We will have online competitions very soon, but in the meantime you can find our current competitions in your printed copy of the magazine or read our online versions here!


October Competitions

TLA Photography 2020
The TLA Photography cover competition is back! If you’re a keen photographer and would like the opportunity for us to consider your photo to be published on our front cover, now’s your chance! We are running a competition over the next few months to find the cover photos for our 2020 publications, excluding the month of December.
We’re looking for food, animals, plants, everyday objects, landscapes and more to represent the four seasons of the year. The winner for each month will have their photo published on the front cover of 180,000 magazines distributed throughout Gloucestershire.
Image Criteria:
• The image subject must be local to Gloucestershire and relevant to the whole county.
• Must have a specific focal point, which fits within a square shape.
• Must have a colour contrast in order for us to select a colour theme for the month (the colour used on the front cover and various pages throughout the magazine).
• Entrants may submit one image per month for up to three months of the year – you must specify which month you wish the image to be used for. Any additional images will be ignored.
Image Specifications:
• High quality resolution – 300dpi (dots per inch) – and a minimum of 20cm wide when cropped.
• We can only accept file sizes up to a maximum of 10mb and JPEGs are preferred. If you are successful we may ask if you have a larger version to send us, so please keep your original files.
How to enter:
Send your image(s) along with your name, address and telephone number stating ‘TLA Photography 2020’ to We cannot accept postal entries. Any photos sent in the post may not be returned. The closing date for entries is Thursday 31st October 2019. Entries received after midnight on this date will not be accepted.
Competition Rules:
In addition to our usual competition rules (found below our Index of Advertisers), the image must be an original and owned by the entrant. Entrants must seek the permission of any people, or the owners of any property, featured in the photograph. We will accept photographs from professionals, though there will be a maximum of three professional winners, with the other eight winners being amateurs. In the case that we receive no entries for any month of the year, or none of a high enough quality, The Local Answer will supply an image for the cover in that month. The Local Answer reserves the right to exclude any photographs they believe may have been excessively edited. The entrant must not have used their images for any other competition or publication in the UK. Winning Entrants will be expected to comply with additional terms and conditions related to The Local Answer’s right to publish.
Bacon Theatre
Win tickets to see ‘Genesis Legacy’ at the Bacon Theatre on Saturday 26th October at 7.30pm!
An outstanding show paying respects to the musical careers of Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford’s ‘Mike and the Mechanics’, Steve Hackett and the band that brought them all together, Genesis.
To enter our draw to win a pair of tickets, send your name, address and telephone number to ‘Genesis’, The Local Answer, Unit H, Churchill Industrial Estate, Churchill Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, GL53 7EG. Alternatively, enter via email – send your details stating ‘Genesis’ to
Closing date: Thursday 10th October 2019.

Good luck!

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