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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 Katie Parsons Young, whose camping snap wins her a Coleman Aspen 4 tent worth £399.99.

Photo courtesy of Katie Parsons Young

(Winning photo courtesy of Katie Parsons Young)


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

About the prize

Here's some more information about Katie's prize for her winning photo.

Coleman Aspen 4 tent

(Photo courtesy of Coleman)

Coleman Aspen 4 tent

The Aspen 4 is an easy to pitch, family tunnel tent, that offers comfortable and spacious accommodation on the campsite. Multiple entrances provide easier entry and exit in inclement conditions.

The tent's outer fabric is fire retardant and, for extra security, the zipper stoppers on the tent doors ensure that zips are always within easy reach in the event of an emergency, even for children.

Heavy rain is no match for the polyester flysheet which has a hydrostatic head of 4,000mm as well as fully taped seams. This, combined with the tough, integrated polyethylene groundsheet, ensures a dry and bug-free interior. The flysheet is also treated with Coleman’s UVGuard providing SPF 50 protection from the sun’s rays.

Additional features include barrier-free access to ensure easy movement in and out of the tent, extra-large bedrooms for a great night's sleep and convenient cable openings in the tent wall that allow easy accessibility to a power source.

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 Laura Davies

Photo courtesy of Laura Davies

(Photo courtesy of Laura Davies)


We were just settling down to our barbecue at Blackmore in Malvern when this sailed by... We think they were after an invite!

Photo by Michael Byrne

(Photo courtesy of Michael Byrne)


This is our Opus in Llanrwst, north Wales, on a warm August night. It reminds us of simpler times sitting in a field with a warm glow from the canvas when the only worries were about what to eat, while enjoying a glass of red. We need to enjoy, treasure and appreciate nature and the joys of camping even more than before.

Photo by Duncan Shanks

Camping on the Cumbria coast

(Photo courtesy of Duncan Shanks)


This from the Dragon Rally held every year in Wales in winter. It's camping carnage for motorbikes only.

Photo by Elizabeth Davison

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Davison

(Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Davison)


All set up in Devon and the pirates have arrived – our grandson, Joey, loving tent life.

Previous winners

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

April 2022 winner: Ruth Dalton

Feb 2022 winner: Mike Mountain

(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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