Snap Blackpool lights and win big!

2 October 2014

The search is on for fun photographs and selfies of visitors enjoying Blackpool’s world famous Illuminations display.

A new Blackpool Illuminations photo competition will offer the chance to win a short break in Blackpool, staying at the contemporary boutique Number One South Beach.

The top five entries will also win the chance to have their face up in lights as part of Blackpool Illuminations 2015 “Headlights” display which allows people to buy their very own illumination featuring a picture of their choice.

All you have to do to enter is upload your colourful, fun, spectacular picture – or even a selfie –of your favourite Blackpool Illuminations moments to

The photos will then become part of a public vote with visitors to the site able to pick their favourites.

Entrants will be able to share their favourite photos via social media to encourage their friends and family to vote.

Cllr Graham Cain, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for tourism and leisure, said: “We all know that Blackpool Illuminations is perfect for spectacular photos.

“We want to see the pictures that capture the spirit of the Illuminations and showcase Blackpool at its very best.

“I’m really excited to see what people come up with.”

The competition closes on 9 November 2014 and voting closes on 20 November.

The winner will be notified by email within 14 days of the competition closing.



VisitBlackpool is the tourism arm of Blackpool Council and is tasked with promoting the UK's most popular holiday destination to leisure and business visitors, both domestically and internationally.

Blackpool Illuminations

  • Blackpool Illuminations will shine nightly from Friday 29 August to Sunday 9 November
  • Blackpool Illuminations attracts more than three million visitors to the resort each year
  • The Illuminations display stretches for more than five miles
  • Blackpool’s first electric lighting was in 1879 when just eight Siemens arc lamps illuminated the Promenade.  The effect was described by Victorian visitors as ‘artificial sunshine’.
  • The Illuminations cost £2.4 million to stage
  • The Lights are credited to the pumping of more than £275 million into the local economy
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