WELSH historic buildings are the inspiration behind an appeal to budding photographers in the region.

People with a passion for photography and history are invited to enter their best pictures of Welsh monuments for a chance to be featured in the 2025 Cadw calendar.

Sam Rowlands, MS for North Wales, is urging those with a keen eye to take the opportunity to share their shots.

Mr Rowlands, chair of the Welsh Parliament's Cross-Party Group on Tourism said: "I am always happy to highlight anything which promotes North Wales as we are blessed with so many beautiful historical Cadw sites, including the famous Conwy and Caernarfon Castles, Basingwerk Abbey and St Winefride's Chapel in Holywell and Valle Crucis Abbey in Llangollen, to name but a few.

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"All of them are steeped in history and attract thousands of visitors each year and I am sure many of you have been capturing these beautiful places on camera.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for your best picture to be featured in an official calendar which will be seen by thousands of people.

"Entries for the competition close on Friday, January 19, 2024 so if you haven't got a photograph you have taken already, you have still got a few weeks to find that winning image."

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Cadw is a Welsh word meaning 'to keep' or 'to protect' and cares for historic places to inspire current and future generations.

The organisation has launched a call for photographs of beautiful Welsh historical sites which could be featured in next year's official 2025 Cadw calendar.

Whether you've visited a well-known castle, explored an ancient monument, or stumbled upon a hidden gem, Cadw wants to see a range of photographs covering all the seasons of the year.

From magnificent, awe-inspiring vistas to intriguing and overlooked details, they are on the lookout for stunning visuals that showcase our buildings and archaeological sites in all their glory.

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• Photographs must be: high-resolution, landscape-oriented photographs are preferred; ground shots only - no drone photography; you may submit up to three photos per entry; photos should be original and taken by you and there should be no people in the photographs.

To enter send your photos to CADWMarketing@gov.wales with the subject line "2025 Cadw Calendar". Include your name, contact information, and a brief description of each photo.

For updates and notifications follow Cadw on Facebook @CadwWales and Instagram @cadwcymruwales.

The selected photos will be featured in the official 2025 Cadw calendar and successful contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the calendar. Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 19, 2024.