Last year we held a competition to get photos to put together a Calendar that showcased some beautiful places in and around the county borough.

The competition was very successful and we received some stunning photographs taken throughout the year of architecture and beauty spots around the county borough taken by amateur photographers. We eventually produced our Wonders of Wrexham Calendar 2018 and it went on sale in November, just in time for Christmas.

“So many willing to take the time”

We’ve now had time to reflect on the success of the competition and that so many of you were willing to take the time to submit your entries for what wasn’t exactly a life changing prize of a personal copy of the Calendar.

You’ve also asked us if we will be running the competition again and we’re pleased to say that yes we will but in a slightly different way.

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This year there will be a single competition run during August and September with the theme concentrating again on all that’s beautiful and great in Wrexham.  We have after all several recognised areas of outstanding natural beauty, three of the Wonders of Wales are here, two national trust properties and of course the magnificient Aqueduct at Pontcysyllte. And that’s just the start of it. We also have our country parks, brilliant architecture in our churches and old buildings, bridges, canals and of course the many waterways that flow through the county borough. Then there’s all those fantastic outdoor events – St David’s Day Parade, Play Day, Under the Arches which give great opportunities for good photographs.

Any profits from the sale of the Calendar will once again be given to the Mayor’s charity fund.

“Taken at any time of the year”

The images can be taken at any time of the year but they must be of somewhere in the county borough. 13 images will be included in the 2019 Calendar – one for the front cover and one for each month of the year. Please bear in mind the size of the images printed will be 295mm x 295 mmm and images should be cropped to this size or large enough to be cropped to this size.

All images submitted should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and the file formats that will be accepted are Tiff, Psd, Eps, Jpeg, High res pdf.

The Mayor of Wrexham, Cllr John Pritchard, welcomed the news that the competition will be run again: “It was an excellent idea to show everyone just what we have in Wrexham to be proud of. Beautiful architecture, some great views and what really came across was all that water! I’d like to thank all those who took part in the last competition and who bought a calendar and also encourage everyone to keep snapping and look out for when the competition opens for entries in August.

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