Community Photography

Seasons of The Glens Photography Competition

Heart of The Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme are looking for photographers of all abilities to take on the challenge of capturing The Glens of Antrim throughout the seasons.
The competition is open to everyone. We have 4 separate competitions with 2 categories, one for over 18s and one for under 18s. Both competitions will have 4 categories to include the following:
• Spring
• Summer
• Autumn
• Winter

What you need to do
You need to capture the things you love about the Glens of Antrim – places, landscapes, rivers, buildings, people (with their permission when necessary), wildlife, biodiversity, heritage, farm life, sea mountain and glen…anything at all that captures this special place for you.
There will be a prize for the best photo in each season. Selected photos will be included in our 2019 Heart of The Glens LPS calendar. A selection of photos will also feature in our quarterly newsletter ‘The Glens of Antrim’. We will also be publishing a photographic booklet of a new edition of The Glens through a lens’ next year.
• A special prize for the over 18 categories of a £100 voucher towards a short break or outdoor activity within the Glens of Antrim ‘the cultural heart of the causeway coastal route’ from Glenarm to Glentaisie through Antrim Glens Tourism, will be awarded to the winner of each season.
• A special prize for the under 18 categories for each season will be a £50 voucher from a local Glens provider towards outdoor clothing or boots.
All participants will receive a free copy of our 2019 calendar.
By sending in photographs you agree that they can be used by organisations, businesses and individuals to showcase and promote The Glens of Antrim.
Photos must be sent in digital form in high resolution if possible.

How to enter
Please forward your photos and contact details to or send them through for free to the same email address or drop a CD or memory stick FAO Laura McAuley to 27 Main Street, Armoy, Ballymoney, BT53 8SL.
The closing date for photo submissions for the Summer competition will be Thursday 31st August 2017
The closing date for photo submissions for the Autumn competition will be Thursday 30th November 2017
The closing date for photo submissions for the Winter competition will be Wednesday 28th February 2018
The closing date for photo submissions for the Spring competition will be Thursday 31st May 2018.


Historical Photography – Then & Now

We have come to realise that there are a number of old photographs of The Glens of Antrim that many of the local people have never seen. This may be because they haven’t been published or are currently residing in private collections. We would love to uncover these photos and bring them all together in a resource that will be available to everyone. One exciting way of doing this is to first of all bring all the photos together and try to create a ‘Then & Now’ image. See image below.

Laura McAuleyCommunity Photography