. Any photographs taken within the EMLP area are eligible for additional prizes sponsored by the Heart of Exmoor Scheme.

How to enter

Details will be taken of photographs that can be submitted for this prize on delivery of your entries at the Museum. Remember to write the location where the photograph was taken on the back of each mounted image and tick the box on the entry form under the Heart of Exmoor Scheme.

Closing date for the competition is 15th October 2012. Selected entries from the competition will be on display at the Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon in their ‘North Devon in Photographs’ exhibition which opens on the 24th November 2012 and runs until 12th January 2013. Last year’s winning Moorland pictures were published by Exmoor Magazine.

For further details about this category of the competition contact Mel or Julian

Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon· The Square · Barnstaple · North Devon · EX32 8LN


Tel: 01271 346747


Download the entry form here

Entry form and full details

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