Photography Competition

RESIDENTS with a keen eye are being invited to submit their photographs of places and scenes around the Borough for display in the Hospice.

We are currently refurbishing our Inpatient Unit (IPU) and once the work is complete will display framed photographs of local scenes throughout the IPU.

Dr Alan Baron, Chief Executive of the Hospice, said: "The Hospice is central to the community of Wigan and Leigh and as such we want to reflect that with this project. Wigan and Leigh can boast a wide variety of landmarks, beauty spots and places rich in history so I'm confident we'll have some fantastic entries.

"The photographs will not only finish the refurbishment of our IPU off beautifully but will spark conversations and stimulate reminiscences and memories in our patients and visitors, which is particularly beneficial to people with dementia."

How to Enter

Entries will divided into two categories - Under 18s and Over 18s - and will be accepted until Thursday, August 31st, 2017.

When submitting your images please include:

  • your full name
  • let us know which age category you fall into
  • tell us where exactly the image was taken
  • tell us if you are an amateur or professional photographer.

Photographs should be in full colour and should be sent to:

Please do not submit more than 5 photographs.

How the winners will be chosen

After the closing date a selection will be temporarily displayed in Wigan and Leigh Hospice where patients, visitors and staff will be able to vote for the People's Choice winner. A panel of judges will choose the other winning entries. All winning entries will be framed and displayed on the IPU and throughout the Hospice.

Requirements for entry

Please ensure images are no bigger than 1MB. However, if your image is selected as a winner you will need to supply it as a high quality image.

The photographs must be of places in Wigan Borough. 

Please note that a selection of the photographs submitted will also be featured in the Wigan Evening Post and Wigan Observer. Images may also be shared by the Wigan Evening Post, Wigan Observer, Leigh Observer and the Hospice on social media.

The Hospice is currently running the Counting on Care Appeal which aims to raise £50,000 towards the cost of the refurbishment of the IPU.

Please see or contact the fundraising team on 01942 525566 or email: for further information on how to support the appeal.


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