How to Enter & Rules 2020

The Bedford Park Festival photography competition and exhibition will take place entirely online this year. You will be able to see all the photographs on The Chiswick Calendar website and vote for your favourite in each category, just as in previous years you have been able to do in person at St Michael & All Angels parish hall.

The Coronavirus epidemic has kiboshed the Bedford Park Festival along with every other event this summer, but it has also meant that the need to raise money for the festival’s charities is greater than ever, so while there won’t be concerts and events in the normal way, there will be some elements of the festival, including some new ideas for events, taking place online.

The photography competition is a brilliant community event, open to everyone, of all ages. Please submit a photograph, or photographs you’re proud of, telling us which categories you would like them to be entered in. The pictures will be on display on The Chiswick Calendar from the evening of Friday 13 June. Members of the public will have until midnight on Sunday 28 June to vote on their favourites. The public chooses a winner in each category and then a professional photographer will choose an overall winner.

All the photographs will remain on the website for all to see.

Photograph above: Gopher (?) by James Mumby

Some of last year’s entries: Animals – Stag by Mark Lawson / Landscapes & Seascapes – Garden by Mando Mendolicchio / Chiswick Life – ‘Pulling together’ by John Clare

Categories

  • Chiswick Life
  • Portraits & People
  • Animals
  • The Natural World
  • Landscapes & Seascapes
  • The Built Environment
  • Serendipity (quirky / funny or downright bizarre!)
  • Young people’s (16 and under, all subjects)

Prizes

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 £100. Overall winner will receive a custom framing voucher valued at £250.

John Fitzgerald, Chiswick franchise holder for Snappy Snaps, says they are:

“Delighted to support the Bedford Park Photographic Competition again this year with prizes for the category winners. 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”.

One of last year’s entries. Serendipity – ‘Banjo’ by Ray Marsh 

How to enter

1. Email Bridget

To enter the competition, please email Bridget Osborne at this address:
Bridget@thechiswickcalendar.co.uk with the following details:
• Name
• Address (including post code)
• Telephone number
• Number of photographs you’re submitting for entry
• Which category each photograph is entered in
• Age if you are 16 or under
• Digital copies of the photographs you are entering.

Last date for entries, midnight on Wednesday 10 June.

Some of last year’s entries: The Built Environment – Nigel McFall / The Natural World – Anna Kunst

Photograph sizes

Don’t worry about the size, as long as the photograph is above 100kb. We are happy to resize larger images to make them suitable for the website.

We Transfer

It may be easier to send the photographs separately by We Transfer, especially if they are quite high resolution.

If you’ve not used We Transfer before, it is free and very simple to use. Just go to the We Transfer website – www.wetransfer.com
and enter the following information:

Email to: Bridget@thechiswickcalendar.co.uk

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Message – Add a message: Joe Bloggs’ photographs for the Bedford Park Festival competition

Add Your Files
Click on the + sign. Find the photograph you want to submit on your computer, select it and click Open. When you’ve added all the photographs you’re entering the competition, hit Transfer.

That’s it!

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.

2. Pay the fees

Adults: £4 per photo or £10 for three
Young people (16 and under) enter free

Pay to enter on the Bedford Park Festival website. Details of how to pay will be on their website shortly. 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.

Read more stories on The Chiswick Calendar

See also: Winner & runners up in 2019 Bedford Park Festival Photography Competition

See also: Chiswick photographer’s portrait on show at the National Gallery

 

Winners

Winners

As part of the Bedford Park Festival, every year there is a photography competition, sponsored by Snappy Snaps Chiswick and The Chiswick Calendar. The 2019 competition had more than 200 entries with some fantastic photographs in all categories. The overall winner of the competition was chosen by Richard Bradbury, an internationally acclaimed professional photographer who lives locally, whose work as a commercial, editorial and advertising photographer has won many awards. A a past President of the Master Photographers Association, Richard has judged many photography competitions, yet was very impressed by the standard and the variety of work on show.

The competition photographs were exhibited in the Parish Hall of St Michael & All Angels Church over the opening weekend of the Bedford Park Festival, Friday 7 – Sunday 9 June 2019, where members of the public voted for their favourites in each category. Scroll down to see the overall winner, second and third runners up, chosen by Richard, and the winners in each category, chosen by the public.

Winners

Gold

The winning photograph was this portrait of Eha, the photographer’s mother, by Sirli Raitma.

Silver

In second place, the fly past of the Red Arrows, captured by Jon Perry.

Bronze

In third place, this image of a butterfly posed beautifully on the delicate tendrils of a plant, by Catherine Day.

Winners

Portraits & People

The winning photograph was this portrait of a woman and a horse – ‘Pagona and Kiloni’ by John Clare.

Chiswick Life

Winner in the Chiswick Life section was Jon Perry’s image of a fox caught in the headlights of a car.

Animals

The winning image in the Animals category was this picture of a stag in the mist by Sirli Raitma.

The Natural World

Winner in the Natural World category was Mark Lawson’s photograph of a crane with a crab in its bill.

Landscapes & Seascapes

The winning image in Landscapes & Seascapes was John Clare’s picture of a beach, taken from above.

The Built Environment

There were two images tying for first place in the Built Environment category: this elegant black & white image of a spiral staircase by Jennifer Griffiths and the derelict Brighton Pier by Anna Kunst.

Serendipity

Winner in the Serendipity category of the humorous and bizarre was Anna Kunst’s photograph ‘Still Life, dead fly’.

You can see all the photographs entered in each of the categories here.

Copyright belongs to the photographers. If you would like permission to reuse any of these photographs or are interested in buying any, please contact info@thechiswickcalendar.co.uk and we will put you in touch with the owner of the photograph.

About the winning photographer

About the winning photographer

This photograph of Eha (left) by Sirli Raitma (right) was the winning photograph in the Bedford Park Festival Photography competition 2019. The picture is one of a series of portraits Sirli has taken of her mother. Despite her ease in front of a camera, Eha had never been a model before she started sitting for her daughter in the last few years. Though she studied fashion in her youth, her career was as a book-keeper. Sirli was a banker before getting interested in photography when her son Harvin studied it with John Miller at Chiswick School. She and her mother, originally from Estonia, now have great fun picking up outfits at Chiswick car boot sale for Eha to wear for Sirli to photograph.

This is what Sirli says about her pictures of her mother:

‘EHA is a series of portraits of my mother, portrayed in a series of unusual situations, poses and attire. Eha was born in Estonia in 1950, moving to London with myself and my son (Harvin Alert), just before the dawn of the new millennium. Widowed, suffering from epilepsy and lacking great command of English, Eha stayed tightly involved in our lives. In 2015 Eha began to suffer from depression. Life became bleaker. Something had to be done. I came up with a plan to give her something new to focus on, beyond her new procession of doctor’s appointments and medications. The ‘EHA’ project was born.

‘Eha revealed herself to be a natural model, happy to play along with my increasingly imaginative visual fantasies. The ‘EHA’ project has had an effect on both of us. It is encouraging to see that the results for us are also having a resonance for others. The project has featured in UK and Estonian magazines, The feedback from readers has been fantastic and is consistent it that it has prompted many to look at their own family situations and how they treat each other.’

Sirli, although self-taught, is now semi-professional and you can see more of her work here: sirliraitma.com

Serendipity

Serendipity

As part of the Bedford Park Festival, every year there is a photography competition, sponsored by Snappy Snaps Chiswick and The Chiswick Calendar. The competition is open to all; the entry fees go to charity. For the first time in 2019 the entries are also available to see on our website. These are the entries in the Serendipity category. (Hover your mouse over each photograph to see the number).

  1. Anna Kunst; 2. Anna Kunst; 3. Anna Kunst; 4. Anna Kunst; 5. Elaine Gordon; 6. Michele Kalish; 7. Michele Kalish; 8. Nigel Spanton; 9. Ray Marsh; 10. Denis Palmer; 11. Keith Porritt; 12. Denis Palmer; 13. Ian Mumby; 14. Jennifer Griffiths; 15. Paul Franklin; 16. Jenny de Montfort; 17. Jon Perry; 18. Jon Perry; 19. Mando Mendolicchio; 20. Michael Nolan; 21. Paul Franklin; 22. Steve Shotton.

Copyright belongs to the photographers. If you would like permission to reuse any of these photographs or are interested in buying any, please contact info@thechiswickcalendar.co.uk and we will put you in touch with the owner of the photograph.

See the other entries here:

Winners of the 2019 Photography Competition

Serendipity

Chiswick Life

Animals

Portraits & People

Landscapes & Seascapes

The Natural World

The Built Environment

See a profile of competition judge Richard Bradbury here.

The Built Environment

The Built Environment

As part of the Bedford Park Festival, every year there is a photography competition, sponsored by Snappy Snaps Chiswick and The Chiswick Calendar. The competition is open to all; the entry fees go to charity. For the first time in 2019 the entries are also available to see on our website. These are the entries in the Built Environment category. (Hover your mouse over each photograph to see the number).

  1. Anna Kunst; 2. Anna Kunst; 3. Anna Kunst; 4. Bailey Graham; 5. Catherine Day; 6. Jon Perry; 7. Jon Perry; 8. Mark Lawson; 9. Michele Kalish; 10. Michele Kalish; 11. Michele Kalish; 12. Michele Kalish; 13. Natalia Bobrova; 14. Natalia Bobrova; 15. Natalia Bobrova; 16. Natalia Bobrova; 17. Natalia Bobrova; 18. Nigel Mac-Fall; 19. Ray Marsh; 20. Tiziana Seidita; 21. Jacinta Cook; 22. Clara de Montfort; 23. Jennifer Griffiths; 24. Jennifer Griffiths; 25. Jennifer Griffiths; 26. John Clare; 27. Beatriz Pullin; 28. Mando Mendolicchio; 29. Mando Mendolicchio; 30. Mando Mendolicchio; 31. Paul Franklin; 32. Petya Nikiforova; 33. Petya Nikiforova; 34. Ray Marsh; 35. Roger de Montfort.

Copyright belongs to the photographers. If you would like permission to reuse any of these photographs or are interested in buying any, please contact info@thechiswickcalendar.co.uk and we will put you in touch with the owner of the photograph.

See the other entries here:

Winners of the 2019 Photography Competition

Serendipity

Chiswick Life

Animals

Portraits & People

Landscapes & Seascapes

The Natural World

The Built Environment

See a profile of competition judge Richard Bradbury here.

Animals

Animals

As part of the Bedford Park Festival, every year there is a photography competition, sponsored by Snappy Snaps Chiswick and The Chiswick Calendar. The competition is open to all; the entry fees go to charity. For the first time in 2019 the entries are also available to see on our website. These are the entries in the Animals category. (Hover your mouse over each photograph to see the number).

  1. Anna Kunst; 2. Catherine Day; 3. Catherine Day; 4. Jon Perry; 5. Jon Perry; 6. Mark Lawson; 7. Ray Marsh; 8. Adrian Bradley; 9. Adrian Bradley; 10. Chris Tiller; 11. Clara de Montfort; 12. David Cook; 13. David Cook; 14. James Mumby; 15. James Mumby; 16. Jennifer Griffiths; 17. Paul Franklin; 18. Sirli Raitma; 19. Roger de Montfort; 20. Anand Vara.

Copyright belongs to the photographers. If you would like permission to reuse any of these photographs or are interested in buying any, please contact info@thechiswickcalendar.co.uk and we will put you in touch with the owner of the photograph.

See the other entries here:

Winners of the 2019 Photography Competition

Serendipity

Chiswick Life

Animals

Portraits & People

Landscapes & Seascapes

The Natural World

The Built Environment

See a profile of competition judge Richard Bradbury here.

Chiswick Life

Chiswick Life

As part of the Bedford Park Festival, every year there is a photography competition, sponsored by Snappy Snaps Chiswick and The Chiswick Calendar. The competition is open to all; the entry fees go to charity. For the first time in 2019 the entries are also available to see on our website. These are the entries in the Chiswick Life category. (Hover your mouse over each photograph to see the number).

  1. Catherine Day; 2. Elaine Gordon; 3. Elaine Gordon; 4. Jon Perry; 5. Jon Perry; 6. Jon Perry; 7. Natalia Bobrova; 8. Nigel Spanton; 9. Randy Kalish; 10. Sirli Raitma; 11. Catherine Day; 12. Edward Swift; 13. Edward Swift; 14. Jennifer Griffiths; 15. John Clare; 16. John Clare; 17. John Clare; 18. Michael Nolan; 19. Ray Marsh.

Copyright belongs to the photographers. If you would like permission to reuse any of these photographs or are interested in buying any, please contact info@thechiswickcalendar.co.uk and we will put you in touch with the owner of the photograph.

See the other entries here:

Winners of the 2019 Photography Competition

Serendipity

Chiswick Life

Animals

Portraits & People

Landscapes & Seascapes

The Natural World

The Built Environment

See a profile of competition judge Richard Bradbury here.

Landscapes & Seascapes

Landscapes & Seascapes

As part of the Bedford Park Festival, every year there is a photography competition, sponsored by Snappy Snaps Chiswick and The Chiswick Calendar. The competition is open to all; the entry fees go to charity. For the first time in 2019 the entries are also available to see on our website. These are the entries in the Landscapes & Seascapes category. (Hover your mouse over each photograph to see the number).

  1. Anna Kunst; 2. Anna Kunst; 3. Bailey Graham; 4. Catherine Day; 5. Catherine Day; 6. Jon Perry; 7. Jon Perry; 8. Michele Kalish; 9. Natalia Bobrova; 10. Nigel Mac-Fall; 11. Nigel Spanton; 12. Ray Marsh; 13. Ray Marsh; 14. Beatriz Pullin; 15. Clara de Montfort; 16. David Cook; 17. Denis Palmer; 18. Edward Swift; 19. Helen Simkin; 20. Ian Mumby; 21. James Mumby; 22. Jennifer Griffiths; 23. Jennifer Griffiths; 24. John Clare; 25. Keith Porritt;  26. Keith Porritt; 27. Keith Porritt; 28. Mando Mendolicchio; 29. Paul Frankliln; 30. Paul Franklin; 31. Pavel Klimov; 32. Roger de Montfort; 33. Beatriz Pullin; 34. Steve Shotton; 35. Sue Parkes; 36. Sue Parkes; 37. Sue Parkes; 38. Sue Parkes; 39. Bailey Graham.

Copyright belongs to the photographers. If you would like permission to reuse any of these photographs or are interested in buying any, please contact info@thechiswickcalendar.co.uk and we will put you in touch with the owner of the photograph.

See the other entries here:

Winners of the 2019 Photography Competition

Serendipity

Chiswick Life

Animals

Portraits & People

Landscapes & Seascapes

The Natural World

The Built Environment

See a profile of competition judge Richard Bradbury here.

Portraits & People

Portraits & People

As part of the Bedford Park Festival, every year there is a photography competition, sponsored by Snappy Snaps Chiswick and The Chiswick Calendar. The competition is open to all; the entry fees go to charity. For the first time in 2019 the entries are also available to see on our website. These are the entries in the Portrait category. (Hover your mouse over each photograph to see the number).

  1. Anna Kunst; 2. Anna Kunst; 3. Elaine Gordon; 4. Elaine Gordon; 5. Elaine Gordon; 6. Jon Perry; 7. Jon Perry; 8. Michele Kalish; 9. Michele Kalish; 10. Michele Kalish; 11. Nigel Mac-Fall; 12. Nigel Mac-Fall; 13. Ray Marsh; 14. Ray Marsh; 15. Adrian Bradley; 16. Adrian Bradley; 17. Clara de Montfort; 18. Edward Swift; 19. Edward Swift; 20. Edward Swift; 21. Sirli Raitma; 22. Sirli Raitma; 23. Sirli Raitma; 24. Sirli Raitma; 25. Sirli Raitma; 26. Sirli Raitma; 27. Sirli Raitma; 28. Sirli Raitma; 29. Sirli Raitma; 30. Sirli Raitma; 31. Sirli Raitma; 32. Sirli Raitma; 33. Sirli Raitma; 34. John Clare; 35. John Clare; 36. Keith Porritt; 37. Keith Porritt; 38. Mando Mendolicchio; 39. Mando Mendolicchio; 40. Michael Nolan; 41. Pat Meagher; 42. Pat Meagher; 43. Pat Meagher; 44. Pat Meagher; 45. Pat Meagher; 46. Pat Meagher; 47. Paul Franklin; 48. Steve Shotton; 49. Anand Vara.

Copyright belongs to the photographers. If you would like permission to reuse any of these photographs or are interested in buying any, please contact info@thechiswickcalendar.co.uk and we will put you in touch with the owner of the photograph.

See the other entries here:

Winners of the 2019 Photography Competition

Serendipity

Chiswick Life

Animals

Portraits & People

Landscapes & Seascapes

The Natural World

The Built Environment

See a profile of competition judge Richard Bradbury here.

The Natural World

The Natural World

As part of the Bedford Park Festival, every year there is a photography competition, sponsored by Snappy Snaps Chiswick and The Chiswick Calendar. The competition is open to all; the entry fees go to charity. For the first time in 2019 the entries are also available to see on our website. These are the entries in the Natural World category. (Hover your mouse over each photograph to see the number).

  1. Anna Kunst; 2. Anna Kunst; 3. Anna Kunst; 4. Anna Kunst; 5. Catherine Day; 6. Catherine Day; 7. Catherine Day; 8. Catherine Day; 9. Catherine Day; 10. Catherine Day; 11. Catherine Day; 12. Catherine Day; 13. Jon Perry; 14. Jon Perry; 15. Mark Lawson; 16. Ray Marsh; 17. Ian Mumby; 18. Jacinta Cook; 19. Jacinta Cook; 20. James Mumby; 21. Jennifer Griffiths; 22. Jennifer Griffiths; 23. Paul Franklin; 24. Petya Nikiforova; 25. Roger de Montfort. 26. Sheena Napier; 27. Sheena Napier; 28. Sheena Napier; 29.Sheena Napier.

Copyright belongs to the photographers. If you would like permission to reuse any of these photographs or are interested in buying any, please contact info@thechiswickcalendar.co.uk and we will put you in touch with the owner of the photograph.

See the other entries here:

Winners of the 2019 Photography Competition

Serendipity

Chiswick Life

Animals

Portraits & People

Landscapes & Seascapes

The Natural World

The Built Environment

See a profile of competition judge Richard Bradbury here.

Richard Bradbury Children of London photographer

Richard Bradbury, Children of London photographer

Profile by Bridget Osborne

April 2018

‘Children of London’ is a unique project by photographer Richard Bradbury. Each year he takes pictures of hundreds of London children. The portraits, which create a unique record for future generations of Londoners, are published annually in a limited edition of 500 stylishly bound hardback copies, featuring images of up to 200 children. The first three copies are presented to Her Majesty the Queen, the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London; the rest are sold or auctioned in aid of Great Ormond St hospital appeal. So far he has raised more than £70,000.

He is always on the lookout for children to photograph for the next edition, which is published each year in December. He’s searching for children aged 0-12 years, representative of all walks of life, from all backgrounds, in every London borough. “All creeds, colours and ethnicity are welcome and don’t forget to include siblings” he says. The front cover of the first book was his own daughter Camille, who is now 20. He likes to photograph the children in a background which has special meaning for them. All he asks of parents is that they make a donation of at least £50 to the charity. If you would like your child to be photographed for Children of London, go to childrenoflondon.co.uk and apply online.

Richard Bradbury

Richard is regarded as one of the world’s top advertising / editorial photographers. Currently President of the Master Photographers Association, he has won a multitude of top industry awards including a recent award from Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) in the US and the Association of Photographers (AOP) Editorial Photographer of the Year award last year. His advertising clients include Tesco, NatWest, Sony Playstation and Mars. His magazine front covers include Time magazine in New York and Time Out in London. Richard lives in Chiswick and is showing some of his pictures in the Chiswick Through the Lens exhibition at the Clayton Hotel Chiswick 2nd – 28th April.

Update 2019

Richard took part in The Chiswick Calendar’s photography exhibition Chiswick Through the Camera Lens, in 2018 & 2019 at the Clayton Hotel Chiswick.

See also profile of Fine Art photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten and her Old Father Thames project