CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Cotswold Life today CLICK HERE

Photography competition launched by Charingworth Manor in Gloucestershire

PUBLISHED: 17:34 24 June 2015 | UPDATED: 17:34 24 June 2015

Charingworth Manor's new orangery | Photo: Rupert Barnes

Charingworth Manor's new orangery | Photo: Rupert Barnes

Rupert Barnes

A major new photography competition and exhibition is being launched to coincide with the opening of the new conference and events space at the iconic Charingworth Manor Hotel, building on the hotel’s existing association with photography and the local community.

Charingworth Manor's new orangeryCharingworth Manor's new orangery

Budding photographers of all ages are being invited to capture an image of a subject of their choosing from one of two categories: a representation of Charingworth Manor, or an iconic Cotswolds scene.

Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel including Nicky Brooks, Head of Creative Arts at Stratford College, Arthur Cunynghame, Head of Creative Campden, and Mike Nicholas, Creative Director at Shock the Senses. It will also include senior executives from Classic Lodges, the hotel group that owns Charingworth Manor.

Selected entrants will have their works exhibited in the hotel during the judging period, and the overall winner will have their entry acquired and displayed in the hotel.

Michael Eastick, General Manager at Charingworth Manor, is excited about bringing contemporary photography to the hotel: “This competition gives us the opportunity to provide any budding photographer’s dream – having the space to exhibit their work and see how people react to their creations.”

The new half million pound Orangery to host events and weddings will be officially opened at a special luncheon event in mid-June, when the competition will also be launched.

The development of The Orangery, which seats up to 140 guests, has been designed to feature one of the most iconic and uninterrupted views of the Cotswolds.

The closing date for entries is July 27, and judging will commence on August 3 with the winner being announced two weeks later.


To submit entries, or for further information about the competition please contact Tom Berger or Alex Simmons at Gravity London, 0207 330 8810, or email or


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cotswold Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cotswold Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cotswold Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & about

Thursday, November 15, 2018

As well as three days of action-packed racing and tradition, there’s plenty to do away from the course at this year’s November Meeting. Neil Phillips, The Wine Tipster, shares his 14 suggestions on how to make the most of your time at Cheltenham Racecourse

Read more
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Warwickshire town of Alcester is considered one of the best understood Roman settlements in the country. Tracy Spiers digs below the surface to discover its hidden jewels

Read more

Thanks to the impact of ground-breaking comedy This Country, the quiet market town of Northleach has become one of the Cotswolds’ hottest film locations. Katie Jarvis is sent to investigate

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Stephen Roberts walks in the footsteps of the Oxford scholar who enjoyed attending parties dressed as a polar bear, and once chased a neighbour while dressed as an axe-wielding Anglo-Saxon

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

I send this postcard from Cirencester, complete with the discoveries and viewpoints from four members of my family – both the young and not so young

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

If you’re looking for things to do in the Cotswolds this month, we have gathered plenty of events for you to pop in your diary

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

One hundred years ago this month the guns fell silent, marking the end of what was to become known as The Great War. Stephen Roberts remembers the impact the war had on Cotswold lives from 1914-1918

Read more
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Being a region so steeped in history, there are plenty of locations in the Cotswolds with spooky stories from over the years. From bloody executions, eerie apparitions and headless horsemen, we pick 23 of the most haunted locations throughout the Cotswolds to visit if you dare

Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

New bat cams installed at Woodchester Mansion help study protected breeds while also becoming an added attraction for visitors. Jo Barber looks at the work of one of the UK’s foremost bat experts and the mansion’s valued volunteers

Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

From an all-boy, all boarding prep school for just 30 pupils, to the quietly trailblazing yet still traditional school it is today – here is a snapshot of Beaudesert over its 110-year history

Read more
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Of all the castles in the region, none have seen as much war, romance and royalty as Sudeley over its dramatic 1,000-year history. And with such a colourful and eventful past, it is easy to see why some people believe there could be spirits from bygone eras which still wander the halls and corridors to this day

Read more
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Following a record year for ‘visitor giving’ donations via local businesses, applications are invited to fund conservation projects

Read more
Monday, October 15, 2018

What started as a business ploy by one Cotswold firm has developed into an inspirational garden

Read more
Monday, October 8, 2018

If a bit of English eccentricity is your thing, spend an enjoyable afternoon exploring the delightful follies of Faringdon

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory A+ Education

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search