MAB’s memorial photo competition back for third year

The Memorial Awareness Board (MAB) has launched the third annual ‘Dead Art? Then and Now’ photograph competition.

MAB, an organisation that works to promote and raise awareness of memorialisation issues in the United Kingdom, is encouraging photographers of all levels to submit their images of memorials both ‘then’ and ‘now’ for a chance to win £1,000.

Photographs can either be in black and white or colour, and must represent the photographer’s perception of historical (then) and modern (now) headstones.

This year’s competition features a twist on previous events, as now the public will vote to decide who they want to win from a selection of 10 shortlisted entries.

Campaign director of MAB Mike Dewar said: “Memorials and cemeteries have long been a favourite subject for photographers. There certainly is no shortage of unusual and interesting memorials throughout UK burial grounds and this competition focuses on capturing and showcasing their unsung beauty.”

Deadline for entries is 16 August, terms and conditions can be obtained at

Image: Last year’s winning ‘now’ entry by Dave Cook.

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