British Lead are remaining open during the current lockdown - View our 'Pandemic Working Manual'
BLM Newsletter Signup

BLM Photo Competition 2017

Competition Overview

At BLM, we are passionate about where our products are used and what an amazing difference they make to your projects.

We are looking for striking photography of Lead Sheet used in a variety of roofing applications from impressive and inspiring projects. Looking after our heritage has always been a priority in the UK and the use of Lead Sheet has always been an integral part of preserving our many historic buildings. Lead also creates a central point for a great number of modern buildings providing them with an attractive finish and lasting protection.

Either installed on traditional or contemporary buildings, Lead Sheet, in its many roofing applications, exudes a beauty which we are looking to find in your images. We would like to see pictures of unusual and interesting detail from hidden and well-known, small or significant volume building projects. Similarly, more common application detail shot from unusual angles or in an unusual setting too. Good photography from Lead installed by industry professionals will further help us to discover the most authentic and diverse aspect of Lead.
UK's leading Rolled Lead Sheet manufacturing company

Guidelines for Submission

The Competition is open to all residents of the UK, aged 18 or over. Employees of BLM, any ECOBAT Group company and Lead Sheet Association (LSA) are not eligible to enter.

There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this Competition.

Photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be accepted. No print or film submissions will be eligible for entry into this Competition.

Images may be digitally altered by removing any spots or scratches, cropping, reasonable advancements to colour and contrast, but not manipulated. Photos should accurately reflect the scene as it appeared. BLM and LSA Judges reserve the right to disqualify any image they believe may have been altered beyond standard optimisation.

Some relevant lead roofing applications you may want to consider for your photo entry include:
  • Flat and Pitched Roofing
  • Domes
  • Cladding
  • Dormers
  • Flashings
  • Guttering
  • Ornamental
  • Unusual detail

How to Enter

Entries will only be accepted online via the BLM website. Prints or entries via e-mail or disc will not be accepted.

To participate in the Competition you will need to upload a photograph from your device’s gallery and submit it with your name, email address, contact telephone number, company name, project name, project location and comments. All photos entered will be credited to the ‘Individual’.

Each entry allows for an upload of up to 3 images. Files must not exceed 20MB per entry. If you are successful, you must be able to supply a high resolution file. 

There is no restriction on the number of entries you can make; there will be only one prize per person.

Entries will not be returned, so please remember to retain copies of your images.

If you have trouble submitting your entry, please contact us at

Eligibility and Judging

The judging panel will consist of BLM employees together with independent judges from the Lead Sheet Association (LSA) – the foremost independent authority on the design, specification and application of Rolled Lead Sheet for the construction industry. The panel will choose one winning entry and two runners-up. The judges shall determine winner eligibility at its sole and absolute discretion. The judges’ decision will be final.

When choosing the winner and runners up, the Judges will be looking at leadwork’s technical excellence, originality, composition and overall impact that evoke the best interpretation of the competition’s theme.


1 x Winner Prizes
The winner will receive 3 prizes:
  • £250 Virgin Experience Days Gift Card or £250 LSA Training Gift Voucher
  • Set of BLM Lead Tools & Toolbag
  • LSA Manual

2 x Runner-Up Prizes
The two runner-ups will each receive 2 prizes:
  • Set of BLM Lead Tools & Toolbag
  • LSA Manual

The winner will have the option to choose from a Virgin Experience Days Gift Card to the value of £250 or LSA training Gift Voucher worth £250. Virgin Experience Days offer over 1200 different experiences to choose from up to the value of £250. Please visit Virgin Experience Days to see the full range of exciting experiences available. The LSA’s Training Centre in East Peckham, Kent offers a full range of Lead training courses by a team of qualified and industry-experienced staff. The £250 voucher can be redeemed as part payment towards any course. Visit the LSA to for full details of the courses available.
£250 Virgin Experience Days
 £250 LSA Training Gift Voucher
Set of BLM Lead Tools & Toolbag
LSA Manual


The closing date for submitting entries is 23.59 hours GMT on Friday 29th September 2017. Entries received after this date will not be considered.

Prize-winners will be contacted on or before Friday 27th October 2017 and will be asked to confirm acceptance of their prize. In the event that a chosen winner does not respond before Friday 10th November 2017, BLM reserve the right to revoke the prize and select an alternate winner at its absolute discretion.

Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted and no feedback on any entry will be provided.

BLM reserves the right to adjust any deadlines if circumstances arise beyond its immediate control.

Winning Photos

The judging panel of BLM and LSA staff members will select the winner and the two runners-up.

The winner and the two runners-up will each have their picture displayed on the BLM Website, BLM’s Newsletters, BLM’s social media accounts, industry press and/or any other marketing publications of BLM and/or the LSA.

Your Rights

All participants will retain all rights and ownership (if applicable) to any photographs they submit.

Personal information collected from entrants will be used by BLM solely in connection with the Competition and will not be disclosed to any third party except for the purpose of operating the Competition and fulfilling prizes where applicable.

Legal Conditions

By entering this Competition, you agree that you are the copyright owner of the photograph/s you submit and that you will be responsible for any claims made by any third party.

It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that all necessary permissions are obtained from any person featured in a photograph.

By submitting an image, you agree to grant BLM a nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to use your submitted work in future publications and marketing materials for BLM’s purposes in print and in any electronic format.

By entering this competition, you are indicating your agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Phone: 01707 324595  Email: Website design Hertfordshire by Fluid Studios Ltd. Copyright BLM British Lead
Copyright BLM British Lead © 2015. All rights reserved.
Website design Hertfordshire by Fluid Studios Ltd
Back to top ▲