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New Regional Partnership to Bring Story of Sherwood Forest to Life

Marketing Nottingham, the official place marketing organisation for the region, and its visitor economy-focused division – Visit Nottinghamshire have partnered with the Miner2Major Project and award-winning landscape photographer Tracey Whitefoot to deliver a photography competition to showcase Sherwood Forest’s diverse wildlife, heritage and landmarks.

The competition will give both visitors and locals an opportunity to be featured in Marketing Nottingham’s place marketing toolkit  and a chance for their images to be used in promotional campaigns for Nottinghamshire.

The competition will also give photographers a chance to test their skills and win exciting prizes including a one-to-one workshop with Tracey Whitefoot and a chance to be featured in an online photography exhibition. The top photographs in each category’s age group will also scoop a sweet treat from Doughnotts.

Sherwood Forest is one of Nottinghamshire’s most famous landmarks and sites. The legendary home of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, later forming the backdrop for the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry the VIII and the sprawling ducal estates. As times and our communities have changed so has the landscape of Sherwood Forest. Bringing the story of Sherwood Forest to life means showcasing its assets and placing it on the map as a visitor destination to support the local economy.

The competition aims to showcase the work of local photographers and photography enthusiasts. By entering the competition their work can become part of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire’s story and help to promote Sherwood Forest and Nottinghamshire to visitors.

Marketing Nottingham and Miner2Major along with partners encourage entries via an online form:, deadline for entries is 31st August 2022.

Marketing and Communications Manager for Marketing Nottingham, Kinga Kapias said:

“We’re really excited to be working with the Miner2Major project here at Sherwood Forest. The Forest is one of Nottinghamshire’s most iconic places and is famous throughout the world as the home of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.

“Having somewhere like Sherwood Forest is a huge asset to Nottinghamshire so it’s important that we celebrate its past, as well as enhancing everything that makes it such a fantastic place to live and visit. That’s why the Miner2Major project is vital and why we’re keen to support it.

“Successful photographs will enrich Marketing Nottingham’s place marketing image library and will become part of Nottinghamshire’s story. We can’t wait to see Sherwood Forest through the eyes of residents and visitors.”

Scheme Manager for Miner2Major Landscape Partnership, Steve Little commented:

“The legendary Sherwood Forest is famous world-wide and is home to some of Nottinghamshire’s finest historic places, buildings and natural habitats.

“Thanks to National Lottery players the Miner2Major project is helping to celebrate this rich heritage and we are delighted to be partnering with Visit Nottinghamshire to further that aim.

“Sherwood Forest is a special place and photography is a perfect way of capturing its glory.”

Award-winning professional photographer, Tracey Whitefoot said:

“As a photographer I’m passionate about the Nottinghamshire landscape and have been capturing it for over 15 years. I’m really looking forward to seeing the images that people submit into the competition, and how they interpret and capture the beauty that Sherwood Forest has to offer.

“Literally anyone can enter this competition, whether you have a phone camera or an SLR, anything goes. It’s a striking end result that we’re looking for. If you want some help and inspiration, please read my notes one how to take the perfect image at the bottom of the competition page.”

Posted on 13 June 2022

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