“Keighleygraphic” is an exciting new community development project organised by Keighley Town Council that invites local people to share in the creation of a special portrait of our Town.

Local people will be invited to submit their favourite photos within three distinct categories:

1.) A Postcard from Keighley.

We will be looking for pictures you have taken that show Keighley at its most interesting. 12 pictures will be selected for printing as postcards and money raised from their sale will go to support the Mayor’s Charitable Trust.

2.) Keighley Warts and All.

In this category we are looking to capture life as it really is in our Town. Anything goes as long as those taking part stick to the project guidelines.

3.) Undiscovered Keighley.

Keighley is a town full of surprises and special hidden places. So, we are encouraging people to look beyond the obvious and take part in a photographic exploration of our town and its unique history.

A panel of community artists and councillors will select the most interesting picture in each of the three categories which will then be professionally printed on high quality paper and framed for their creators to hang on their walls at home.

The most interesting pictures will form the basis of a series of public exhibitions in the Civic Hall and other locations in the town and their creators will be invited to a special opening event once lockdown restrictions have been lifted. In the meantime, those same pictures will be displayed in an on-line gallery on the Keighley Town Council web site.

This is a great opportunity for local people of all ages and abilities to get involved in something that will showcase our town and the talent of its people.

Application forms can be downloaded from Completed forms and all images for entry should be sent to before 23:59 on 31st December 2020. Judging will take place in January 2021.




There are 3 categories as follows: A Postcard from Keighley, Keighley Warts and All and Undiscovered Keighley. By inviting residents and their children to take part in this competition, it will highlight the wealth of contrasting imagery within the Parish and create a lasting snapshot of the Town, for residents, visitors and future generations. The best photos will be printed onto 12 postcards, to be sold in and around Keighley in support of the Mayor’s Charitable Trust. Members will also be invited to select images for exhibiting in the Civic Centre and others will create the first exhibition in the Downstairs Space.

There is also secondary benefits in directly involving residents in the undertaking of a valuable visual audit of their own community – where problem areas can be brought to attention and dealt with accordingly.

Connections  Sarah Barnes 01535 872126

Photographic Application