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Photography competition looks for Dales most-loved views

This is the last call for amateur photographers to enter a Yorkshire Dales Photography Competition – and be in with a chance of having their work exhibited and featured in a charity calendar.

With its spectacular landscapes, unique wildlife and vibrant communities, the Yorkshire Dales means something different to everyone.

The photography competition, being run by The Garden Rooms at Tennants and charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT), hopes to find and showcase photographs that encapsulate what makes the Dales so special to so many people.

Lindsay Wallace, marketing officer at Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, said: “We’re looking for photographs of the places, people and wildlife in the Yorkshire Dales that people really love.

“The competition is a great way for amateur photographers to get their work seen, and will also help us share this special place with other people who may not be able to visit the Dales at this time.”

Photographs from selected finalists will be included in a gallery exhibition at The Garden Rooms at Tennants in November 2020.

The overall winning entry, as voted for by the public, will receive a prize of photographic vouchers worth £100 and a Yorkshire Dales hamper, and will be included in the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust 2022 Calendar.

Eleven runners up will be selected by judges for inclusion in the calendar.

Alison Tennant, Director of The Garden Rooms at Tennants, added: “There are some exceptionally talented amateur photographers in the Yorkshire Dales, and we look forward to seeing the results of their creativity.”

The competition will run until 16 October 2020. To enter please visit or email


Full details of the competition can be found here:





1: A welcome drink – Photograph by Les Fitton

2: Thwaite Village -Photograph by Peter Wilson

Both images feature in YDMT’s 2021 Calendar.



For more information about YDMT, please call Mike Appleton at YDMT on 015242 51002 or email

About Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust:

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) is a small charity doing big things to support the people, landscape and wildlife of the Dales.

To date the charity has helped to deliver inspiring projects worth around £28 million in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas. These projects cover areas as diverse as countryside apprenticeships, supporting local communities, education and outreach, restoring woodlands and wildlife habitats, and improving access and understanding of this special place.

The Trust has recruited more than 50,000 supporters to date. Find out more at

Website │Twitter │Facebook │Instagram │YouTube


About The Garden Rooms at Tennants:

Press Contact: Harriet Hunter Smart 01969 621146

  • The Garden Rooms at Tennants is one of the North’s largest multi-purpose venues dedicated to weddings, conferences, events, auctions and exhibitions, attracting more than half a million visitors every year.
  • Purpose built and open since 2014, The Garden Rooms is a stunning and unique extension to Tennants Auctioneers, the largest family owned auction house in the UK, and one of the largest in Europe.
  • Its museum quality galleries and exhibitions showcase fascinating, intriguing and ever changing collections and items in forthcoming sales, many of which are on public view for the first and only time.
  • Tennants works with a wide variety of educational and cultural bodies including schools, universities and museums, often hosting loan exhibitions from museums.  Past exhibitions have included a selling exhibition of paintings by renowned Northern artist Norman Cornish, the first ever exhibition of the furniture of Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson, and annual loan displays from The Bowes Museum.
  • In addition to weddings and conferences, The Garden Rooms hosts a full annual programme of events with something for everyone – from musical concerts and lectures to family films, and of course more than 80 fascinating and fast moving auctions a year in the adjacent salerooms.


Mike Appleton

Marketing and Communications Officer


Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

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