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Photo Competition Aims to Capture Adventure Holidays in Wales


An exciting competition to find the digital photographs which best capture adventure holidays in Wales is being launched to celebrate Wales Tourism Week from February 29 to March 6.

Organised by the Wales Tourism Alliance (WTA), the competition is open to young photographers aged between 11 and 19 years. The overall winner will receive a fantastic GoPro camera donated by North Wales Tourism and there will be prizes for regional winners for Mid, North, South East and South West Wales as well.

With 2016 being designated the “Year of Adventure” in Wales, the competition is timed perfectly. Adventure can mean all kinds of different things. For some it might mean a great day out climbing, coasteering or kayaking. For others it might mean exploring and sampling some of the great food, music and history the country has to offer.

With such a huge range of exciting things to see and do in Wales, the WTA is expecting a fantastic array of digital photographs for this competition. The competition is open to young people living within Wales and those from outside the country who have visited for holidays, short breaks and activities.

The regional winners will receive prizes of an exciting activity in the region where they took their digital photograph. The South East Wales regional winner will win gorge walking for two with Adventure Britain – – based at Seven Sisters, Neath. The South West winner will win a Tree Tops Trail for two at Heatherton World of Activities near Tenby.

The Mid Wales winner will win a half day fully-instructed indoor activity session at Llangorse Multi Activity Centre – – at Llangorse, near Brecon.

The North Wales winner will win a choice of two outdoor activities for two people for one day at Safe and Sound Outdoor Adventures – – at Llangollen.

Every photograph must be submitted electronically and accompanied by 100 words of text to explain where and the date it was taken and why it conveys the idea of adventure. A maximum of two photographs for each person is allowed and they must not have been entered in a previous competition.

The closing date for entries is April 4 and photographs should be sent as Jpeg images at the highest available resolution as email attachment to [email protected] . For further details and full terms and conditions please see

A panel of experienced judges, including professional photographers, will cast their eyes over the entries and the regional and overall winners will be announced on April 11.

By entering this competition, young photographers will be agreeing to allow the WTA to use their photographs for promotion of holidays in Wales and transfer copyright of the images accordingly.

Representing businesses engaged in the Welsh tourism industry, the Wales Tourism Alliance organises Wales Tourism Week to celebrate the major contribution that the industry makes to the health and wellbeing of the nation.

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