#LovePowysCanals photography competition – Powys County Council

21 February 2023

Image of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Keen photographers are being invited to share their favourite snaps of Powys canals as part of the new #LovePowysCanals photography competition launched by the Canals, Communities and Wellbeing project.

Open to both residents and visitors, the competition aims to celebrate the beauty of the Montgomery and Monmouthshire and Brecon Canals and encourage people to get out, explore and enjoy the waterways.

The Canals, Communities and Wellbeing project is focusing on increasing opportunities for public access, recreation, rural active travel and supporting enhanced wellbeing within a 5km corridor of both canals running through the county. Ultimately, the project partners are working together on a host of activities that will make the canals more accessible to all.

“We are extremely lucky here is Powys to have two historically important and beautiful canals running through our county.” explains Cllr Jackie Charlton, Cabinet Member for a Greener Powys. “Not only do they play a crucial role in creating incredible nature-rich habitats for all kinds of wildlife, but they also provide a unique place for residents and visitors to enjoy.

“What better way to celebrate these remarkable waterways than choosing our favourite photos to enter into the #LovePowysCanals photography competition. Not only will participants get the pleasure of sharing their memories with others, but they could be in with a chance of winning some great prizes too.”

The competition is open to everyone, so why not dig out your best shot, or grab your camera and go exploring. There are four themes and two age categories, in which people can submit their photos. Two winning photos from each theme will be selected in April 2023 with winners receiving a prize from one of the participating partners. Remember to use the hashtag #LovePowysCanals with any of your photos online.

Deadline for entries is 29 March 2023.


  • Our Lovely Waterways
  • Nature on the Canal
  • Canals in the Seasons
  • Canals in motion

Submission Guidelines:

  • Must be taken along the Montgomeryshire or Monmouthshire/Brecon Canal
  • Categories: Under 16, and Adults
  • Submit up to 5 photos, per theme
  • JPG Photo size <5mb
  • We are unable to accept photos with people or children in.

How to take part:

Closing Date: 29 March 2023

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