Photography Competition 2014: A weekend ahead to get snapping

Here are some of the latest stunning entries in the Hebden Bridge/Todmorden News/McCarthy & Stone Photography Competition.

The weekend is looming and there is no better time to get out and about and take some beautiful snaps of the Calder Valley.

Stoodley Pike

Stoodley Pike

We have had animal photography and various beautiful landscapes around the valley and the winner will be graced with a fantastic £350 cash prize.

Here are a selection of the photographs that have been entered so far.

Anna Leatherbarrow took this photograph of White Holme Reservoir, near Blackstone Edge.

The second photograph displays a scenic Old Town Moor taken by Jan Fitzpatrick.

Jim Sharpe took this photograph from his house of the “ever-changing” view of Stoodley Pike.

The final photograph is an eye-catching one from above the top of Crow Nest Woods by Lesley A. Alston.

Whether it is a picture of a sunset behind a prominent landmark, such as Stoodley Pike, or a person or animal enjoying the stunning landmarks, we want you to get snapping.

Karen Harrowell, regional sales manager for McCarthy & Stone - the UK’s leading retirement developer, said: “The Calder Valley is a beautiful place steeped in history. We encourage people in and around the valley to enter the photography competition and capture this stunning area and its rich heritage.”

The winning photograph will be showcased at Leedham Court, on Victoria Road, Hebden Bridge - McCarthy and Stone’s forthcoming Retirement Living development in Hebden Bridge.

As well as having the honour of being published on the wall of the upcoming 32 apartment Retirement Living development, the winner will also receive £350 and second and third place will win £100 each.

Photographs must have been taken in the Calder Valley this year or between now and the closing date.

Entrants must be submitted by November 5, 2014 to with ‘Photography Competition 2014’ in the subject line.

In the email, please detail your name, address, age, contact number and a brief description of where the photograph was taken and what that area means to you. One entry per person.

The photographs will then be posted on the Hebden Bridge Times and Todmorden News websites and we will ask for your views of which pictures should make our shortlist. The final six will be judged by employees at the newspapers and a representative from McCarthy and Stone.

Take part in our online web vote for the entries so far. Choose your favourite!