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Young Photographer Competition Details – Sept 2021

This year everything is being done online.


To produce one photograph based upon the theme, ‘Colours of Nature’.

The photo must be submitted in digital format.

Mobile Phones or cameras may be used.

To accompany the photograph, each entrant must provide a brief sentence describing the relationship of the photograph to the theme.

Judging will be in three age-groups:

Junior: 7 to 10 years old
Intermediate: 11 to 13 years old
Senior: 14 to 17 years old

Any evidence of plagiarism (close copying other people’s work or ideas) will lead to automatic diqualification.


Please complete the online registration form.
It takes less than 1 minute.


Click here to download

Please print and display this where pupils / club members will see it.


We will be contacting schools and clubs in the hope they will encourage pupils / members to take part.

Some schools /clubs  may want entries to be collected and made through them.
Others may simply ask to be made aware you have entered and leave the application wholly  to entrants and their parent or guardian.

In either case, it is essential that a parent, guardian or carer consent to the information on the application form and agree to the privacy policy below.

If you do not have a suitable computer or software to complete the entry form please ask your school / club if they can help.


The competition will operate at Local (Banbury)  District (Thames Valley)  and National (UK) level.

The winning entry from the Banbury competition will automatically be entered in the District competition.

Here are the deadlines for photos to be received for each level:

Local Competition – 19th Feb 2022

District Competition -T.B.D.

National Competition  28th March 2022


Click below to download a copy of the 2021-2 Information Pack

It will be helpful if you read this before you submit your entry.



This is how you send both your information and your photo.

Click here to download the application form.

If you open it in a recent version of MS Word you will find it has active boxes and drop downs that you can click on for your data. You can, however, type in the required responses whether or not the active boxes appear.

The form needs to be completed or agreed by the parent / guardian  / carer.

This year we are asking you to paste your photo into the application form but safely keep a copy of the original photo as we will need this if you are shortlisted to win at any of the three levels.



By completing the application form you are agreeing to the privacy policy which you can download here. We respect your privacy and your information will only be used and shared to the extent necessary to successfully run the competition.



The entries will be judged by a panel that will include experienced photographers.

The judges verdict shall be final.


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