The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland’s popular Christmas photography competition is back, and this year the theme is Northern Ireland: A Natural Beauty.

The photography competition is seeking older people from across all counties to capture their own interpretation of what they believe to be naturally beautiful about the area in which they live. This could be photographs of different landmarks across Northern Ireland, home-grown food or even the Northern Irish people.

The Commissioner for Older People, Eddie Lynch said: “I’m delighted to launch our Christmas photography competition for another year. It truly is a great way for older people to showcase their talents and this year’s theme will highlight all that Northern Ireland has to offer. There are some beautiful things about Northern Ireland, whether you believe that to be our people, our sense of humour, our landmarks, scenery or food – the list is endless and I’m really excited to see the beauty of Northern Ireland through the eyes of our older people. I hope that older people from all across Northern Ireland will get snap happy and show off their photography skills and whatever natural beauty they believe the area in which they live, possesses.”

The winning photograph will be featured on COPNI’s Christmas card and the winner will be invited along to a reception at the Commissioner’s office where they will receive a £100 food voucher from a popular supermarket and a framed Christmas card featuring their winning photograph, which will be presented to them by the Commissioner for Older People, Eddie Lynch.

Entrants must be 60+ and are allowed to submit one photo per person. Both digital and hard copy entries are accepted however digital is recommended due to quality. You can enter by emailing your photograph to, sending it via COPNI’s Facebook page or posting it to The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland, Equality House, 7-9 Shaftesbury Square, BT2 7DP. The competition will close 12 noon, Friday 22 November, 2019 so get snapping!