SFTOCSkinny photo competition: the winner!

Did you go to Sounds from the Other City festival this year? If you took part in our #SFTOCSkinny photo competition, you'll want to check out the snaps below. Could yours be the winning photo? Good luck!

Feature by News Team | 09 May 2016

At this year's Sounds from the Other City festival, we asked you to share your photos of the day with the hashtag #SFTOCSkinny to be in with a chance of winning a big bundle of prizes.

We had an amazing 300+ entries, painting a picture of SFTOC in all its glorious creativity and weirdness!

From a shortlist of 30 photos, the festival team have chosen their favourite five snaps that capture the spirit of SFTOC – including one overall winner.

The winner receives a bevvy of goodies kindly donated by the festival's promoters and friends, including a record player, two passes to Sounds from the Other City 2017, lots of gig tickets, vinyl and a tote bag. 

Take a look at the top five pics below – is yours among them?

#SFTOCSkinny: the runners-up! 

This shot of the Video Jam stage, by @caryswhitehou5e

Cul de sac #sftocskinny

A photo posted by Carys Whitehouse (@caryswhitehou5e) on

This snap of the mesmerising Ex-Easter Island Head and BBC Philharmonic ensemble performing in Salford Cathedral, posted by @sianimacc:

Joyce D'Vision warming up the crowd on the SFTOC.TV stage, as seen by @cloudcuriosity:

#SFTOCTV #sftocskinny Joyce D' Vision

A photo posted by Tara Corns (@cloudcuriosity) on

Coming in a very close second, @mimidearing's expression of the joy of SFTOC:

sftoc was OFF THA CHAIN, but thanks everyone for making it amazing #cheese #SFTOCskinny #gimmesomeprizes

A photo posted by mimi dearing (@mimidearing) on

#SFTOCSkinny: The Winner!

*drumroll please...* 

By @hayleysuviste on Instagram, what can now only be known as the SFTOC shadow elephant. Congratulations, Hayley!

Having all the fun #sftocskinny

A photo posted by Hayley Suviste (@hayleysuviste) on

Hayley wins: 

- A Bermuda GPO Retro Turntable!

- 2 tickets to all of the following:
Sounds from the Other City 2017
Föllakzoid at Islington Mill
Robert Forster at The Deaf Institute
The Lovely Eggs at Gorilla
Shit & Shine at Islington Mill
Sham Bodie's summer show
Strange Waves, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard & The Wytches at The Ritz

- Vinyl!
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity LP
Anonymous Bash feat. Charles Hayward LP
Yes Blythe, Initiate Screen Prevails LP

- Salford Zine Library tote bag & stickers!

Thank you for taking part in #SFTOCSkinny and helping to create a collaborative gallery of Sounds from the Other City 2016. 

If you'd like to see more photos, you can check out the full shortlist here and browse the #SFTOCSkinny hashtag on Twitter and Instagram for all 300+ entries!

Big thanks to the festival's promoters and pals for their generosity in donating the fantastic prizes: Grey Lantern and The Beauty Witch, Hey! Manchester, Fat Out, Sham Bodie, Now Wave, Heavenly Recordings, Samarbeta, Sacred TapesSalford Zine Library and of course, GPO Retro

Until next year!