The South West Coast Path Association is partnering with Great Western Railway to support their annual South West Coast Path Photographer of the Year competition with a stunning large-scale exhibition in 2024.

This is a new way for the charity to reach a wider audience and highlight the awe-inspiring coastal landscapes that can be discovered when adventuring along the Coast Path.

The exhibition will also highlight the threats that climate change brings to the Path, and how the charity is working to protect the Trail now and for future generations.

The competition is free to enter and open to all, whether you’re young or old, professional, or amateur, this is a chance for everyone to celebrate the magic and wonder of the South West Coast Path and all it has to offer.  

There are five categories to enter for the photography competition, and there is no limit on the number of photographs that can be entered

Categories include: Your Path; Urban Lines; Nature; Climate Change; Sky Shot and Young Photographer of the Year Award for people under the age of 18.

Entries close January 31, 2024.

Aletha Mays, head of communications at South West Coast Path association, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Great Western Railway to inspire more adventures along this world-class walking route, as well as encourage photographers to get involved in what will be a beautiful exhibition.”

Amanda Burns, GWR sales and marketing director, said: “We’re delighted to be able to support the South West Coast Path with its Photographer of the Year competition.

“Thousands of our customers are drawn to the Coast Path every year and we are proud to deliver a sustainable means of transport for them to do so. This competition will help to promote the beauty it has to offer, and we can’t wait to see some adventure-inspiring images.”

Julian Gray, director of the South West Coast Path Association, continued: “We are looking forward to working with GWR on the exhibition to showcase the beauty of the south west and the charity’s work to protect and care for England’s longest National Trail.”