#ilovethisbuilding – still time (just) to enter your photograph!

Our #ilovethisbuilding photography competition – in association with Gallery magazine – is well underway but there’s still time to enter.

All you need to do is take a photograph, either with a camera or on your phone, caption it #ilovethisbuilding and tell us in up to 100 words why you’ve chosen it, and then send it to  isleofarchitecture@gmail.com before 8 May (photographs should be at least 1mb).  All entries received by this date will be in with a chance of not only being published in Gallery, posted on Isle of Architecture social media and being part of an Isle of Architecture #ilovethisbuilding exhibition at Noa Bakehouse in July 2017, but also to win a very special prize – a weekend stay at the 4* beautifully restored thatched cottage Yn Thie Thooit at The Lhen in the north of the Island, courtesy of Manx National Heritage.

But don’t think too hard about the building you choose.  It doesn’t need to have any architectural significance or be a public building, just one you love – check out the images elsewhere on this website for inspiration.  Entries so far include buildings as diverse as the Sea Terminal and an isolated cottage near Druidale.  The Tower of Refuge has featured several times, with photographs taken from land and sea.  The ‘Wedding Cake’ was chosen by someone who works there, and a cottage in Peel has been entered by the person who lives there.  The competition is open to anyone (aged 18 or over) whether you are a professional or amateur photographer – all you need to do is get out and about with your camera or phone and choose your own favourite building.  But remember, entries close on Monday 8 May – so why not get out and about this weekend!

The decision of our judges Chris Thomas MHK (Chairman of Culture Vannin), Tony Pass (Chairman of Manx National Heritage), Patricia Tutt ARPS (Architect and photographer) and Steve Redford (Editor, Gallery) is final.