The Mayor of Bath


As we pass the 100 day in lockdown point, what will you remember from this period?

The Mayor of Bath (Councillor Manda Rigby) is inviting entries to an open photographic competition, with the theme Memories of Bath, Lonely in Lockdown.  Her theme for the year is Combatting Loneliness, Bath the Friendly City, and she is keen to receive your memories from the last few months.

There are three categories, age 11 and under, age 12-18, and 19 and above.  The competition is aimed at all who reside, work, or study in the City of Bath, and hopes to complement the work of the Bath Record Office's Corona Captured project, in creating a lasting memory of this time.

The Mayor commented "Many more people have been isolated or suffered from loneliness over this period. There have also been many communities coming together to combat this. I am looking forward to seeing any photos which encapsulate your experience of loneliness in this time."

Entries will be accepted until the 31 July 2020 by email to  Please include in the subject title 'Photo Competition' and your 'Age Group'.  Remember to include your name and a caption for your photo, which will be added to an Exhibition on the web site.  One entry per person, JPEG file size limit of 2MB.  Please ensure you read the full Terms and Conditions before you enter.  (Entrants aged 15 and under must asktheir parent or guardian to submit an entry on their behalf).

After the closing date, the Mayor will choose 3 winners, in conjunction with Paul Gillis, professional Freelance Photographer for The Bath Chronicle.  The winners will be invited (with up to 3 guests)to visit the Mayor in the Parlour at the Guildhall when the lockdown has been lifted.  A small gift willalso be presented (no cash prizes).

The Mayor admitted she is no photographer herself but is sharing this photo she took of Bathwick Fields to encourage you to enter!

 For full terms and conditions please Click here

Further Reading

21st Century Bath

A flourishing and vibrant city Bath boasts some of the finest Roman remains in Europe, superb Georgian architecture and extensive shopping of excellent quality. The city is a frequent winner of the 'Britain in Bloom' competition. It has two universities

Mayor's Citizen of the Year

Victorian Bath

In 1830 Princess Victoria made her first and last visit to Bath to open the Royal Victoria Park, which was designed by the City Architect, Major Edward Davis. It was an area containing a wide selection of trees and shrubs from around the world and provide

"Floreat Bathon" May Bath flourish