PHOTOGRAPHERS with an eye for an awe-inspiring image are being urged to get out and about across the county with their cameras to capture a competition-winning snap.

Launched by VisitWiltshire with the backing of the Swindon Advertiser and its sister titles, the popular annual competition will once again be accepting entries in the next couple of weeks.

The competition is aimed at capturing some of the best images from across the county and there is a £300 voucher prize awaiting the winner of the contest, which begins in May and runs right through the summer months until the end of September.

Some of the entries put forward will even feature in the Swindon Advertiser throughout the contest before the winning shots are picked later in the year.

Jenny Butler, VisitWiltshire’s marketing services manager urged aspiring photographers and those with more experience alike to get their entries in. She said: “VisitWiltshire is very excited about the launch of our Wiltshire-wide photo competition for 2016.

“There are some great prizes on offer, and this year entrants can maximise their chance of success by submitting more images than ever before.

“Wiltshire is a breathtakingly beautiful county, with iconic attractions, picturesque towns and villages, great local food and drink and a fantastic range of festivals and events, so there’s no shortage of inspiration out there. We can’t wait for the first images to start coming in.”

Photographers need to try and capture the essence of life in Wiltshire, its people and landscape. To help them along, VisitWiltshire has set four “timeless” categories for them to consider entering.

These include:

• Timeless Wonders: including Stonehenge, Avebury, Salisbury Cathedral, the Kennet & Avon Canal and Wiltshire’s White Horses.

• Timeless Places: including market towns, villages and other attractions.

• Timeless Pleasures: including shopping, food and drink, festivals and events, arts and entertainment.

• Timeless Nature: including big skies, rolling hills, flora and fauna.

This year entrants can submit up to five photographs per month between and including May and September.

Last year the competition was won by photographer Josh Jones with his beautifully captured image of Avebury.

Submissions should go to The competition is open to anyone aged 18 and over. A full list of terms and conditions are available. In addition to the main prize of a £300 voucher there will also be two runners up prizes of £50 in vouchers as well.

Only colour, digital photos will be accepted and all photographs must be submitted as jpeg or tiff attachments, minimum size 1000 x 700 pixels; minimum resolution 300dpi.

For more information or to enter visit