Monthly Archives: April 2021

Photo Competition – International Saltaire

Saltaire InspiredSaltaire Collection and Saltaire History Club are excited to announce the launch of a photography competition as part of the 20th anniversary of Saltaire’s UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription in 2021. The theme of the competition will be International Saltaire.

The public are encouraged, whether they are hobbyists or professionals, to submit photos for consideration between now and the 3rd May 2021.

You might choose to draw on Saltaire’s many historical international links, such as the internationally sourced materials used at Salts Mill from Russia or Peru and elsewhere or the movement of Irish, mainland European and South Asian communities to live and work here. You might focus on the present by celebrating the lives and contributions of local people who have come from other countries to make Saltaire their home or place of work.

Or, you could consider the digital future of Saltaire through the international business taking place, be it large companies such as Arris or smaller start-ups being run from a laptop in a former millworker’s cottage.

A small selection of the best photos will be chosen for display as part of a larger heritage exhibition, Saltaire: Foundation and Legacy, running from 28 May to 20 June 2021 in the old boardroom at Salts Mill. The exhibition is FREE but ticketed, to ensure a safe visit for all.
> Find out more and book tickets for the exhibition HERE

From that selection, a community jury will award prizes to three entrants and a fourth will be selected via a popular vote.

Prizes: 1st £100; 2nd £75; 3rd £50; People’s Choice £25

To find out more about the competition terms and application details go to

The International Saltaire Photo competition and the Saltaire: Foundation and Legacy exhibition have been made possible thanks to generous support from Bradford Council and Shipley Town Council.