We wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who entered photos into our OS Photofit competition this year. We were overwhelmed by how many of you wanted the chance to see your photos on the cover of our maps. From an enormous 15,000 entries we, alongside several guest judges, eventually whittled down the winners for each of the 615 paper maps that needed new cover photos.
Our most difficult task was to then choose our winner of winners, to win the grand prize of the Forest Holidays vouchers. Steve Burry at Dennis Maps (printers of our maps) did a sterling job of choosing Gareth Scanlon’s entry as the overall winner. Gareth’s fantastic photo of a red kite against the backdrop of the Brecon Beacons, features on the cover of our OL12 map. We caught up with Gareth to congratulate him on his win and find out more about him and his winning photo.
Looking for the perfect gift for the map lover in your life this Christmas? How about the brand new OS calendar for 2016 which has just hit the OS shop? After receiving so many amazing photos in our OS Photofit competition (over 13,000 at the last check!), we wanted to share more of them with you. And, it’s the perfect way to raise some extra funds for our corporate charity, Holding Little Hands.
We teamed up with Steve Backshall to choose the winning entries for the junior element of our #OSPhotofit competition. The winners will see their photos gracing the covers of our OS Tour maps from early next year.
We were thrilled to see the talents of so many young photographers being showcased and joining the 13,000 entries we’ve had for the whole competition so far. We’ve been emailing all of the winners to let them know and they’ll receive a copy of the map as soon as they are printed – plus the overall winner receives an iPad Mini.
Keen photographers aged 16 and under have until 31 August to enter our junior photo competition. We’re looking for fantastic photos of Great Britain to feature on the cover of our eight OS Tour Maps. Keen photographers don’t just have the chance to be on the cover of our maps, but also to win an iPad Mini.
Thanks to everyone who has entered our OS Photofit junior photography competition so far. We’ve had over 200 entries showcasing beautiful Britain, vying to be picked to feature on the cover of our OS Tour maps.
We’re looking for keen junior photographers – is that you? Our OS Photofit competition has been enormously popular so far, with over 12,000 photos entered showcasing beautiful Britain, and now we’re appealing for junior photographers too.
We teamed up with adventurer and TV presenter Steve Backshall recently, spending an exciting day filming in the New Forest [watch out for a series of map reading videos coming soon] to launch the junior part of the great photography competition. Steve said he was:
The latest revision of the OS Explorer OL maps is now available! These maps are designed to help you make the most of your time in the British countryside, whether you are walking, cycling, running, riding or anything else.
The new releases come with a mobile download included with each map. This allows you to get a copy of your paper map on your Android or Apple device. The map is saved to the device memory, so will work even when you have no mobile phone signal, and includes useful features like pinpointing your location, route recording and a compass.