Manchester City Council

Ten prizes you can win this Manchester Day

The Manchester Day photography prize is one of the most hotly contested competitions of the year and the decision to choose the top picture is always passionately debated by the judges.

This year – in celebration of the tenth Manchester day and the day’s theme: 10 out of 10 – there are 10 amazing prizes up for grabs in the photography competition.

With countless moments to inspire the imagination throughout the day, Manchester Day is a feast for the eyes, so get snapping and be in with a chance to win one of ten top prizes, including the top prize – a Samsung Galaxy Tablet, the perfect place to store your digital photos.

Other prizes include:

  • 12 month free membership at a Manchester BETTER Leisure Centre

  • An overnight stay at Whitworth Locke

  • An overnight stay with breakfast for two at INNSIDE Manchester

  • A bottomless brunch for four people at Malmaison

  • Tickets to watch an international swimming event at the Manchester Aquatics Centre

  • Theatre tickets for There is a Light That Never Goes Out at the Royal Exchange

  • Concert tickets at the Bridgewater Hall

  • A Sunday meal for two at Sam’s Chop House

  • Cricket tickets to watch a T20 match: Lancashire Lightning vs Birmingham Bears

The winning photo should capture the size, vibrancy, colour and movement of the parade against the backdrop of Manchester City Centre and the huge crowds that will line the streets.

To enter visit

Closing date for the competition is Monday 1 July.

Also share your favourite Manchester Day moment straight away on twitter using #manchesterday

Each of the prize winners and a selection of the best of the rest will be showcased on the Manchester Day website.

In addition to the photography competition there will be three prizes up for grabs from the Manchester Day hat-making Creation Station located in St Ann’s Square from midday until 5pm. Here you can bag yourself tickets to Snow White at the Opera House, snare a track taster session at Manchester Velodrome or win a family package of swimming fun at Manchester Aquatics Centre.


Cllr Pat Karney, Chair of Manchester Day, said: “With non-stop action and entertainment crammed into Manchester Day you’ll find plenty of colour and excitement to capture on camera.

“There’s a host of places for you to take the perfect picture, with the parade starting from Princess St, and taking in Portland St and Peter St before travelling along Deansgate to finish near the Cathedral. And that’s before you’ve been amazed by music, dance, performance, food and drink in St Ann’s Square, Cathedral Gardens and Exchange Square.

“We want to see the celebration from your point of view so submit your best shots for the chance to win a fantastic prize.”


Manchester Day will take place on Sunday, 23 June from midday until 6pm.

Keep up with all the Manchester Day news at the official twitter – @Manc_Day – and join the conversation using #manchesterday

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Manchester Day is created by Manchester People, commissioned by Manchester City Council and produced by Walk the Plank.

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