Announcing The People's City Competition Winners

Announcing The People's City Competition Winners

Last night over 100 people joined us for the People’s City photography exhibition launch and awards ceremony. The evening marked the first viewing of the exhibition which includes 53 fantastic images of ‘Hidden Liverpool’ and explores how buildings reflect people’s heritage within the city.

The images on display were selected from over 200 entries to an open competition, with three categories; professional, amateur and under 18s. The evening gave attendees opportunity to view and celebrate the beautiful images that reveal undiscovered or unnoticed corners of the city.  

A panel of professionals’ including The Open EyeLiverpool Vision, Seven Streets and PLACED selected the following winning and highly commended images, a difficult judging process.


Winner: Brian Sayle

Highly Commended: James Andrews

Highly Commended: Chris Flack


Winner: Nathan Chapman


Highly Commended: James Harkness

Highly Commended: Rob Battersby

Highly Commended: Glyn Akroyd

Under 18s:

Winner: Kezia Davies

Highly Commended: Alexandra Rhodes

Highly Commended: Lauren Roberts

Highly Commended: Sophie Oldham

A number of pupils from St Julies High School entered the competition. Pete Radburn, Head of Art at the school, said "I thought it was a fantastic location and a brilliant experience for our pupils to have their work displayed in a public exhibition. I think they will remember the experience for some time to come."

The ‘People's City’ exhibition will now run until the 1st of December. The exhibition is being held in the old Royal School for the Blind on the Corner of Hope Street and Hardman Street. The building which belongs to the Hope Street Hotel, is a fantastic space for the exhibition. Access is via the ramp at the entrance. Opening times can be seen below.

PLACED Director Jo Harrop said: “We’re thrilled with and impressed by the level of creativity and diversity in the images; they provide a unique view of our city. We’re also excited that we are hosting our first exhibition in an empty building, so rich in history. Together, the exhibition truly reflects the wider Hidden Liverpool project.”

During the exhibition residents and visitors are also invited to share memories of buildings that they can no longer access, to help create a memory bank of ‘Hidden Liverpool’.   Every day between 1-3pm drop in for a cup of tea and cake, and record your stories of an empty building. To book email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Saturday 23rd November 11am – 7pm

Thursday 28th November 11am – 9pm

Saturday 30th November 11am – 7pm

Please contact Carolyn Murray, Hidden Liverpool Project Officer for more information T: 07974 – 987892 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.