Autumn Photography Competition Gets Cash Boost And How To Get Involved

Dobies Charitable Trust has given a photography competition, run by Workington Town Council, a boost by sponsoring vouchers for the winners.

The Autumn Wonders competition, which runs from September 21 to November 2, encourages people to take photographs of ‘Autumn in Workington’.

The photography competition is asking people to partake by taking an image that represents Workington in Autumn to them then uploading it to Instagram.

To officially enter people must upload the photo and tag @visitworkington and use #autumninworkington.

The Mayor of Workington will choose the winners in the following age categories (1 winner per category):

  • 12 and under
  • 13 – 17
  • Over 18

The original small prize for the winners has now been boosted by an additional £250 donated by Dobies Charitable Trust.

The total sum of money will now be split across each age category: the over 18 winner will receive a voucher worth £150 and winners from the 13-17 and under 12 age categories will each receive a voucher worth £100 plus some art materials kindly donated by Derwent Pencils (The Cumberland Pencil Company).

Sarah Newton, Manager, Dobies Charitable Trust, commented: “I am delighted to support the council in encouraging the community to engage with the changing season. At this time, just a little connection with nature can really help with our well-being.”

The Council recognises that this is a special time of year with the leaves turning brown and the fresh, crisp air and they welcome photographs of entrants’ own interpretation of Autumn.

The Town Council will also display winning photographs in the town centre and hope to secure enough space to showcase other photos from the winner’s portfolios.

For more information and how to enter visit