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Stunning photos of Cumbria sought for hospice competition

2 February 2023

Photographers from across Cumbria are being invited to send in their most incredible images of the county to help support Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice.

Following its success last year, the Carlisle-based charity is relaunching its popular photography competition called ‘Our Cumbria’ which attracted hundreds of entries last time around.

The best of the images will be selected by a judging panel and will be used as part of their 2023/24 Christmas product range, which includes calendars, cards, prints and diaries. The festive products are a vital source of income for the hospice which relies heavily on support from the local community to continue caring for local families.

Traditionally, the photos used in the charity’s calendar and on cards are of landscape scenery across Cumbria, and while people will be encouraged to send in scenes like this, the charity is also keen to see a range of imagery submitted, with animals and local scenes also proving popular.

The competition has officially launched this week and closes on Wednesday, March 1st with winners announced soon after. Photos that are entered must have been taken in Cumbria within the last two years and each entrant is allowed to submit a maximum of six photos.

Richard Jackson, Retail Manager for the charity, said: “The response we received from local photographers last year was absolutely fantastic and we would like to thank everyone who entered for their support. The range we produced for the Christmas just gone looked incredible and helped raise vital funds for the hospice.

“Cumbria is such a beautiful county full of incredible scenery and wildlife so we look forward to seeing what everyone comes back with for this year’s competition, which is open to anyone, whether they be professional photographers or keen amateurs.”

Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw care for families from across Cumbria and need to raise more than £3m each year to continue supporting people with life-limiting illnesses.

To enter, go the charity’s website at where you can also find the full terms and conditions.

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