Photography Competition

Competition theme: Hope

First prize £100, a copy of Phil Rigby’s book ‘Portrait of Cumbria’ and a framed print of the winning entry. 

The competition will be judged by Phil Rigby, a Carlisle-based freelance editorial and landscape photographer with a passion for Cumbria and the Lake District. The former Cumbria Life picture editor won the Lakeland Book of the Year Award in 2018 with his 'Portrait of Cumbria: Life and Landscape' - a collection of his Cumbria Life and personal photography which has spawned exhibitions at Upfront Gallery and The Beacon.

Online Entry

The winning photograph will be on display at Tullie House and Bookends from October 5th for one week.

For further information, please email

How do I Enter

Borderlines Book Festival has been developed through partnership working between public and private enterprise. The three partners are: Bookends of Carlisle; Cumbria County Council’s Library Service and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust.

Bookends Cumbria County Council's Library Service Tullie House

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