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It’s that time of year when we start looking for photographs for our much-loved Hospice Cards and Calendar. It is one of our most favourite jobs to look through the variety of photographs submitted, and we can’t wait to see what this year’s competition brings!

We have officially launched our Photography Competition for our 2025 Calendar and 2024 Christmas Cards. We are looking for 12 seasonal images from across County Durham to feature in our 2025 Calendar. These must be landscape and can be black and white or colour. For the Cards, we are looking for snowy wintery images from across County Durham. These can be portrait, landscape, panoramic or square. Photographs taken on a mobile device are accepted however they must be of the highest quality to be considered for print.

Photographers will be credited alongside their image, they retain copyright, and the sale of the Cards and Calendar helps to raise vital funds for St Cuthbert’s Hospice so we can continue to care for all who need us. The Cards and Calendar are sold online, in our eight charity shops and as we get nearer to Christmas at fairs and events we attend and host.

You have until Tuesday 20th February 2024 to submit, and you may enter up to 5 photographs. Please be selective and only enter your very best.

Please read the rules and upload your entries to our Facebook Event Page:  or, if you’re unable to send us your photos via Facebook, then please email them to

Do not re-enter images previously chosen for the Cards or Calendars. Anything previously submitted but not chosen is fine.


  1. Only five entries (maximum) per person, please.
  2. All photographs must have been taken in County Durham.
  3. It’s okay to enter studio photographs, macro shots or astro images, as long as you mention where they were taken from, and that location was in County Durham.
  4. All entries must be posted on our Facebook event page or sent to
  5. By entering the contest, you grant us permission to use your image in publicity materials relating to the contest, at no charge. You retain all other rights to your image.
  6. Composites are permitted, as long as all of the elements used were created by the photographer.
  7. You are encouraged not to watermark your image, to make it as pleasing to the eye as possible, but the decision is yours. URLs or any other text aimed at publicising a business or website will not be permitted.

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