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Around The Campfire: Camping photo competition


We love to see photographs of your camping adventures. Send us your favourite camping snaps and you could win a great prize from Coleman!

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The Camping photo competition

Share your photo and win a prize!

We’ll publish the best pictures here on outandaboutlive.co.uk and in Camping magazine, and the picture we like the most will win a great Coleman product.

How to enter

Send your pictures along with a short caption to [email protected]


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Latest winner

Our latest winning picture comes from Camping magazine reader, Chris Bennett, whose camping snap wins him a Coleman Cozy Double sleeping bag worth £149.99.

Photo courtesy of Chris Bennett

(Winning photo courtesy of Chris Bennett)


On Loch Lomond, camping on one of the islands.

About the prize

Here's some more information about Chris' prize for his winning photos.

Coleman Cozy Double

(Photo courtesy of Coleman)

Coleman Cozy Double sleeping bag

The Cozy Double is a soft and sumptuous double-layer, quilted, cotton flannel sleeping bag with Coletherm insulation, providing extra-comfortable sleeping conditions. The hood is removable and combines the spacious dimensions of a rectangular sleeping bag with increased temperature performance. An anti-odour treatment prevents up to 99% of odour-forming bacteria, ensuring the bag will stay fresher for longer.

Additional features include a full left side zip and quarter-length right side zip for easy entry into this bag both sides. All zips feature Thermolock zipper baffles to reduce heat loss through the zipper, keeping you warmer, and the side zips also feature ZipPlow technology preventing snagging by ploughing fabric away from the zip.


Now send us your camping pictures for the chance to win another Coleman prize

This month's runners-up

We had lots of entries to this month's photo competition. We shortlist our favourites and pick the winner from those. Here are some of the other great photos that made it to our shortlist for this month.

Photo by Emily Lashford

Emily Lashford

(Photo courtesy of Emily Lashford)


A lovely, warm summer evening watching the sunset over the Welsh mountains.

Photo by Lachlan Dalton

Lachlan Dalton

(Photo courtesy of Lachlan Dalton)


The Daltons in full Jubilee celebration at Rosedale Abbey campsite. No corgis, just a labrador called King George VII!

Photo by Rob Baker

Rob Baker

(Photo courtesy of Rob Baker)


Spent a great weekend with friends at the Cae Du campsite in Wales and captured this astounding sunset during a break in the middle of a colossal thunderstorm. Nature is always surprising and camping gives us the opportunity to be right smack in the middle.

Photo by Akvinder Spencer

Akvinder Spencer

(Photo courtesy of Akvinder Spencer)


Our trip to The Grove campsite at Anderby Creek during the Jubilee bank holiday. Our Berghaus 6XL was decorated with bunting and you can see my husband, Dean, and son, Reuben, cheering, and our dog, Margot (if you look closely). We had a great time here.

Previous winners

Here are some of our previous winners, who all won a great prize from our friends at Coleman.

August 2022 winner: Lyndsey Scott

July 2022 winner: Michael Byrne

(Photo courtesy of Lyndsey Scott)


When you have the smallest tent on site but now have a newborn... tent goals need an update! And after a full day's cycling, the campsite offers a full English for dinner.

July 2022 winner: Michael Byrne

July 2022 winner: Michael Byrne

(Photo courtesy of Michael Byrne)


A large group of us, all friends, got together at Apple Orchard campsite in Gloucester and as you can see the kids were excited to be finally out after winter!

June 2022 winner: Kate Parsons-Young

June 2022 winner: Katie Parsons Young

(Photo courtesy of Kate Parsons-Young)


Winston and Meg are disappointed that I won’t let them camp out tonight... but they’ve successfully negotiated a nap!

April 2022 winner: Ruth Dalton

April 2022 winner: Ruth Dalton

(Photo courtesy of Ruth Dalton)


Watermelon sugar high in the sun – the Dalton clan at Rosedale Abbey in North Yorkshire.

Feb 2022 winner: Mike Mountain

Feb 2022 winner: Mike Mountain

(Photo courtesy of Mike Mountain)


An early-morning trip to the shower block with the sun rising at Fforest Fields in lovely mid Wales.

Aug 2021 winner: Alona Stevens

Aug 2021 winner: Alona Stevens

(Photo courtesy of Alona Stevens)


Having hiked to this campsite with all our gear, we enjoyed the evening toasting marshmallows to make s'mores!

Jul 2021 winner: Mandy Rush

Jul 2021 winner: Mandy Rush

(Photo courtesy of Mandy Rush)


This is one of the top camping sites we have frequented since deciding to see more of Britain and the islands around it. What more can I say about the stunningly beautiful pitch at Kintra Farm on Islay, living the dream!

Jun 2021 winner: Ray Brooks

Jun 2021 winner: Ray Brooks

(Photo courtesy of Ray Brooks)


My wife was a camping newbie when we met five years ago… she now loves it more than I do and spends all her time planning our trips away. Last year I thought I'd surprise her with my new camping outfit and she said if I ever wear it again I will be camping in my own tent. I can't see the problem… I think I look great!

May 2021 winner: Emily Bredonchel

May 2021 winner: Emily Bredonchel

(Photo courtesy of Emily Bredonchel)

May 2021 winner: Emily Bredonchel

Apr 2021 winner: Tracey McLeod

Apr 2021 winner: Tracey McLeod

(Photo courtesy of Tracey McLeod)


Camping has made our life so much more fun. Before lockdown we would often head off on a Saturday, just for the night, so even our weekends are now an adventure - and the hound adores it, too! So salute to many more camping adventures to come!

Feb 2021 winner: Gillian Thomas

Feb 2021 winner: Gilliam Thomas

(Photo courtesy of Gillian Thomas)


The 'worst' bit of the weekend was being woken before 6am by our daughter and dog who reckoned we should all be up because it was light outside! One of the highlights was making pancakes for Sunday breakfast and eating them outside our tent with the sun shining in the sky. We're looking forward to lots more adventures in many more places. And, when we get around to upgrading our tent for something bigger and better, blackout bedrooms will be a must!

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