Highcliffe Castle Photography Competition 2021

The Public Choice Award vote is now closed. We have had an exceptionally high response, with over 2000 votes for our entries. Entrants have been notified of the outcome.


This Year's Theme: 'Appreciating the Little Things'

Winner of 2020 Young Photographer of the Year

The little things:

We want to celebrate all the little things we’ve learned to appreciate as the world lives through the Coronavirus pandemic. Now is a good time to reflect on our lives in lockdown and appreciate the little things more.

We want to see the small things in life that bring you big joy, captured in a photo on your phone or camera.

Let your creativity flow and show us what little things have been making you smile.

The prizes:

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be invited to a grand unveiling of the exhibition featuring their images at the Castle, before the exhibition opens to the public. As well as this exclusive launch, winners will also receive prizes such as:

  • Vouchers for camera equipment
  • Photography lessons
  • Crazy golf passes
  • Highcliffe Castle Family Membership

plus more to still be announced

Thank you to our prize supporters:

Anthony Blake Photography

Castle Cameras

Highcliffe and Infinity Photography Club 

Red Manhattan

Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

2 Riversmeet Leisure Complex

Competition information:

The competition was open to entrants from October 1 2020 to Monday 7 December 2020.

Winners will be announced in January 2021 with a prize being awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place from each of the four age categories: 5-11yrs, 12-16yrs, 17-25yrs, 26+.

For the first time ever, we will also be introducing our Public Choice Award.

The public voted for their favourite submission online and the winner of this will also receive a prize and place in the exhibition.

Two young girls playing with the activity wall in the Family Room at Highcliffe Castle

Highcliffe Castle from home

Virtual Children’s Activities