Museum competitions

Capture Kingston

Do you enjoy taking photographs? Are you interested in winning a cash prize and having your photo preserved for future generations to enjoy? Capture Kingston is an annual photography competition organised by Kingston Heritage Service and its Friends group. Its aim is to collect images of the present day borough to preserve in Kingston History Centre's collection. You don't need expensive equipment to take part; any digital camera or smartphone will do.


This year's theme is music, which ties in with the exciting CirKT project celebrating live music in Kingston. Please take this theme in the broadest possible sense. Think gigs, concerts, community groups, buskers....anything you think relates to music in Kingston. To find out more about the CirKT programme of live music events visit: You can also  find out about Kingston's music service online:


Four Simple Rules:

-Photos must be taken in the Royal Borough of Kingston

-Photos must relate to this year's theme: music

-Photos must be submitted by Friday 06 December 2019

-Each entrant may submit a maximum of five photographs


Categories and Prizes

Overall Winner (Les Kirkin Memorial Prize): £50

Most Historically Valuable: £40

Best Entry by Under 18: £25

Best Photograph taken in Tolworth, Chessington, Hook or Malden: £25


By taking part in the competition, you are helping Kingston Heritage Service to preserve Kingston's present for the future. All entries will be added to the borough's archives and kept permanently for future generations to enjoy. By submitting your image, you are transferring copyright to Kingston Heritage Service.


Email your entry to: [email protected]

Please use JPEG format saved in the highest resolution possible. Information to include in your email: name, contact number, when and where your photo was taken. Also let us know if you are aged under 18, in order to be eligible for that special prize. If your photo contains children, you must gain permission from their parents.

Download the Photography and Video Consent Form from our website and send with your entry.