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Get set: Photomarathon Sheffield returns this autumn.

A one-day photography adventure for all ages, looking at our city with curiosity, creativity and spontaneity.

WHAT?
The challenge is to take 6 photos on 6 given topics – in the correct order – in 6 hours. No set route. No need to run, or even walk, fast. All you need is a digital camera or smartphone, and a keen eye.

A panel of judges will pick winning snaps based on how uniquely and creatively they interpret the topic, rather than for technical knowhow.

It's £10 (including booking fee) per place. One place = either an individual or a team (no more than 6 people per team, each sharing 1 device and submitting 1 set of photos). There are a limited number of free places for under-16s and charitable organisations (please email hello@ourfaveplaces.co.uk to enquire on behalf of a charitable organisation).

All entrants get a badge, discounts at a number of independent cafes on the day, and chance to win great prizes – including a camera, vouchers for Harrison Cameras and more (full prize details coming soon).

This year, there'll be a winner and runner-up in each topic, an overall winner for best set of 6 photos, as well as prizes for the best set taken by an under-16 entrant and the best set taken on a smartphone.

At least one image per entrant will go on display at the Winter Garden on 14-28 October 2019, in an exhibition showing one day in the life of a city from hundreds of perspectives.

WHEN?
Saturday 28 September 2019, 10am-4pm. (Apologies for listing the date as 5 October in the Sheffield Culture Planner – we had to change the date since that went to print).

WHERE?
Register in the Winter Garden any time from 10am, then you're free to explore the city.

Registration opens on Monday 29 July at midday.

Still need convincing?

Here's what some past photomarathoners said about their day:

"Really makes you pay attention to your surroundings and great fun way to get some exercise in!!”

“A lovely way to take some time to explore Sheffield without rushing from one place to another.”

“It was a good challenge to submit unedited photos. Made me think more carefully about taking the photos.”

“Brilliant day. Not as scary as I thought. Saw Sheffield in a different light. Discovered lots of new things.”

Photomarathon Sheffield is organised by Our Favourite Places and Harrison Cameras.