Enter the Barlife Magazine Photography Competition and Win £250

If we’ve learned one thing in the three years BarLifeUK has been around, it is that bar industry folk are a creative lot.


Being a career that one often falls unexpectedly into, it is perhaps no surprise that many bartenders have other skills, which often lay in the creative industries.

We’ve seen some fantastic photos on Facebook recently, taken by our readers, and we’d like to show off some of this talent to a wider audience. So, we would like to invite you to submit your best photos to Barlife Magazine’s first photography competition.

Entries will be judged by Barlife Magazine editor, Andy Ives, and Simon Bainbridge, editor of The British Journal of Photography.

The winning entry will be published as the front cover of the next issue of Barlife Magazine, and its creator will be given £250 in cold hard cash (or the equivalent in local currency, should the winner be located outside the UK).

The top ten images will also be published in Barlife Magazine.

To enter, simply send your best bar-related photo to editorial@barlife-magazine.com along with your name, email address, your bar and a short description of the image. 

Please read the rules before entering

  • Your photo can be of anything bar-related
  • You must be the copyright holder of the image (i.e: you took it)
  • Entries must be high resolution (260ppi minimum)
  • This competition is open to anyone in the global bar trade who is not a professional photographer
  • You will retain ownership of your image, however you grant Layback Media Limited permission to publish it in Barlife Magazine and on BarLifeUK.com
  • Tasteful nudity is permitted
  • Distasteful nudity is encouraged

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