My Leeds in Focus Photography Competition


Capturing images that showcase the heart of our community 


Leeds Community Foundation is calling on amateur photographers to put Leeds in the frame and raise awareness of the importance of community spirit as part our inaugural photography competition, My Leeds in Focus.

Capture and share inspiring images of people and communities. We want you to send us your image(s) of the brilliant people, groups, activities and hidden locations that are at the heart of our city. Whether you have a disposable or SLR camera, or just take pictures on your phone, we want you to show us what Leeds means to you. It doesn’t matter if your image is from the past or the present, as long as it represents how you feel about your community.

How to enter – Facebook or email 



You can enter and upload your competition photos via your Facebook account. 

You can also vote for your favourite photo, via Facebook. Simply click on the submitted photographs button to view all photography entries and select the ‘Vote’ button to cast your vote. You need to have or set up a Facebook account to vote.



Don’t have Facebook? Provide the following details and email your entry to

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1. Name and contact number 

2. A short 100 word description about what your photo means to you

3. Age category you are applying to (Under 16 / Over 16) 

4. The postcode of where your photograph was taken. If you don’t know the postcode, don’t worry – just select unknown.

5. How you heard about us – please choose from one of the following options:Leeds Community Foundation website, Yorkshire Evening Post, Other local media, Facebook/Twitter, Word of mouth, Flyer, Internet search, Other

6. Attach your photograph entry in jpeg or png format. Images must be no large than 5MB.

Your image will be displayed on our Facebook photo gallery, uploaded by our glamourous virtual assistant Kirsty Lewis. We moderate all entries so if it’s the weekend it may not be until Monday that we publish your pictures to the gallery.

Make sure you encourage your friends to vote for your chance to win the People’s Choice Award 2015!

By entering the competition you are confirming that you own the rights to your photography entry and if you are under 16 you have the required parental consent to enter. See full terms and conditions for more details.


It is completely free to enter the competition but we would be grateful if you could provide us with a small donation to allow Leeds Community Foundation to continue to support local community projects and initiatives.

Find out why we need your help… 

The winners!

IMG_768112 shortlisted entries selected by an independent judging panel and 1 selected  ‘People’s Choice Winner’ will be showcased at the city’s annual multi-arts and light festival – Light Night – on Friday 9 October 2015.

One overall winner from each category (Under 16 / Over 16/ People’s Choice) will be crowned the My Leeds in Focus photography winners 2015.

The prizes:
Under 16 – half day photography course with professional photographer Jonathan Turner
Over 16 – half day photography course with professional photographer Peter Mitchell
People’s Choice Winner – canvas print of their winning entry

Shortlisted winners will be announced on the 25 September 2015. Good luck!

Terms & Conditions 

By entering the competition you are agreeing to publication of  photographs in all media formats in print and online, without fee, whilst retaining rights.

Full terms & conditions can be found on the LCF website: Full terms and conditions can be found here



Images kindly provided by local amateur photographer Helen Maycock.  

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