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Welcome to SnapShot!

Calling all happy-snappers, Tweeters and #HashTaggers – we’re going digital with a super exciting photography game! Earn points by capturing Manchester’s hidden historical gems through a #MHFSnapShot frame – such as your local pub, Rochdale Town Hall or even that Manchester egg in your fridge. Upload your photographs to Twitter with a seriously interesting #FACT to win points, glory and ridiculously great prizes. We’re re-gramming Manchester’s history like never before!

The competition starts on 3 June and we’ll be crowning the SnapShot champion on Sunday 12 June. The winner gets a Samsung Gear VR headset – your friends will be jealous!

Keep up to date with daily themes, suggestions on places to visit and hot tips by following @MHFSnapShot on Twitter.

Manchester Histories FestivalSnapShot is part of the Manchester Histories Festival – Ten-days of events celebrating the familiar and revealing the new and hidden histories and heritage from across Greater Manchester. Whether people would describe themselves as histories fans or not, MHF2016 will have something for everyone.

Got a question? Email or send us a tweet!



How to play SnapShot


Explore Greater Manchester discovering incredible historic facts!


Find or download a SnapShot frame and use it to compose a seriously cool image.


Take a photo and upload it via Twitter. Want to use those snazzy filters in Instagram? No problem! Just remember to upload it to your Twitter account, too.


Include a sensational historical fact plus @MHFSnapShot and #MHF2016 to win points.


Keep up to date with the daily themes, bonus point rounds and cool hints by following @MHFSnapShot on Twitter.

Game rules

  1. In order to play, you have to sign up! Push that little button over there that says “Sign in with Twitter”. Easy as.
  2. All photos must be uploaded to Twitter tagged with @MHFSnapShot and #MHF2016 to win points (and potentially awesome prizes!)
  3. Points will be awarded for coolness of photo, use of the frame, and interesting fact.
  4. Bonus points will be allocated by us, when we want and how we want!
  5. Be sure to get the a-okay from people in your photographs.
  6. No rude photos please! We’re kid friendly. We will be checking before uploading.
  7. Use your own photos, folks! Stealing other people’s images is just rude.
  8. Keep it real! Feel free to get creative but no Photoshop please. Real frames, real photos.
  9. Don't be lazy! No duplication of photographs. We'll only accept your photo once.
  10. The competition starts at 9am Friday 3 June and finishes at 5pm on Sunday 12 June. That’s it. No more.

Wearing the Samsung Gear VR MHFSnapShot Prize!

Be the best and you could win a Samsung Gear VR!


MHF SnapShot Terms and Conditions

The competition opens 9am Friday 3 June 2016 and closes 5pm Sunday 12 June 2016. The winners will be notified via Twitter by Monday 13 June 2016.

The competition prize includes a Samsung Gear VR headset. Phone not included. Additional prizes may be sourced and distributed at the discretion of the Manchester Histories.

If Manchester Histories is unable to contact the winner after a reasonable period of time, an alternative winner will be selected.

Scoring of images is at the discretion of the Manchester Histories. The judges’ decision is final and binding in all matters regarding the competition (including in the event of a dispute) and Manchester Histories will not enter into any correspondence or discussion with entrants.

In the case of multiple top scorers, the winner will be selected at the discretion of the Manchester Histories and based on the quality of images and facts.

All elements of the prize are subject to availability, non-transferable, non-negotiable and there are no cash alternatives.

The prize will be delivered by registered post for proof of delivery to an address within the UK. Manchester Histories does not take any responsibility if the prize is lost or broken.

The competition is open to anyone residing at a UK address during the Manchester Histories Festival 2016. The Twitter account used in the competition must be registered to someone over the age of 13. No one employed by, volunteering for or connected to Manchester Histories through employment or familial connection will be eligible to win.

The prize can only be won by an individual and not an organisation. Anyone tweeting on behalf of an organisation is not eligible to win.

By including the tags #MHF2016 and/or @MHFSnapShot, participants are providing the Manchester Histories with permission to use images and usernames before, during and after the festival. All images remain the property of the original owner.

All images will be moderated before being uploaded to the SnapShot website. Manchester Histories takes no responsibility for content posted by external parties on social media accounts using the #MHF2016 or #MHFSnapshot hashtags.

We will always treat your personal data with privacy and will not distribute it to any third parties.

The Manchester Histories holds the right to withdraw the game at any time.

Manchester Histories holds the right to delete any images considered inappropriate and remove participants from the game for misconduct.

Manchester Histories may alter the rules of the game at any time.

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