To mark 100 years of the first village halls advisory service, Allied Westminster is launching a ‘Wonderful Villages’ photo competition to help cash-strapped UK village halls in rural locations.

The competition aims to highlight the marvellous contribution to village and community well-being with the theme: ‘Village Life – a photo which characterises the value of community in your village’.

The competition will help hall finances by providing a top prize of £1,000 to the winning village hall and £500 to the photographer.

Other cash prizes are also available.

 The competition will begin on December 15.

Halls may make as many photo entries as they wish.

Anyone interested in taking part, should visit to find out more.