National Parks Week 2018 Competition

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It's National Parks Week! Celebrate and enter our competition!

Let's get social!

Share your photos with #DiscoverNationalParks and #NationalParksWeek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and you could win some amazing prizes from our national partners Sykes Cottages and Columbia Sportswear.

Make sure you let us know which National Park you’re exploring as your entry could help secure a £1,000 donation courtesy of Columbia Sportswear to that National Park!

Sykes Holiday Cottages


Peak District National Park.

One overall winner will receive:

  • £500 Sykes Cottages voucher
  • £500 Columbia clothing
  • Two weekend tickets for the Kendal Mountain Festival, courtesy of Columbia
  • £1,000 for the National Park featured in your winning image, courtesy of Columbia
  • Your image featured at the Kendal Mountain Festival, courtesy of Columbia

Runner’s up prize (for all images featured at the Kendal Mountain Festival):

  • A Columbia Powder Lite jacket
  • Your image featured at the Kendal Mountain Festival, courtesy of Columbia

Terms and conditions

  • The competition is free to enter.
  • Entries must be submitted by 23.59 on 2 September 2018.
  • Entries are accepted via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. 
  • Images tagged with #DiscoverNationalParks and #NationalParksWeek will automatically be entered into the competition. 
  • All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them, it is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws.
  • Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the entrant. By entering the competition you give permission for National Parks UK and competition partners (Sykes Holiday Cottages and Columbia Sportswear) to use your images in print or online in a non-commercial capacity. Columbia will use their choice of winning images within an installation at the Kendal Mountain Festival in November 2018.
  • In all instances, the copyright holder will be credited, wherever practicable, when the image is used and published by National Parks and its partners. We will use your first and last name as supplied during the entry process (e.g. © photographer’s name). Although National Parks UK will always supply the correct information to third parties (for example to press / media), it cannot accept responsibility for any credit line errors or omissions by these parties.
  • This competition is open to anyone except those involved in its organisation and employees of National Parks UK, Columbia Sportswear and Sykes Cottages.


  • The photographer of each shortlisted image (a minimum of one image per National Park) will win one Columbia Powder Lite jacket (size information to be provided on notification of winning).
  • From this shortlisted pool, one (1) overall winner will be selected to win a £500 voucher for Sykes Holiday cottages; two tickets to the Kendal Mountain Festival and £500 of Columbia Sportswear clothing. The £1,000 of funding for the National Park in which the overall winning image was taken will be given by Columbia Sportswear directly to that National Park. 
  • Winning entries will be selected by Columbia and National Parks Partnerships LLP.  
  • Winners will be contacted within 14 days of competition closure via the social media platform used to submit entries
  • Prizes must be collected or redeemed within six (6) months of notification.  
  • No prize alternatives will be offered.

Sykes Holiday Cottages Gift vouchers:

  • Gift vouchers are available in denominations of £25 and can be used to pay for Bookings in part or in full. Where the cost of a Booking is less than the value of the gift voucher, no cash refunds will be given.
  • A gift voucher can be redeemed online during the Booking process by entering the unique code which appears on your gift voucher.
  • Gift vouchers are valid for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase and can be used for any Booking with a Holiday Period that starts before the voucher's validity period expires. Any remaining balance on a gift voucher may no longer be used after expiry of its validity period.
  • If a Booking is purchased with a gift voucher which is subsequently cancelled, any refunded amount will be credited to the gift voucher.
  • Gift vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash, replaced if lost or damaged and are non-refundable. Without our express written permission, we do not permit you or any third party to sell or trade our gift vouchers.