Photography competition: Get snapping around the Calder Valley for a great £350 cash prize

Tour de France. Commercial Street, Hebden Bridge.
Tour de France. Commercial Street, Hebden Bridge.

Do you have an eye for photography? Together with McCarthy & Stone, we want to put the focus on the beautiful Calder Valley and its heritage.

Whether it is a picture of the Tour de France passing through, 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. The final six will be judged by employees at the newspapers and a representative from McCarthy and Stone.