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Mid Cheshire CRP launch summer photography competition

The Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership (CRP) have launched a photography competition which will be running during the school summer holidays.

The competition will run from Monday 25 July and close at midnight on Wednesday 31 August, and is aimed at encouraging rail travel and discovering the cities, towns, attractions and countryside that can be accessed along the Mid Cheshire railway line.

All entries must be taken through the train window – either from a platform or train, but the platform or train must be part of the Mid Cheshire line (which includes stations running from Manchester to Chester via Altrincham).  

There are three categories – 5-11 years, 11-18 years and 18+ years. Photographers John Horsley and Paul Worpole will judge the entries, with the winners announced no later than Friday 23 September.

Steve Forde, Community Rail Officer for Mid Cheshire CRP, said: “We hope this competition uncovers some budding photographers in our community. We have secured two great local photographers to judge the entries and there is plenty of variety along our line – countryside to city, market town to canals.

“We’ve got some great prizes for each category – two return tickets for anywhere along the West Coast Main Line, two return tickets for anywhere in the Northern Rail network, and a voucher for four at Go Ape in Delamere Forest followed by tea and cake at Station House Café.

“You can photograph from inside a train or from the platform – people, landscapes or buildings. Just get creative and get snapping!”

All entries can be uploaded on to social media using the #ThroughTheTrainWindow and #MidCheshireRail hashtags, as well as tagging the CRP’s social media accounts (@MidCheshireCRP). Alternatively, photographs can be emailed to

Full entries can be found on the Mid Cheshire CRP website.

From top to bottom: Paul Worpole of Paul Worpole Photography, Steve Forde of Mid Cheshire CRP, and Vicky Bainbridge-Sales, Amanda Rooney and Year 5 pupils of Egerton Primary School, Knutsford. Photo credit: John Horsley.