Last call to submit a photo for the RURITAGE project photo contest!

18 November 2020

Got a pic in mind? - get involved!

The Ruritage photo contest has been extended and there are just under two weeks left to submit your entry. This is a unique opportunity for individuals, organisations, groups and businesses to showcase our area and get involved in this exciting project. 

The Photo Contest is organised within the scope of RURITAGE, a European research project that aims to strengthen the role that culture and heritage plays in the survival and success of rural communities. 

Show the world what makes our county special and take part in the RURITAGE Photo Contest! It is a unique opportunity for local communities to showcase where we live, the landscape, environment and what makes it home. Ruritage wants to discover what it is like to see these areas from a local point of view and to understand what is distinctive and unique. 

There are 36 rural areas, including Somerset (represented by Take Art), that are part of the project, so entries will be submitted from all over the world - let's stamp Somerset firmly on the map! 

How to enter

The Photo Contest launched on 1 June and entries have been extended to 30 November 2020,  To participate, you need to submit photos of the rural areas participating in the Photo Contest and submissions are open to individuals and organisations.

For further information about the RURITAGE Photo Contest, click here

For rules and selection criteria, click here

To participate in the RURITAGE Photo Contest, submit your photos via this link here

FAQs click here

The prizes

The winner of the RURITAGE photo contest will be invited to its final conference, which will take place in Paris in 2022. The best photos submitted to the contest will be displayed at the UNESCO Headquarters as well as highlighted on the websites of the project and its partners, including UNESCO, ICLEI Europe, University of Bologna.

To know more about the RURITAGE project, visit

To read more about Ruritage in Somerset, click here