Please vote for me!!!

Ordnance Survey, the UK’s mapping agency, is looking for photos to put on the front of their hundreds of paper maps, in a competition they’ve called Photofit, and as a passionate geographer and photographer, I feel the opportunity is too good to pass up. So, I have submitted 12 of my photos (so far) in the hope that they might use one/some of them. They’ll be entered for either the competition to be on the cover of the Explorer Maps (1:25,000 scale, the orange ones*), which ends on the 19th April 2015, or to be on the cover of the Landranger Maps (1:50,000 scale, the pink ones), which ends on 31st October 2015.

To be considered, I need people to vote for them, and it is the photos with the highest votes for each area that will be put forward for judging. The main prize is the prestige of having my photos on a published map, available to all, but I would also get my own personal copy of the finished product. I would be hugely grateful if you would consider voting any/all of my pictures!

Anyway, here are the photos I’ve submitted; if you like any of them, please follow the links to get to the page where you get to vote (sorry, you have to vote for each one individually), thank you so much:

Haytor Quarry, please click to vote for this image

Disused quarry workings in the Dartmoor National Park, near to Haytor Rocks.

Cairngorms, please click to vote for this image

The corries of Braeriach in the Cairngorms, the Highlands of Scotland.

Brecon Beacons, please click to vote for this image

Corn Du and Pen-y-Fan from Cwm Llwch

Black Mountains, please click to vote for this image

The Vale of Ewyas in the Black Mountains, in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Beacons Sunset, please click to vote for this image

The sun sets behind Corn Du, on the descent from Pen-y-Fan

Aberystwyth, please click to vote for this image

North Beach, Aberystwyth, with the mountains of Snowdonia in the distance.

Cadair Idris, please click to vote for this image

Llyn y Gadair on the north side of Cadair Idris in Snowdonia, North Wales

Porth Iago, please click to vote for this image

Porth Iago, a beautiful secluded cove on the northern shores of the Lleyn Peninsula

Forest of Dean, please click to vote for this image

Sun streams through the plantation in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Cwmystwyth, please click to vote for this image

Green fields and forested slopes on the road in to Cwmystwyth in Mid Wales

Welsh Marches, please click to vote for this image

Sunset in border country, near Wormbridge, Western Herefordshire

Wast Water, please click to vote for this image

Autumn sun in the Lake District reflecting off the still waters of Wast Water

Thanks for taking the time to look, I’ll let you know how I get on.

*except for the Outdoor Leisure Maps, covering the National Parks and similar, which have already been chosen. Most of these pictures are in the OL Map areas, so I guess a lot of them could end up on the Landrangers….


One thought on “Please vote for me!!!

  1. Reblogged this on Mountains, Wild Places & Water and commented:

    Well this is embarrassing! It seems that the links on the photos had broken and reverted to the media file rather than the voting page. I hope it wasn’t too annoying and you would still do me the honour of voting for my pictures. Do let me know if there are more issues.

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