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Photography competition aims to capture ‘spirit of Greyfriars’

Published on Friday, November 11, 2016

LOCAL photographers are being invited to turn their lenses to the architectural treasures in Leicester’s Greyfriars area.

The city council has teamed up with the WotSPACE project at Highcross to launch a competition for photographers of all ages to capture the spirt of Greyfriars.

All photographs submitted will be exhibited in the WotSPACE gallery at Highcross, and members of the public will be asked to vote for their favourite images in each of three age groups.

The winning photographs will then be professionally reproduced as postcards to be sold in the Visit Leicester shop from next year.

The competition is part of the Heritage Lottery Fund-backed Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative.

Sophie Noon, city council project officer for the Townscape Heritage Initiative, said: “The Greyfriars area is such a fascinating part of the city’s old town, with a rich architectural history that we’re sure will inspire local photographers.

“The images could be of buildings, architectural features, street scenes, people or something else that captures the spirit of Greyfriars.”

The competition will be split into three age groups – Under 12s, ages 12 to 18-years and over 18s.

Entries must be submitted as high resolution TIF or JPEG files to

Closing date for entries is Thursday, 17 November. 

The public exhibition is due to run from 14 to 21 December.

For more information about the Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative visit