Highcliffe Castle Photography Competition 2021

After the success of our ‘Young Photographers’ Competitions, we are now opening up the competition to all ages. Entrants of 5 years and up can compete for the winning places in 2021.

This time the theme is ‘Appreciating the Little Things’; think about what you have come to appreciate during this strange and turbulent time. We will be exhibiting the winning entries at Highcliffe Castle in 2021.

To enter this year’s competition, please download your application form here and scroll down to read the information at the bottom of this page .

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.

Competition information:

The competition will be open to entrants from October 1 2020, with the final submission deadline at midnight on 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 will be able to vote for their favourite submission online and the winner of this will also receive a prize and place in the exhibition.

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 party, 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

How to apply:

To get involved, please download an application form here.

Fill it in and return it with your entry image attached to jessica.king@bcpcouncil.gov.uk by the deadline Monday 7th December 2020. Please use the subject line: ‘Photography competition entry’ followed by the entrant’s name and age.

All our Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Good luck!

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

Highcliffe Castle from home

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