Photomarathon Sheffield is a photography adventure for all ages. An annual, one-day event, it encourages participants to explore the city with curiosity, creativity and spontaneity – camera in hand.

The challenge
6 hours to take 6 photos on 6 topics revealed on the day. No set route. No need to run, or even walk, fast.

Past events
The first four events (2016–2019) took place in person. Hundreds of eager snappers took part, setting off from the Winter Garden in the heart of Sheffield city centre and exploring the city with their cameras and smartphones.

Each Photomarathon Sheffield is followed by an exhibition. Every single image entered is shared in our online gallery. Fantastic judges pick the winning snaps each year, and the folks at independent camera shop Harrison Cameras and photographer Alwin Greyson provide brilliant prizes.

In 2020 the event went online with the Virtual Photomarathon Sheffield.

Photomarathon Sheffield will return in 2022. For 2021, join in the Photomarathon: Sheffield Round Walk. A free mini photo challenge for July, inspired by the nature and history on the edge of our city. Find out more.


Our Favourite Places – the Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals.
Harrison Cameras – Sheffield's independent photography shop, established in 1970.

Previous judges
Theo Simpson, Andy Brown, Nigel Barker, Euy Suk Kwon, India Hobson, Gemma Thorpe, Alwin Greyson, Chris Saunders, Alex and Julie Maxwell, Florence Blanchard, Sharna Jackson, Anna Potter, David Bailey, TADO, Our Favourite Places, Harrison Cameras.

Order the Photomarathon Sheffield book now, celebrating the event's first five years.