Picture perfect postcard competition to launch at Durham Cathedral

Jun 8, 2016 | Leisure & Lifestyle

Durham Cathedral is hosting a special opportunity for photographers to snap the inside of the Cathedral this week.

Photos of this world-famous building can then be used to enter the World Heritage Site’s postcard competition, with winning entries being displayed as a part of a public exhibition at the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre later this year.

The Durham World Heritage Site is currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of its inscription, one of the first locations in the country to mark this unique milestone.

The postcard competition, one of a number of events being held throughout the year to celebrate this anniversary, offers the chance for people to show what the World Heritage Site means to them. Photographs from across the site are welcomed, from the stunning architecture of the Castle and Cathedral to the beautiful scenery of the peninsula.

Durham World Heritage Site Co-ordinator, Jane Gibson, said: “This as a chance to help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary by sharing what you think is really great about Durham World Heritage Site, including Durham Cathedral. To make your entry extra special you can also join us at the Visitor Centre on 18th June for a day of hints and tips on how to take great photographs.”

Durham Cathedral is an integral part of the World Heritage Site, and a focal point for many visitors and pilgrims. Although photographs are not normally permitted inside the building, this Thursday evening the Cathedral is offering a unique chance to take photos within this special sacred place.

Durham Cathedral’s Head of Marketing and Events, Ruth Robson, said: “We are delighted to give visitors the opportunity to photograph the inside of our wonderful Cathedral, including the stunning vaulted roofs and picturesque windows. We are proud to be an important part of such a diverse World Heritage Site, and are excited that participants will have the chance to photograph this part of the site.”