KEEN Huddersfield photographers are being invited to snap up some prizes in a new landscape competition.

The Watershed Landscape project is hosting a year-long photo competition entitled Inspired by Landscape.

Organisers are hoping the contest will attract the best images from all four seasons on the South Pennines.

The project covers an area of the Pennines from Ilkley in the north to Marsden, Denshaw and Saddleworth Moors in the south. It is funded through Pennine Prospects, a rural regeneration partnership.

Prizes include the chance to have the photographs professionally mounted, curated and shown in a six-week exhibition at the Manor House Museum, Ilkley in 2012, a page on the Watershed Landscape 2013 calendar and a chance to win a tuition session with a professional photographer.

Closing dates for each section are spring: May 31, summer: August 31, autumn: November 30, and winter: February 28, 2012.

Project officer, Anna Marshall said: “The Watershed Landscape is all about helping understand, care for, enjoy and make use of the unique and inspiring South Pennines upland landscape.”

The new project website at gives details of events linked to the photography competition.

A free family photography workshop with photographer Nigel Hillier will be held on April 28 at Bracken Hall Countryside Centre, Shipley. Booking is essential, email or call 01535 618234.

Pennine Prospects has been awarded just under £1.9m by the Heritage Lottery Fund to bring the story of the Watershed Landscape to life. The project will support landscape restoration, access and heritage projects in the area.