Museum competitions

Capture Kingston

Capture Kingston 2017

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 relaxing and unwinding. Please take this in the broadest possible sense. Think parks, leisure activities, lunch breaks, five-minute breaks, socialising, stress relieving, hidden retreats and suburban oases. Anything you feel represents unwinding and relaxing in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. 

Three Simple Rules

  • Photos must be taken in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
  • Photos must relate to this year's theme: relaxing and unwinding
  • Photos must be submitted by 30 October 2017

Categories and Prizes

  • Overall Winner: Les Kirkin Memorial Trophy and £50
  • Most Historically Valuable: £40
  • Best Entry by Photographer Aged Under 18: £25
  • Smart Phone Photography: £25

Email your entry to:

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 your photo was taken on a smart phone or 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. So by submitting your image you are giving permission for Kingston Heritage Service to use it. Special thanks to Kristal Digital Imaging Centre, Castle Street, Kingston for sponsoring this year's competition. Thanks also to the Friends of Kingston Museum for their support.