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Holker Hall & Gardens Launches ‘Days You’ll Remember’ Photography Competition

Holker Hall & Gardens is launching its first ever photography competition to find the perfect shot for the 2012 Holker Hall & Gardens ‘Days You’ll Remember’ visitor leaflet.

Holker Hall & Gardens is launching its first ever photography competition to find the perfect shot for the 2012 Holker Hall & Gardens ‘Days You’ll Remember’ visitor leaflet. Amateur photographers will be invited into the Gardens at Holker on four dedicated days during August to photograph any area of the public Gardens, exterior of the Hall or open parkland which covers over 20 acres and will be asked to submit their favourite Holker photograph by the end of August.

The competition is open to amateur photographers and the winner will be selected by Holker Hall and professional photographer, Val Corbett. The winning photograph will be featured along with a credit to the winner, in the 2012 Holker Hall & Gardens ‘Days You’ll Remember’ leaflet with 120,000 copies printed and distributed across the North West region.

Val Corbett lives on the eastern fringes of the Lake District and has worked as a freelance photographer for the past 25 years. Taking inspiration from the beautiful surroundings of Cumbria, Val is recognised for her garden photography, which is regularly featured in national publications. Val has photographed the Holker Gardens many times and believes it will provide the perfect setting for a photography competition. Val comments, “The Gardens and Parklands at Holker are a real hidden treasure, a mixture of formal gardens and the wide open spaces of the parkland, there’s a photograph around every corner. I’m looking forward to seeing the entries for the Holker photography competition.”

The photography dates will be Wednesday 3rd, Sunday 14th, Sunday 21st and Sunday 28th of August. To enter simply visit the website www.holker.co.uk to download an entry form. This form will include a voucher for one person to enter the Gardens on one of the four dedicated days. A postal entry form can also be requested by calling 015395 58328.

Entries can be submitted in jpeg format no larger than 2mb by email to info@holker.co.uk or via post as a 7x5 inch print. Please be sure to include your name, address and a contact telephone number. Please be aware that all photography is none returnable and that by submitting your entry you are agreeing for it to be used in publicity surrounding the competition and the Hall & Gardens. Holker reserves the right to not use photography deemed unsuitable for the Holker brand.

Additional Information:

For more information on Holker Hall & Gardens call 015395 58328 or visit the website at www.holker.co.uk. For more information on Val Corbett, to request commission work, articles or talks e-mail val@valcorbettphotography.com or telephone 01931 712293. For further press information please contact Marie Saunders on 0115 9255999 or email marie@applespears.co.uk.

2018 Season Opening Dates

The Cafe, Food Hall and Gift Shop will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9th February until 18th March 10.30am - 4.00pm. 

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The Gardens will be open 9th - 11th, 16th - 18th & 23rd - 25th February, 10.30am - 4.00pm.


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Cafe, Food Hall, Gift Shop & Park: Monday - Sunday

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