Website appeal for photos of the Dales

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There are certainly plenty of fine vistas in the Yorkshire Dales and now photographers are being asked to donate their favourite images for a new website.

Photos of people, animals, scenery or activities will all be gratefully received for use on the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s revamped website, which goes live in April.

Stuart Willis, the authority’s website officer, said: “The new site will have a modern, mobile-friendly design and we are certain it will easily exceed the 300,000 unique visits a year that the existing website receives.

“As a way of giving those visitors a better idea about what makes the Yorkshire Dales National Park so special, we want to display inspiring photographs all over the hundreds of website pages that have either been created from scratch or re-designed.

“We won’t be able to pay for the use of the photos, but each one we include will carry the name of the person who took it, so it will be a chance for people to showcase their photographic skills to an audience of hundreds of thousands. And we can add links to their online galleries or website if they would like us to.”

Ian McPherson, the Authority’s Member Champion for Promoting Understanding, said: “The Yorkshire Dales National Park is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and the new-look website will play a huge role in highlighting exactly what the landscape and its communities have to offer.

Details about how to submit photos are available at www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/calling-photographers