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"we're all in this together"

The RCT Photomarathon is unlike the Photomarathons that have been before. This is an event spread across the entire RCT community. - From Llantrisant all the way to Penderyn.. there are plenty of unique places to explore and capture photos of.

Because of the distance to cover in this Photomarathon the community is going online.

Of course you might bump into somebody during the day with a panicked expression and a Photomarathon lanyard on, but it is entirely likely you might not meet anyone until awards evening. 

We are encouraging all participants to keep their social media's updated through out the day, as will we at Photomarathon HQ and we can maintain the excitement and buzz. There is definitely a massive thrill when taking part in a Photomarathon and a HUGE sense of achievement.

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Thats Me & Me

What is RCT 


a creative event 

Rhondda Cynon Taf Photo Marathon 2021 (RCT) is an event that allows its participants to express creativity through the medium of Photography. In a 24 hour time frame you will receive 12 topics that will require a single image submission for each. 24 hours - 12 images. From wherever you are.


I’m not creative is this for me?

Yes. The Photomarathon is for everybody of all abilities. We provide the topics and you take the photos of what you think corresponds to the topic. There is no wrong answer. 


Can I take part if I don’t have a fancy camera?

Of course. The phone you carry around every day most probably has a camera that is of a great quality. The Photomarathon can be what you make it. If you want to use fancy equipment and lenses we encourage this, but we will not let it reflect on your creativity. 


Can I edit my photos? 

There are no limits on creativity.Yes you can. At Photomarathon HQ we think that editing can be a way to enhance great images. There are plenty of accessible free editing apps on the App Store. We will have these listed for you on event day. 


2021 Sponsor

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Caffe Bracchi

 thirsty? Hungry?

Caffe Bracchi is on the ground floor of the Welsh Mining Experience offering a delicious range of hot and cold meals and snacks, as well as refreshments.

great coffee & 
photo opportunities!


The Welsh Mining Experience Lewis Merthyr Colliery Coed Cae Rd Trehafod CF37 2NP (Plenty free parking)


more info> click here <


From the M4 in the south to Penderyn Distillery cwtched in the stunning Beacons to the North and the valleys in the middle the back drop of Skys TV show Stella.


Rich Industrial Coal heritage heavy industry past iron works. The Pop factory once bottling Corona in Porth and stunning scenery forestry rivers lakes and winding mountain roads.

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RCT PhotoMarathon is “Not for Profit” 

If you are able to help with this creative community event

it would help with the running cost and we would be very much appreciated.  

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