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New Photography Competition Launches this Summer to Celebrate 10-Years of World Heritage Site Status

Photographers visiting the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Canal World Heritage site this summer are encouraged to take part in a new photography competition designed to showcase all 11-miles of the site.

Following the 10-year anniversary of the site being added to the list of global World Heritage Sites by UNESCO last month, the visitor management team are working with Ty Pawb in Wrexham to stage an exhibition later this year of all the images submitted to the competition.

Starting on 15th July, there will be a 4 monthly themes for photographers to capture and submit their entries.

Initially, the first theme asks photographers to capture images with the theme of ‘history & heritage’ with all images needing to be captured within the 11-mile corridor between Llantysilio (Horseshoe Falls) and Gledrid in Shropshire.

Wrexham County Borough Council's Lead Member for the World Heritage Site, Cllr Terry Evans said;

“This is a celebratory year for the local community and those involved with the management of the visitor experience at this key tourism site for Wales. I really encourage visitors to share their images – whether professional or just an image from your mobile phone – as the pictures received will form a fascinating exhibition about the 11-mile site later this year at Ty Pawb!”

There will be a monthly winning entry and a runner-up, each receiving a prize and a prime display in the Ty Pawb exhibition in November 2019.


Photographers can;

  • Email JPEG images (less than 10Mb in size) to

  • Publish your images on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Canal World Heritage Site Facebook page

  • Tweet us @pontcysyllte

  • Tag us on Instagram using #10years11miles

Images must be free to share and available to send to us as a high-resolution JPEG’s if selected for public display in our gallery later this year!

From the 15th July - 15th August - the first theme to photograph is; HISTORY & HERITAGE

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