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Win a walking holiday on Lanzarote!
Our Slow Moments photography competition is back! There’s a £200 Inntravel voucher to be won each month, and a holiday-cum-photographic-assignment on Lanzarote for this year’s overall winner.

What do we mean by a Slow Moment? Last year's winning photo (which earned Inntraveller Allan Harris a walking holiday along the Shores of Lake Constance) was a wonderful scene of locals on Mandalay’s U Bein Bridge at sunset. Our monthly winners included Jackie Matthews’ cool-looking cat in Morocco’s ‘blue town’ of Chefchaouen, and Paul Herbert’s photo of a relaxed-looking boat owner waiting for the tide to rise on a beach in Jersey.
So a Slow Moment can be (virtually) anything. It needn’t even be ‘slow’ in the traditional sense of the word. It’s something that makes you stop and look closer – an aspect of nature, a perfectly framed view, an unusual or unexpected sight, or a small detail which somehow tells – or alludes to – some kind of story. The sort of thing that you will only see when taking the Slow Lane and really engaging with your surroundings.

The competition is now closed

The winning image has been announced, and – along with the monthly winners and a selection of highly commended entries – is currently being displayed as part of a special exhibition at the Joe Cornish Galleries, Northallerton.

The exhibition will run until 8 February, so please do call in if you're in the area!

How it works
Each monthly winner is notified by the 15th day of the following month; don't forget to keep checking this page to keep up-to-date with the latest entries and winners.

The prizewinners

Take a look at 2019's monthly winners and highly commended entries here.

And here we reveal which image has scooped the top prize – a week's walking on Lanzarote.

A selection of our winners & highly commended entries

James LePage
Little Canute
On a cool, still February morning a little boy reaches out his hand to the incoming tide, as though commanding it to stop.  I saw this scene from the pier at Whitby, initially attracted by the sky reflected in the water until the boy strolled in and made the picture.
Angus Laing
Lords of all they survey!
Enjoying the fabulous sweeping views from atop Bennachie in the late afternoon sun
Sarah Murrell
A Quiet Moment
On a warm summers day I visited this beautiful area between Seaford and Eastbourne in Sussex. People relaxing along the beach and I noticed this single person
Julia Herrod
Slow travels on my Lamborghini
Patiently watching the pilgrims go by on the Caminho de Santiago, Quinta do Malta
Goran Erfani
Inspirational carriageway
When I was walking in Chatsworth garden (Derbyshire), I came across this colorful carriageway. This scene inspired me to walk through, feel warm inside and happy.
Liz Mitchell
Watching the sunset
After a day of sightseeing around Pisa we wandered down to the river and were stopped in our tracks by this incredible sunset. This young couple snuggled together watching the sunset and I waited until the sun flared between them.
Tim Bowman
The Wait
It’s 6:45am, it’s just me and him in the water....waiting for that line.
Owain Thomas
Keeping up with the news
The only shop we passed on our week in the Himalayan Foothills was in Kolachhina where local people come to catch up with the news and walkers are treated to a cup of tea.
Don pettingale
First Light at the Ranch
The first light of dawn lightens the sky above the horse pasture at the Bitterroot Ranch in Wyoming as we spend some quiet time with the horses before the wranglers come to lead them down to the corral.

2018 winners


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