Could your photograph be the 2017 National Trust Handbook cover?

PLEASE NOTE : This competition closes on 4 September 2016

Are you a keen amateur photographer? Do you regularly take photos of National Trust places? Could your photograph be the 2017 National Trust Handbook cover?

Our pals at the central NT office are looking for a pretty special photo to use on the National Trust Handbook 2017. We know we have some amazing photographs taken by our visitors and wonder if you could provide said image? Read on for more information on this competition that is being run in partnership with Panasonic.

Could it be your image on the front of our handbook next year?

Could it be your image on the front of our handbook next year?

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We’d like to invite you to photograph one of your favourite National Trust landscapes and share it with us. Pro photographer or not – it really doesn’t matter. The winning picture will become the cover of the 2017 Handbook and be seen by more than 4.5 million people. The winner will also receive a state-of-the-art Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 camera.

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Autumn Glow: Photography Competition

You know we love Autumn here at Charlecote. We love the colours, the crisp leaves, the changing views. We also love the changing sounds in the park. Autumn just has that special feeling – that glow – that the other seasons don’t quite manage*.

Autumn glow as captured by Jana, our volunteer photographer.

Autumn glow as captured by Jana, our volunteer photographer.

If you love it too, you might be interested in entering the Midlands ‘Autumn Glow’ competition. The winning entry will receive a fantastic Lumix DMC-TZ70 camera, courtesy of our partner Panasonic. Continue reading

Photo competition: National Trust Holiday Cottages

We all get a bit down after such a busy holiday-season and often our minds whizz forward to the next holiday. So are you contemplating booking a short-break? Love historic buildings? Well you might have already discovered that many National Trust places have holiday cottages that can be rented. We’ve blogged before about our own offering here at Charlecote: The Turret flat right at the top of the house with stunning views across the estate.

Well how would you like to win a stay in one of our special places?

National Trust Holiday Cottages are running a photo competition at the moment. Share your favourite photos from your stay at a National Trust holiday cottage this year for the chance to win a three night stay in one of our cottages for up to four people. Runners up whose photos are used in our brochure will receive a £20 National Trust Gift Voucher.

"Just arrived and happy to be on holiday" Added by CL on 04 November 2013 Taken at Troytes Farmhouse, Minehead, Somerset

“Just arrived and happy to be on holiday” Added by CL on 04 November 2013
Taken at Troytes Farmhouse, Minehead, Somerset

It is aimed at those who have already stayed in our holiday cottages and if you’ve stayed here we’d encourage you to enter a photo or two of the inspiring views – anything that would be likely to entice others to want to visit that place. Full terms and conditions can be found here.
What have you got to loose? You might even win another short-break out of it! Fancy staying at Charlecote?


The competition is open to any National Trust Holiday Cottage guest booking in 2013/2014. So you’ve still got time to book a short-break if you’ve never stayed in one of our special places yet! All entries must be received by 31 August 2014.

Good luck!

Historical Honey Competition: Win a Charlecote goodies bag

One of our favourite history-filled websites is Historical Honey. Have you discovered it yet?

The site recently relaunched and now had lots more features including a competitions page. We were more than happy to provide a prize to our HH friends, especially as they feature a book review of our very own Mistress of Charlecote!


So if you haven’t read Mistress of Charlecote yet, or you haven’t got a very cute toy deer at home, why not head over and enter their competition? The competition is open until 16th December. Who ever wins will have their own little Christmas present winging its way to them in the post not long after!



But don’t fret if you’re not the lucky winner. All of the items included in the goodie bag are found in our Servants’ Hall shop which is open all year round.