Think you've got what it takes to capture your local area at its best? Show us your snaps and you could win a Samsung Galaxy S7 and a Gear VR headset!


Everyone’s got that one amazing photo on their phone. You know the one; the one you wheel out whenever you’re trying to show off your best smartphone photography skills. Well, we want to see it!

We’re looking to dish out three Samsung Galaxy S7s and three Gear VR headsets to three budding mobile photographers, and entering couldn’t be simpler. Fancy winning both the prize and the glory? Read on to find out how…

#GoDiscover your hometown

We’ve recently been named the UK’s #1 network for mobile, as independently tested by P3. It’s a sign that all our hard work behind the scenes is paying off, but it’s also something we think is really worth shouting about.

So, to help spread that message, we’ve enlisted the skills of three of the world’s best Instagram photographers: Daniel Casson (dpc_photography_), Alex Stead (nikon_photography_) and Sean Byrne (byrnephotography).

As you can probably see from the pics dotted about this page, our pro photographers were whisked off to some of the UK’s most photogenic parts of Manchester, Edinburgh and Liverpool, and asked to capture the best low-light snaps they could on their Galaxy S7s. What do you get when you mix raw talent, one of the best smartphone cameras in the business, and lightning fast upload speeds? The results speak for themselves!


But now it’s your turn. We want to see the best shots of your hometown or local area you can take on your phone, and the best three – as voted by our Instagram pros – will win themselves a handset and a VR headset each. So how do you enter? It’s easy as pie; just take your winning shot, upload it to Instagram, include the hashtag #GoDiscover along with @VodafoneUK in the caption.

As always, you can check out the full Ts&Cs at the bottom of this post, but there’s really nothing to it – just get out there, snap away, and you could soon find yourself in possession of a brand new phone. Fancy seeing what you’re up against? Every entry we receive will appear in the hub below, so keep it locked right here to check out the competition!

Need more inspiration? Check out the smartphone shots Daniel Casson took when we took him to the Lake District.


#GoDiscover Competition
  1. The competition will open at 12:01am on Friday 25 November 2016 and close at 5pm on Friday 2 December 2016.
  2. To enter, upload a smartphone image of your hometown or local area on Instagram including #GoDiscover and @VodafoneUK in the caption.
  3. Using this method, you can enter once on Instagram.
  4. Your entry must not be inappropriate (for example, logos of other companies), offensive or illegal, in breach of another person’s rights or in breach of Instagram or Vodafone Social’s rules. Please don’t include an image of someone who has not agreed to appear in the photo. We’ll disqualify such entries without notice.
  5. Sorry, but you can’t enter this prize draw if:
    a) You don’t live in the UK,
    b) You’re under 18 years old,
    c) You have an affiliation with, or work on the #GoDiscover competition.
Winner and Prize
  1. There are 3 prizes to be won.
  2. The winners will each receive a SIM free Samsung Galaxy S7 and Gear VR headset 8.
  3. The winner will need to pay for any other expenses associated with the prize.
  4. The three Instagram photographers enlisted by Vodafone will each independently choose a winner for this competition from all eligible entries. The photographers who are judging the competition (Alex Stead, Daniel Casson and Sean Byrne) will be looking for the most original photo that portrays the entrants’ local area the best.
  5. Winners will be chosen on Monday 5 December 2016. We will contact the winner via private message on Instagram to confirm their acceptance of the prize and personal details for delivery. If we don’t receive a response from you within 72 hours, the judges we will pick another winner.
  6. The winners will be announced by Vodafone’s Instagram page on [Friday 9 December at 3pm]
  7. The prizes are not transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. If for any reason we cannot provide the prize, we will offer an alternative prize of similar value.
  8. The winners will receive their device via courier within 30 days of the competition.
  9. We are not responsible for any damage to the prize on and during delivery as we rely on third parties for delivery. Please email us if there’s a problem with your prize at
  10. Winners may notify us by email of any change of details or address by email to before Friday 9 December 2016.
  11. If you can’t accept the prize for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible and an alternative winner will be chosen. No additional prize will be provided.
Publicity & Content
  1. By entering the prize draw you give us your unconditional, payment-free, permission to use, copy, process, publish, transmit and display your entry and include this on Vodafone UK’s social channels.
  2. Photographs and video content will be taken during the event and may be uploaded to Vodafone’s social media channels (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and used in future marketing material. By entering the prize draw you give us your unconditional, payment-free permission to use this content for these purposes.
  3. We will use your details to run the prize draw and contact you if you win. We won’t keep your details after the promotion has ended or send you marketing unless you have agreed to this.
  4. All entries that comply with these rules may be displayed on the Vodafone Social page.
  5. The winner’s name may be displayed on Vodafone Social. For the winners’ names please send a SAE to Kimberley Harcombe –External Communications at Vodafone Limited, Vodafone House, The Connection, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2FN by 31 December 2016.
  6. Entrants may be requested to participate in related publicity for Vodafone UK, including name and general location being used in social media.
  7. Whilst we’ll try and fulfil our obligations to run the prize draw smoothly, we’ll not be responsible if something happens that is beyond our reasonable control.
  8. We reserve the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify you without notice if you tamper with the entry process or don’t comply with these rules.
  9. By entering the prize draw you accept these terms. Our decisions are final and we reserve the right not to enter into detailed responses to you.
  10. This prize draw is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.
Who are we? Vodafone Limited, Vodafone House, The Connection, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2FN