Ordnance Survey launches front cover photo competition for new OS Explorer Dartmoor map

OS is running a contest to find a new front cover image for its popular OL 28 Dartmoor Explorer map.

The competition, run in conjunction with Dartmoor National Park, intends to find a beautiful image to represent the picturesque moorland in 2021.

It is being held to commemorate 70 years of National Parks.

The contest is open to any walker or photography enthusiast...

My Plymouth History – a city’s story in memory

Can you help shed light on the city’s past using information and images you have at home?

Throughout May, local history enthusiasts would normally be taking part in the many walks, talks, exhibitions and special events that are on offer during our annual Plymouth History Festival.

Although the physical festival is being replaced with a digital one this year due to the...

Capture the region's wildlife on camera

Photographers with a keen eye for flora and fauna are being invited to take part in a competition in the South West later this month.

OPAL South-West and the Plymouth Woodland Project, who are part of Plymouth University’s outreach programme to engage wider audiences in the study of biology and ecology, have set the challenge for participants to capture ‘urban wildlife’ and ‘wildlife...

Focus on Nature photography competition

Could you capture a winning wildlife photo? If so, your work could be displayed alongside some of the best in the country at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.

The ‘Focus on Nature’ competition is inspired by the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which is coming to Plymouth at the end of March on an international tour from the Natural History Museum, London...

Appeal to find owner of family photographs

Caroline Wetton, of Coventry, is appealing for help in locating the rightful owner of over 1,000 photographs which are believed to belong to someone in Devon.

Caroline was given a bagfull of photographs after they had been found in an old cupboard. Rather than dispose of the photographs she believes they should be returned to their rightful owner.

The photographs date from the...

Photographic views for Bretonside bus station

One of the city’s key visitor gateways has been given a bright new look with the installation of high quality, wall-sized images of the waterfront and city centre at Bretonside bus station.

Photographs of Smeaton’s Tower on the Hoe, the Royal William Yard, the British Firework Championships viewed from Plymouth’s historic Barbican and Sutton Harbour, the West End and Drake Circus have...