Photo Competition

The Festival runs throughout June 2019
Sale Waterside

Once again Sale Photographic Society are organising a photographic competition and exhibition.

As part of its celebrations for Festival Week, Sale Festival 2019 is running a Photographic Competition for keen Amateur Photographers on the theme of

“The Living City”

With a theme like this, the opportunities are vast, and we would love you to enter the competition.

Sale, and many other local Towns and Cities are bustling vibrant places, with all manner of life happening 24 hours a day.  Be it hurrying to work on the tram, shopping in the town centre, having a drink in the pub, fishing on the canal, or just watching the world go by.  Living in a modern city  can take on an endless number of guises.

Photographers of all ages are invited to capture the essence of the theme by taking part in this Photographic Competition aimed at picturing the very best of  The Living City in both Sale, or any other lively metropolis be it in this country or anywhere in the world.

The photographs should reflect your favourite ideas of life in The Living City, be it people, events, or even the wildlife that now inhabits many of our towns and cities. So with this theme in mind, we would like to see your pictures that you believe depicts this theme most fittingly.

Every entrant will have at least one of their prints displayed in the exhibition at Sale Waterside which will run for 2 weeks from the competition prize giving on (Friday 7th June). 

You can enter up to 4 pictures with a maximum size of 15″ x 10″ (26 x 36cm),

And don’t forget there is also a junior competition for the under 16’s.

You have until Tuesday 28th May 2019 to put your entry in.

A full set of rules will be obtainable from the Box Office at Sale Waterside, or downloaded shortly from the web at  or from HERE

We look forward to seeing your entry and wish you the best of luck


The Competition will be judged by Aidan O’Rourke

Aidan O’Rourke has been running his photo walks in Manchester and Liverpool since 2010. He has had a serious interest in photography since 1981 and is very experienced with film. He has been using Adobe Photoshop since 1995. He switched fully to digital capture in 2000. He has specialised in documenting the development of Manchester and the North West. His photos appear in a number of books including ‘Manchester Then and Now’, ‘Rebuilding Manchester’ and ‘Around the M60, Manchester’s Orbital Motorway’ which he co-wrote. His weekly ‘Eyewitness’ column appears in the Manchester Evening News on Thursday. He is a fluent German speaker with a background in teaching languages. This experience enables him to explain photographic subjects clearly. He is building a portfolio of e-books on photography