Bradford City Football Club museum, bantamspast, is running a competition for supporters to send in their best images of the Bantams’ historic Capital One Cup Final experience – both for supporters who went to Wembley and those who celebrated the occasion elsewhere.
The contest will allow the bantamspast museum to build up an archive of how supporters celebrated Bradford City’s first cup final appearance for 102 years.
The club says it will be an invaluable resource that will illustrate to future supporters how fans followed the Bantams either at Wembley or back in Bradford. There is a cash prize of £250 for the best entry in each of two categories: Wembley Way: images of those making the trip to London on Sunday; and Bringing Bradford Together, images of celebrations in Bradford.
The competition is being run in association with British Future, a think-tank which promotes debate about identity and integration.
Earlier this week British Future held a seminar in Bradford to discuss the legacy of the Bantams’ extraordinary cup run which culminated in more than 30,000 City fans cheering their team to the end at the final – despite the 5-0 defeat at the hands of Premier League club Swansea City.
Its representative Sunder Katwala said the club’s success in getting to Wembley had created among its supporters a similar atmosphere to the sense of unity and pride the UK had enjoyed during the London Olympics.
The competition’s winning image will be placed in the bantamspast museum and a selection of other entries will appear at bantamspast.co.uk.
Entries can be either still photographs or video clips. The closing date is March 3. Entries should be sent to info@bantams past.co.uk. Images should be no larger than 600kb in file size.
The winning photos and other selected images will be used to announce the result of the competition on the website bantramspast.co.uk After the contest, the winning images and a selection of other images will be used as part of the bantamspast archive, with the photographers credited.
Some terms and conditions apply to enter the competition. They can be viewed at bantamspast.co.uk