Photomarathon Sheffield is a photography competition unlike any other. It’s more of a photographic adventure, challenging entrants to take 6 photos on 6 given topics, in order, in 6 hours.

No set route. No need to run, or even walk, fast. You just need a digital camera or smartphone, and a keen eye. Winners will be picked for their curiosity, creativity and spontaneity rather than technical knowhow.


Photomarathon Sheffield 2018 will take place on Saturday 8 September. Registration will open on Monday 30 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.