As part of the Green Expo, a PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION is being launched for any ages or abilities with a special ‘Kids Colouring in Sheet’ for restaurants attractions, shops and retail, in and around the city to use for the months of May and June. The Green Expo Photography Competition 2023 is new this year and open to all ages and abilities. Winning entries will have their photograph exhibited in the cloisters at Chester Cathedral during June and be able to choose from several Apple prizes from MCC Group, from Nikon and Chester BID.

Jane Harrad-Roberts Project Director of Green Expo 2023 said; “Photographing the world around us helps us to connect with that world and, hopefully, to understand it a little better. Many competitions focus on the negative aspects of climate change but Green Expo is focusing on the positive aspects of renewable energy, innovation, the natural world and positive steps towards Net Zero. We hope Green Expo and the competition help bring everyone, especially families, to the city. Every little helps.”

There are three different categories and three themes to enter. Ages up to 18, 19+ (amateur photographers) and 19+ (professional photographers).

Photographs can be entered online on the Green Expo web site for one of the three themes:

  • Progress to Net Zero: energy & innovation, reducing waste;
  • Climate Change: Wind, Waves & Weather,
  • The natural world’s resilience: City, Countryside and Coastline. Coping, despite the challenges

The Kids Colouring Sheet and Photo Competition details is downloadable for anyone to print off from the web site at  The colouring sheet’s launch coincides with the announcement that the World Health Organisation has declared Covid is no longer a global health emergency which meant many venues couldn’t use colouring sheets during 2020/1.


LtoR: Kim Honeyford, Oliver Coates and Jane Harrad-Roberts outside Chester Cathedral which is to host winners of the Green Expo Photo Competition in June.