We have 6 categories to enter your images…
Buildings (internal and external) – Our hotel building, our stunning orangery, the golf clubhouse, the Silverstone bar full of memorabilia or the spa. There are plenty of buildings and rooms to explore with the camera.
Land and surrounding estate – We have 700 acres of stunning parkland and with that some amazing landscapes that make the perfect photo from sunrise to sunset. Within the land we have Oak trees which are over a thousand years old and lakes and streams too stunning not to be captured.
People – A picture speaks a thousand words and so can the expressions that we use, from that first smile to the laughter and fun to capture the moment. It could be staff or colleagues here at Whittlebury that are pictured for our walls.
Wildlife – From the tiniest insect to a roaming stag our estate is full of wildlife wonders waiting to be the winning snapshot.
Activities/events – You could be here for a wedding, Christening, hen night or business event, we have so much to capture with our events here at Whittlebury that you will be spoilt for choice.
Food/drink – Food has to be one of the most photographed topics as everyone loves to see a culinary delight with all the colours and textures that can be portrayed in a photo and shared, so we would love to showcase some of our amazing food offerings on the wall.
The competition will run every month until March 2020 where a winner will be picked each month, from 1 highly commended entry picked from each category. At the end of the 12 months we will be showcasing some of the most amazing images we have received throughout the year and will exhibit these to the public and an overall winner from our winning 12 photographs will be selected to be our Whittlebury Through The Lens winner.
We are delighted to have Dan Davies from Two-D Photograghy judging our competition. Dan is a local photographer based in Bedfordshire and has over 20 years experience in the industry, he has the perfect judging eye to choose our winners.
The competition monthly winner prize
Their photo printed, framed and displayed here at Whittlebury within the hotel
A printed copy of their winning photo
An overnight stay with dinner for the winner and their guest, plus a bottle of Prosecco to celebrate with
£100 Photography voucher with Two-D Creative
Entry into annual competition to win £1000 Whittlebury Park gift card and a photoshoot with Two-D Creative
"A lovely nature on a frosty day, with a lovely contrast of the sun pouring in from the back. Show of the natural space at Whittlebury really well, and colours are lovely!"
"Lovely cold tones and have captured the time of year perfectly. All about timing here grabbing the moment where the sun is behind the cloud so drawing attention to the scene rather than the breaks of light and flare that were no doubt moments away. I feel cold just looking at this!"
“I like the warm colours in this image and the lovely pink sky. The gradient across the frame towards the building really draws you in”
“This is the winner! It’s an incredible image, a fantastic moment captured and basically speaks for its self! The photographer should be very proud of this, and I’d be surprised if they didn’t have it framed and on the wall already at home! I would be chuffed to bits with this capture - the grade is nice, the image is sharp - and the deer is looking right at us. No other accolades needed, it speaks for itself. I think David Attenborough would be pleased with this one! Well done”
April Winner - Katarzyna Witkowska
Katarzyna entered a stunning image taken across our car park here at Whittlebury, Dan Davies our judge said...
'The use of the rule of thirds and the framing is really, good, with the recognisable lampposts of Whittlebury! The exposure is perfect as well, showing the lamps AND the texture and colours of the sky'
Whittlebury through the lens T&Cs