Win a fabulous Old Town shopping voucher bundle worth £300* in our Swindon Architecture 2021 photo challenge


Share your architecture themed photos of Swindon with Visit Swindon, the town’s official destination tourism website, and you could win a £300 Old Town shopping voucher bundle* plus a fab Sunday Roast for two from The Bank**.

Swindon is steeped in architectural history, and that history is a photographer’s dream.

The English Heritage listed Railway Village, the Victorian houses of Old Town including the Sir John Betjemen favourite Villett’s House, the fading grandeur of The Mechanics’ Institute or The Locarno, the old GWR works reimagined as the Designer Outlet - we’re talking one great big history book crying out to be captured on camera or smartphone.

But it’s not just about the historic buildings, Swindon also boasts plenty of photogenic modern buildings like the skyscraping David Murray John Building that casts a dramatic shadow over the Swindon skyline and Brunel Shopping Centre, the Sir Norman Foster designed Spectrum/Renault building as seen in the James Bond movie A View to a Kill, the stunning canal side Hall & Woodhouse pub, or the brutalist Wyvern Theatre designed by Sir Hugh Casson. And for something left field, how about the slightly kitsch Hongxin Chinese Restaurant at Peatmoor Lagoon or the futuristic Whale Bridge Car Park in Swindon’s town centre?

In fact, the building doesn’t need to be well known, you may well choose to take an atmospheric or abstract photo of your own street, or even your own house. As long as it’s a photo of architecture in Swindon (and not necessarily a building, it could be a structure like the art deco diving board at Coate Water or the bridge over the Wilts & Berks canal) you’re in with a shot of winning the prize.

Best of all, by entering our #SwindonArchitecture2021 photo challenge you will have a chance of winning a £300 Old Town shopping voucher bundle, containing £50 vouchers for each of Food Magpie, Magnum Wine Shop, Oink, Kapada Vintage, Willoby’s Furniture and the Wood Street Food Hall. Plus a tasty Sunday Roast for two from The Bank restaurant and bar in Wood Street.

Taking part in Visit Swindon’s #SwindonArchitecture2021 photo challenge couldn’t be easier!

All you have to do is:

  1. ‘follow’ Visit Swindon on Instagram
  2. Then upload your photos to Instagram using the hashtag #SwindonArchitecture2021

The competition, which is subject to the terms and conditions of entry below, begins on 01.04.2021 and closes on 30.06.2021, and the winning photo will be selected by a Visit Swindon panel headed by acclaimed Swindon photographer Mitchell Nelson.

Please remember that if your photograph includes a person, you must obtain that person’s consent to be included in the photograph and for you to submit that photograph as a competition entry.

If you have any questions about Visit Swindon’s #SwindonArchitecture2021 photo challenge, please contact

  • The Bank is a chic, informal, continental style brasserie.
  • Food Magpie is a brand-new organic cafe, deli and shop in the heart of Old Town.
  • Oink is Swindon's leading gallery for contemporary art, furniture, books and gifts.
  • Kapada Vintage is a lifestyle store selling vintage clothes as well as independent brands.
  • Magnum Wine stocks an unrivalled selection of wine, fizz and beer from all over the world.
  • Willoby’s is a family furniture company with a passion for great furniture at great prices.
  • Wood Street Food Hall - step back in time to traditional values, fresh, top-quality meat and fish.

Prizes kindly supported by Wigwam Property News – the ultimate property news and lifestyle platform covering Swindon and the surrounding areas.

Please ensure you are following your local Covid Guidelines if you are out taking photos for this competition. Check the SBC website if you need further information or clarification.


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If you want to contact us about this promotion, you can reach us by:

Phone: 01793 847300

2nd Floor, Cornmarket House, Old Town, Swindon SN1 3EB