A unique photographic competition

The popular ‘24 Hours in Bristol’ photography competition, which sees 10,000 images of the city taken in a single day, was launched in 2013.  

An original concept by Mike Porter, Director of 24 Hours in Our City, the unique aspect of the competition is that entrants are randomly allocated a specific hour within the 24 hour competition period, in which they must take at least one entry photograph.

Entrants could be given a 4pm teatime slot or, conversely, 4am in the early hours! This allocation of hours gives entrants an exciting added challenge and ensures 24 hour coverage of the city at work, rest and play.

The new  ‘One Smart Day in One Smart City' smartphone format competition is now OPEN FOR ENTRIES - Enter now for a chance to win some of the £5000 prizes!

"Magic Hour On The Docks"

The 24 hour competition will run from 1200 noon Saturday 30th September to 1200 noon Sunday 1st October

After competition weekend, entrants upload their best images to the event website for judging by a leading panel.  See the Judges page for details.

The awards evening and public exhibition of winning and highly commended images will be held in October/November at the new Programme Gallery in Bristol.

The competition attracts extensive media coverage, including BBC and ITV features, multi-page spreads and covers of magazines and newspapers. The event also generates thousands of stunning images of Bristol for online and social media content.

The University of the West of England (UWE) is a Gold event sponsor and will be promoting the competition to its 35,000 students and staff and the event will be widely publicised across the region and beyond.

Two entrants will by flying in from Bristol's twinned city of Oporto to take part!


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There are photo-opportunities everywhere in Bristol!  Why not put your smartphone and creative eye to the test and sign up today.

Click on the ENTER NOW button, top right, to take part.  Spaces will be limited so don't leave it too long.  The Early Bird offer for a free entry image ends on 25th September.

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Photos: Jim Cossey & Doug Jewell

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