2021 will be a special year for Barnabus, as we mark our 30th anniversary bringing hope and transformation to rough sleepers and people experiencing homelessness in Manchester. To celebrate this we are producing a 2021 calendar that will showcase photographs taken by the city’s vibrant communities, including members of its homeless population.

People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to enter their images. To take part, we are inviting people to send in an image taken in Manchester, along with a few words that sum up what ‘Manchester is Ours’ means to them. Alongside the award-winning Manchester design agency LOVE we will put these words with the 12 winning photographs to create the calendar, which will be available for sale with all proceeds going towards helping people to get off the streets into homes of their own.

The 12 images that appear in our calendar will be selected by a judging panel that includes; The Bishop of Manchester, International Triple Jumper Naomi Ogbeta, Manchester photographer Simon Bray, Doodledo motion and LOVE, who will help to produce the calendar for 2021.

Manchester Is Ours

We are asking for images that celebrate Manchester’s diversity and explore every facet of the city.

We want you to show us your Manchester, that’s why we’re calling the calendar Manchester Is Ours. You can send in a photo of a place, or a person, or an occasion – anything that shows a personal connection with our fantastic city.

A place where creativity runs deep, Manchester has a unique story to tell. It’s a special way to mark our 30th year and we can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

We’re thankful to LOVE. and our corporate sponsors for gifting their support to create a unique calendar celebrating everything great about Manchester.

The calendar will be available to purchase now and to buy from mid November at selected locations across Manchester for £10. All proceeds will support Barnabus in its ongoing mission to help rough sleepers and people experiencing homelessness to build new lives, away from the streets in homes of their own. 

Manchester Retailers; could you support our work by stocking and selling our calendars on a sale or return basis, if you are interested please email [email protected]

How to Enter

To enter please email [email protected] containing:

  • Your photograph (A4 @ 300dpi)
  • The location the photo was taken
  • A few words or a short sentence explaining what the photo means to you, and why/how it represents your Manchester (15 words max)
  • Your full name
  • Your contact number
  • Please put your name in the subject line

Limited to two entries per person. Following our Radio BBC Manchester interview we've extended the entry date by 24 hours so entries will now close 9am 20/10/2020. Winners will be contacted by the end of October via email and/or phone.

2 x free copies of the calendar will be awarded to each winning entrant, other copies will be available to purchase on our online shop page. They will also be available in selected retail locations around Manchester for £10 per calendar.

Competition Rules

  • We are celebrating what Manchester means to you so your entry must convey a sense of Manchester
  • Work submitted must be your own work and must not be copied. Obscene, defamatory or offensive images will not be considered.

If we have reason to believe your entry is not your own work, we will contact you to request evidence i.e a RAW file. If appropriate evidence cannot be obtained, your entry will not be considered.


Terms and Conditions

  • Chosen entries will be contacted via email and/ or phone. Reasonable efforts will be made, however if it is not possible to make contact Barnabus reserves the right to include another entry
  • Under 18’s please also provide a parent / guardian contact email.
  • We reserve the right to crop images as needed for the design of the calendar.
  • Copyright will remain with the photographer/artist and credit will be given. By submitting an entry you are giving permission to use your image in print for the calendar.
    Barnabus reserves the right to use chosen images for media/press or to promote sales of the calendar, and any future calendar, in electronic format, hard copy and on social media, however credit will always be given.
  • Entry is free and entries must be received by 9am 20/10/2020 . Entries after this date will not be accepted.
  • The names of the chosen entries will be published unless otherwise requested.
  • All entries will remain anonymous at the time of judging. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The charity and promoter for this calendar is Barnabus, 45 Bloom St., Manchester, M1 3LY charity no. 1174410 website https://www.barnabus-manchester.org.uk/ tel no. 0161 237 3223
  • Barnabus reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time.

Booking for this event has now closed.