How your photos of Preston Bus Station could be displayed at the Harris

Posted on - 11th August, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Competitions, Photos, Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The distinctive curves of Preston Bus Station Pic: Tony Worrall
The distinctive curves of Preston Bus Station Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston Bus Station must surely be one of the most photographed bus stations in the country.


A quick search on Instagram reveals more than 1,500 posts with the hashtag #prestonbusstation. (By way of comparison, #burnleybusstation has 15 posts.)

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Now, the Harris and In Certain Places are making the most of all these photos by running a competition to celebrate the 50th year of Preston Bus Station.

Photographers of all ages and abilities are invited to submit their photos, which will be exhibited in the Harris on the stairway up to the first floor.

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Photographs can have been taken at any time over the last 50 years, and may include the architecture, inside and outside, or anything else that has shaped your experience of the bus station.

Competition entrants will also have the opportunity to sell their work if they wish to do so.

Cllr Peter Kelly, Executive Member for Culture & Leisure at Preston City Council said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for keen photographers everywhere to display their work at the Harris which has been inspired by Preston Bus Station.

“We encourage anyone with photographs of the station taken anytime within the last 50 years and that are special to them, to share them with our visitors by entering the competition.”

A panel of judges will select the prize winners, which will be announced during the Beautiful and Brutal exhibition opening on Friday 20 September.

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Each winner and runner-up will receive a photo printing voucher for Jessops in Preston.

To find out how to enter visit the Harris website and download the entry form.

Framed photos can be handed in at the Harris at the following times:

  • Wednesday 21 August, 5pm – 7.30pm
  • Friday 23 August, 12pm – 4pm
  • Saturday 24 August, 10am – 4pm

Will you be taking part in the Preston Bus Station photography competition? Let us know in the comments below.

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