Museum competitions

Capture Kingston

Capture Kingston 2018

Kingston Heritage Service needs your help to capture Kingston. With the help of our Friends organisation, we hold an annual photography competition to collect images of the present day Borough. Each competition has a theme designed to help us fill a gap in our collection. You don't need an expensive camera to take part, any digital camera or smart phone will do fine. This year's theme is: community.  We want to help ensure that the photographic collection at Kingston History Centre reflects the range of different communities in the present day borough. This could be a group of people that share a certain interest like music or sport. It could be a group of people that share a particular culture or heritage. Perhaps a group of people that meet socially for a particular activity. Please take the theme in the broadest possible sense. 

Three Simple Rules

  • Photos must be taken in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
  • Photos must relate to this year's theme: community
  • Photos must be submitted by 01 January 2019

Categories and Prizes

  • Overall Winner: Les Kirkin Memorial Trophy and £50
  • Most Historically Valuable: £40
  • Best Entry by Photographer Aged Under 18: £25
  • Best Photograph in Malden, Tolworth, Hook or Chessington: £25

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 and where your photo was taken. Also let us know if you are aged under 18, in order to be eligible for those special categories. If your photo contains children, you must gain permission from their parents. Download the child release form from our website and send with your entry.

By taking part in the competition, you are helping Kingston Heritage Service preserve Kingston's present for the future. All entries will be kept in the Borough archive for future generations to enjoy. By submitting your image you are transferring the copyright to Kingston Heritage Service and giving permission to use it.