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Final weeks to enter Belfast Parks Photographic Competition

Date: 11 Dec 2023

Autumnal park scene

It’s the final few weeks to enter the Belfast Parks Photographic Competition which closes on Friday 29 December.

Run by Belfast City Council, the competition is sponsored by John McQuillan (Contracts) Ltd.

There are four award categories to enter with three prizes in each category and you can enter the competition online or by post.

The categories are:

  • Active Living
  • Park Landscapes
  • Seasons in our Parks
  • Under 16 award category

Submitted photographs must be taken in one of our parks and open spaces from 1 April 2023.

Councillor Micky Murray, Chair of the council’s People and Communities Committee, said: “It’s not too late to send us one of your prized snaps taken in one of our many parks across the city this year. You may have a few images on your phone already that you could enter the competition’s four categories or, if not, there’s still time to explore our parks and take a photo, enter and win a prize.

“Our parks and open spaces are a valuable asset to our city having a wealth of built heritage and abundance of wildlife to be found in them. They are also of vital importance to our health and well-being - with competitions like this encouraging people to go visit their local park, see what’s there and enjoy their many offerings.”

The award prizes are £150 for first place, £100 for second and £50 for third place in each of the four categories.

The Active Living category could include photographs of people walking, jogging, cycling or using the outdoor gyms, allotments and bowling greens.

Parks Landscapes could include photographs of landscapes, trees and horticultural displays.

Seasons in our parks would capture all the different seasons in the city’s parks and the under 16 age category is open to entrants under 16.

For more information on the competition, visit

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