Liverpool Cathedral asks public to choose their ‘Inspiring Places’

Liverpool Cathedral asks public to choose their   ‘Inspiring Places’

Liverpool Cathedral is asking people to share their most ‘inspiring places’ with them during their annual photography competition.

‘Inspiring places’ is the theme for the 2011 competition, and, each week until the closing date of August 26 2011, a new ‘inspiring place’ place chosen by a notable local figure is being uploaded onto the Cathedral website, facebook and twitter pages, with members of the public invited to respond and suggest their own.

Mike McCartney, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Pete Price are among the first to have chosen their most inspiring places. Mike McCartney chose the view of the Liverpool Waterfront from Wirral, Frank Cottrell Boyce opted for the Crypt of the Metropolitan Cathedral and Pete Price is inspired by summer sunsets over the city, as seen from the Radio City tower.

Other contributors include TV producer Colin McKeown, BBC broadcaster Wayne Clarke, the Dean of Liverpool Justin Welby and Cllr Joe Anderson.

It is hoped that the contributions will encourage budding photographers to take a picture of their own ‘inspiring place’ and submit it to the photography competition which this year has been expanded to three categories: In The Hope Street Area; In the City Centre and At the Everyman.

All entries will be displayed at the Cathedral from September 15th-18th where the public will also be invited to choose a People’s Winner in addition to the judges’ decision.

Eryl Parry, Director of Enterprise for Liverpool Cathedral said, “This year’s competition theme really seems to be getting people talking. Liverpool is teeming with inspirational places and people are extremely proud to share their choice of place with us. We hope that as well as taking part in the online discussions, budding photographers will be encouraged to take a picture that captures what it is that makes their chosen place so inspiring.”

To find out each week’s ‘inspiring place’ and share yours, visit the Cathedral website ,
join the facebook page
or follow us on twitter

For more information on the photography competition, rules and entry form visit