Photography Competition (1)
Enter our Photography Competition

We’ve extended the closing date.

Because lockdown has put paid to any form of non-essential travel since the new year, we have been left with no option than to extend the closing date of our competition still further. We want everybody who would like to, to be able to enter for a chance to win our fabulous prize:

Visit Tamar Valley has teamed up with the stunning Lewtrenchard Manor Hotel in the heart of the Tamar Valley to bring you a fabulous Prize of a fabulous Chef’s Table experience for two at the Purple Carrot.

The Lewtrenchard Manor is a spectacular Hotel with a rich and varied history. Mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086AD as a royal manor owned by the Sheriff of Devon, the property passed into the possession of the Trenchard family during the reign of Henry III. Silver coins from this time have been found in the walls and below the floors of the house.

The Monks of Potheridge later owned the property but during the reign of James I, but when Sir Thomas Monk fell into financial difficulties and was put into a debtors’ prison in Exeter, he sold the estate to Henry Gould in 1626.

In the 19th Century, the Reverend Sabine Baring Gould, an author and poet who famously wrote the hymn Onward Christian Soldiers, inherited the property. It was he who transformed the house to the wonderful manor it is today. In 1949, the Paynter family opened it as a fabulous hotel that continues to impress and inspire its guests.

The Prize

Private Dining with a Bird’s Eye View

As the lucky winner of our prize, you and your chosen guest will be treated to a dining experience that is without equal in the South West. You will be served food that is meticulously prepared and beautifully presented by our team of chefs, headed by Tom Browning.

The Chef’s Table experience is quite unique for the South West; the “Purple Carrot” offers private dining with a bird’s eye view of the state of the art kitchen in action, captured on cameras and viewed on a large flat screen TV with special viewing areas where you can watch and interact with Head Chef Tom and his team.

Your evening will start with a glass of Champagne and canapés followed by a seven course menu with the option of a flight of wines to match the courses.

Whilst this prize is for two people, why not make it a celebration for up to 6 people by booking separately for family or friends?

To enquire further and to obtain pricing information for additional guests, call the Hotel direct on 01566 78322.

How to Enter

There’s nothing better than getting out and about in nature, and as the winter months give way to spring, its a fabulous time to capture some shots that reflect the magic and mystery of the Tamar Valley. Next time you get your boots on, why not grab your camera or your phone?

To enter, capture your favourite views and vistas of the countryside, rivers, towns or wildlife. You can be as creative as you wish, however all images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere.

The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers alike. Your images must be landscape, and retain the ability to be cropped without compromising the nature of the subject matter or beauty of the image. Images need to be a minimum of 1920 by 1280 pixels but no larger than 1 megabyte. Images can be submitted as a JPG or a PNG file.

It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws. Entrants must warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it.

Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in providing the image, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to Visit Tamar Valley to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites, social media and/or in any promotional material.  We will endeavour to credit the photographer where possible.

Entries are invited from Saturday 21st November. The closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 31st May 2021.

Visit Tamar Valley and Lewtrenchard Manor will select a shortlist of three entries that will then be published to social media, onto our websites and into our newsletters, where members of the public will be invited to vote for their favourite. The entry with the most votes will be declared the winner. The winner will be announced on Saturday 31s July 2021.

Covid Notice – if taking part in this competition means that you will need to travel to the Tamar Valley to take photographs, please ensure that you comply with the relevant Covid restrictions. Please remember that you can also submit images that you already have.

Visit Tamar Valley Competition Terms and Conditions

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