Bedford Park Festival Photography Competition – How to Enter & Rules 2023
View the 2023 online exhibition here: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/bedford-park-festival/photography/year-2023/
The Bedford Park Festival 2023 photography competition and exhibition will take place both online and as a physical exhibition in the St Michael & All Angels Church parish hall. You will be able to see all the photographs on The Chiswick Calendar website from 7pm Friday 9 June, when they will also go on show in the parish hall. For more information about the in-person exhibition please visit bedfordparkfestival.org
The public chooses a winner in each category and then a professional photographer will choose an overall winner. Vote for your favourite in each category either online, on The Chiswick Calendar website, or in person at the exhibition at St Michael & All Angels parish hall.
Images above: 2022 Winner – Bikers, by Ljubima Woods
Entries cost £4 for one photograph, £8 for two, £10 for three and £2 for each additional entry beyond that. Snappy Snaps Chiswick will print out photos for the competition at half their usual price and offer mounting at a 25% discount.
Your photographs will be reproduced on The Chiswick Calendar with a line of text saying that the photographer owns the copyright, but in any case they will be reproduced at too low a resolution for them to be downloaded and printed with any degree of quality. By entering the competition you are agreeing for your photographs to be shown on the website.
The photography competition is a brilliant community event, open to everyone, of all ages, but most importantly it raises money for St Michael & All Angels and its chosen charities.
All the photographs will remain on the website for all to see, beyond the date of the exhibition in the parish hall, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June.
Image above: 2023 Chiswick Life category winner by Jennifer Griffiths
- Chiswick Life
- Portraits & People
- The Natural World
- Landscapes & Seascapes
- The Built Environment
- Serendipity (quirky / funny or downright bizarre!)
- Through Our Eyes (photography by children under the age of 12)
Image above: 2022 Serendipity category winner by Pat Meagher
How to enter
To enter the competition, please click on the entry form, fill it out, upload your photographs and make the payment. You will be asked for:
• Address (including post code – not for publication)
• Telephone number (not for publication)
• Email address (not for publication)
• Number of photographs you’re submitting for entry
• Which category each photographs are entered in
• Digital copies of the photographs you are entering.
Photograph sizes – online
At least 250kb for use online. We are happy to resize larger images to make them suitable for the website.
Photograph delivery for the physical exhibition
Please print out your photographs, mount them on cardboard and deliver them to John Little whose address and contact information will be provided when completing the entry form below, between 5 – 6 June.
The cardboard should not be overly thick in order to avoid the picture being too heavy to display. We also do not accept framed photos or any on heavy mounts as they would not stick to the display boards. Please also add your name, contact number and the category of the photo on the back of the cardboard on which your photos will be mounted.
The size of the physical picture is usually around A4 or slightly larger and the purpose of the card is to allow a solid surface to allow us to mount your work to a wall with Blu Tack. Click here for an example.
The winners will receive vouchers from Snappy Snaps Chiswick for printing and framing. Category winners will receive Snappy Snaps print and framing vouchers to the value of £50. Overall winner will receive a custom framing voucher valued at £250.
John Fitzgerald, owner of Snappy Snaps Chiswick, says:
“We are delighted to support the Bedford Park Photographic Competition again this year with prizes. Snappy Snaps remain proud sponsors of this event since its inception many years ago and we would like to wish all entrants the best of luck”.
Entries are now closed.
Visit the online exhibition here: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/bedford-park-festival/photography/year-2023
If unable to access the entry form above please send the previously described personal details along with your pictures either as an email attachment or through WeTransfer to email@example.com.
The money goes to the Bedford Park Festival’s charities. Remember it’s not the winning, it’s the taking part! Especially as we’re raising money for charity. Visit bedfordparkfestival.org/s/17/charities for more information on what charities your money goes towards supporting.
Adults: £4 per photo or £10 for three. Any additional entry above 3 costs £2 each photograph (for example submitting 7 photos would cost £18). Kids entries are free.
Payments can be made here: https://givealittle.co/campaigns/01acb65e-d67a-4f03-a6b0-2708a05b352d
- On the donation site select the appropriate entry fee or if submitting more that 3 photos click “Choose your own amount” and then input your total entry fee explained above.
- Fill in your card details.
- When it asks for a receipt either fill in your email and then forward the receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org or simply fill in email@example.com and it will send the receipt directly to us. If the name on the card used to pay is different to the name on the form please use the first option and include your name when forwarding the receipt.
Some previous entries: The Built Environment – Nigel McFall / The Natural World – Anna Kunst
Read more stories on The Chiswick Calendar
See also: Bedford Park Festival 2022