‘Great Lighthouse, Great Fun’ Photography Competition 2019

‘Great Lighthouse, Great Fun’ Photography Competition 2019

Great Lighthouses of Ireland invite you to kick off summer 2019 at the Shine a Light on Summer Festival this May Bank Holiday weekend and to take part in a ‘Great Lighthouse, Great Fun’ photography competition to capture the very best of summer fun at one of our stunning lighthouse attractions.



Summer is such a fantastic time to get out and experience the lighthouses, whether you’re grabbing an unforgettable overnight break at one or simply revelling in their epic coastal beauty on a day trip.

From the rugged northern reaches of Blackhead, Fanad Head and St John’s Point, Down and St John’s Point, Donegal; to Rathlin West Light’s bird-friendly paradise and The Great Light, Belfast’s fascinating history; to the idyllic offshore wonders of Ballycotton, Clare Island and Valentia Island; not forgetting the picturesque seascapes that Galley Head, Wicklow Head, Loop Head and Hook all showcase – each one delivers something truly special.

So whether you’re out and about exploring the lighthouses over Easter, during May’s Shine a Light on Summer Fun Festival or enjoying a slice of coastal life over the June Bank Holiday weekend – make sure to capture every breathtaking moment!

How to enter

To be in with a chance of winning your very own unforgettable lighthouse escape, simply get out and about at one or more of the Great Lighthouses of Ireland visitor attractions and snap a photo that encapsulates ‘summer fun’.

Post your photo on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #GreatLighthouseGreatFun and you could win a personalised Great Lighthouses of Ireland escape for four people, including:

  • A two-night stay at any of the Great Lighthouses of Ireland self-catering houses
  • A personal tour with our leading ‘storykeeper’ at any of our lighthouse attractions
  • A unique opportunity to meet the Irish Lights historian at Howth’s Baily Lighthouse for a chance to see and learn all about the history and heritage of Irish Lights
  • A chance to meet the Irish Lights team and learn more about how aids to navigation work today

That could mean a self-catering stay along the Wild Atlantic Way at Galley Head in Cork, Loop Head in Clare, Clare Island in Mayo or St John’s Point and Fanad Head in Donegal; or set your compass further north to Northern Ireland’s own St John’s Point in Down or Antrim’s Blackhead. You could even chart a course for Ireland’s Ancient East and stay at idyllic Wicklow Head in the Garden of Ireland.

This fantastic competition opens on 12th April and closes on 4th June 2019 – so get snapping and enter!

The lucky winner will be announced during Seafest on 7th June 2019.



Terms and Conditions for Great Lighthouses of Ireland ‘Great Lighthouse, Great Fun’ Photography Competition


  1. Great Lighthouse, Great Fun Photography competition is open to all adults aged 18 and over, except for employees or agents of Great Lighthouses of Ireland partners or anyone connected with the Competition.
  1. Great Lighthouses of Ireland (GLI) shall be entitled to assume that the parents or guardians of any entrant who is less than 18 years old have consented to that person’s entry into the Competition.
  1. The Competition is open to all photographers (both amateur and professional).
  1. All information detailing how to enter this competition forms part of these Terms and Conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the entrant agrees to abide by these rules.
  1. The decision of the judges is final, and no correspondence will be entered.
  1. To enter the Competition entrants must post their photo on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using the #GreatLighthouseGreatFun hashtag.
  1. Check greatlighthouses.com for details or if you have any questions about the competition email us at info@greatlighthouses.com
  1. All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws. Where an individual whose image is featured in a Competition entry is aged less than 18 years the entrant confirms that the parent or guardian of that individual has given the relevant consent.
  1. The Competition will run from 12th April to 4th June 2019, Entries received outside of this time frame will not be considered. Great Lighthouses of Ireland reserves the right in its absolute discretion to extend the closing date where the entries received are of insufficient quality.
  1. Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing the Competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to Great Lighthouses of Ireland and its partners to feature any or all the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition.

Picking the Winners

  1. The Great Lighthouses of Ireland judging panel will select a short list of up to 20 images from which the one winning entry will be selected in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  2. When choosing the winner and runners up, the judges will be looking for the most well composed original image that evokes the best interpretation of the theme ‘Great Lighthouse, Great Fun’.
  3. The judges’ decision of who the winner is will be made following the closing date on 4th June 2019.
  4. The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  5. The winner may be required to take part in publicity associated with the competition.

The Prize

  1. The overall winner of the Great Lighthouse, Great Fun photography competition 2019 will win a Great Lighthouses of Ireland escape for four. Included in the overall prize is:
  • A two-night stay at any of the Great Lighthouses of Ireland self-catering houses
  • A personal tour with our leading ‘StoryKeeper’ at any of our lighthouse attractions
  • A unique opportunity to meet the Irish Lights historian at Baily Lighthouse Howth for a personal tour
  • A chance to meet the Irish Lights team and learn more about how aids to navigation work today
  1. The winning prize does not include anything other than the elements stated above and does not include travel.
  1. The prizes cannot be exchanged or transferred by you and cannot be redeemed by you for cash or any other prize.
  1. Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prizes impossible due to reasons beyond our control and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to GLI or partners as a result.
  1. We retain the right to substitute the prizes with another prize of similar value if the original prize offered is not available.
  1. The winner will be notified by telephone or email on or before the 7th June 2019 and given details of how to claim their prize.

Other points to note:

  1. By entering the Competition, you agree to the collection, retention, usage and distribution of your personal information to process and contact you about your Competition entry, and for the purposes outlined in these Terms and Conditions.
  1. GLI may pass entrants’ details to third parties and/or otherwise engage third party providers in connection with this Competition where the third party is acting on GLI’s behalf for the purposes of administering this Competition and/or any subsequent publicity, and/or for the purposes of sending you GLI’s marketing materials; and/or as otherwise required by law.
  1. The promoter of the Competition is Great Lighthouses of Ireland (GLI) whose address is c/o Irish Lights, Harbour Road, Dun Laoghaire.
  1. GLI accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Competition or accepting any prize. GLI further disclaims liability for any injury or damage to you or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in connection with the Competition.
  1. GLI or its partners shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations relating to this Competition where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control.
  1. The Competition and these Terms and Conditions will be governed by Irish law and entrants to the Competition submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish Courts.



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