Two images of Hadrian's Wall side by side. The one on the right is a sepia image from the early 20th century and the one on the right is a more recent full colour image.

Then and Now Photo Competition

As part of our Photographing the Roman Wall: Then and Now project, Northumberland Libraries are running a "Then and Now" photography competition to see how the views around Hadrian's Wall have changed over the past 120 years.

Using a selection of photographs by John Pattison Gibson (1838-1912) as the "then" images we are inviting people to follow in Gibson’s footsteps and take a “now” photograph of the scenes Gibson so enjoyed exploring and photographing all those years ago.

There are 5 scenes that you can choose to replicate. You may enter one “now” photograph for every “then” image so you can enter up to 5 photographs.

The competition has two age categories, one for young adults (12 to 17) and one for adults over 18.

Click here to download more information about the competition and the images.
Click here to download an entry form (.docx)
Click here to download an entry form (pdf)

The closing date for the competition is Monday, 16 January, 2023.

For more information contact