Your Town Pictured competition

Your Town Pictured is a photography competition, which is seeking to find the best images of Pocklington, Brough, Market Weighton and Bridlington to form part of a permanent display in the local library and customer services centre. The winning photographs will be reproduced to create vertical end panels for the book shelving within each of the centres with the photographer’s name acknowledged in the bottom corner of the photograph.

To find your nearest centre, please use the online library finder:

How do I enter the 'Your Town Pictured 2017' competition?

To enter, take a photograph that you think captures the beauty of local landmarks, buildings or the landscape of either Bridlington, Pocklington, Brough or Market Weighton.

Post your entry on one or more of our social media accounts:

  • Post to Instagram mentioning @EastRidingCouncil
  • Tweet it on Twitter mentioning @East_Riding
  • Post it on our @EastRidingCouncil Facebook wall.


Don’t forget to add to your post the place it was taken and the name of the photographer.

Entries must be received by Friday 25 August 2017 at 4pm.

Please note: do not submit photographs of faces or of people, as these will not be selected in the shortlist.

How will 'Your Town Pictured 2017' be judged?

On Tuesday 29 August 2017, the shortlisted entries will be added to a Facebook Album and posted on Instagram. We will invite followers to like and comment on their favourites until Monday 4 September at 12noon. All shortlisted entries will be submitted to a judging panel from library and customer services, who will make the final selection, also taking into account the popularity of likes and comments received for each individual photo. The winners will be announced on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on Friday 8 September.

What are the terms and conditions of the competition?

By submitting an entry and agreeing to the terms and conditions entrants are also agreeing to their images and comments being shared on the Council’s social media pages and to be published within library and customer service venues, within marketing materials, literature and on the website.

Entries will be acknowledged and a request sent to the entrant to send by email a high-resolution copy of the photograph. If you enter this competition but your post has not been acknowledged on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, please contact the relevant account by direct or private message before 25 August 2017 as your entry may not have been seen.

The closing date for entries will be 25 August 2017 and the winner will be notified by email and social media.

The winners and their entries will also be announced on Facebook and Instagram.

No entries will be accepted after 12 noon 25 August 2017.

Three photographs will be selected for Brough and Market Weighton, and four for Pocklington and Bridlington North. The judges’ decision is final and there is no right of appeal. There is no limit on the number of entries that can be made by one person, however, all images must be original.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 01 August 2017