Last Updated on May 30, 2022 by Kingston Society

Kingston – Right here Right now

Celebrating the urban and natural heritage of the Royal Borough of Kingston

A photographic exhibition Call for entries

2022 is our Diamond Jubilee year and in partnership with the Malden Camera Club we would like to mark the year with a very special Photography Competition Exhibition exploring Kingston upon Thames’ rich urban history and natural environment. Up to 60 selected photographs from this competition will be included in an anniversary exhibition called “Kingston – Right Here Right Now”

We are looking for interesting and creative photographs of the buildings and environment of the Borough to serve as a snap-shot time capsule of the Borough in 2022 for viewers in sixty years’ time (in 2082).


In partnership with the Malden Camera Club we would like to mark our 60th anniversary year with a very special Photography Exhibition exploring Kingston upon Thames rich urban history and natural environment.

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Exhibition Competition details

Celebrating the urban and natural heritage of the Royal Borough of Kingston

You are invited to submit up to three photographs within the categories: Heritage, Natural Environment and Built Environment

We will be exhibiting up to 60 photographs at an exhibition to be held at All Saints Church Market Place, Kingston 29th October – 13th November 2022. These images will be selected by a panel of judges from the Kingston Society and the Malden Camera Club.

The competition entry deadline for digital submissions is midnight 5th September 2022. The shortlist competitors will be asked to submit a printed version of their image by 24th September.

Subject matter is limited to the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Images will be added to the Kingston Society’s digital archives for future generations as a photographic statement of the borough as it is now.

Prizes will be awarded to those photos judged best in each category by a selected jury of Kingston Society and Malden Camera Club members. Chair of the judging panel will review anonymized entries. The judges’ decision will be final.

Three Best Entries in each category as determined by the judges will be awarded a special Prize (TBA)
Philpott Award: Natural environment Award
Godding Award: Built Environment Award
Chairman’s award: Heritage or best creative entry

Guidelines and rules

The exhibition is open to all photographers, whether amateur or professional

  • There will be no age categories for the exhibition – entries from anyone under age 16 years must have parental permission.
  • The competition is open until midnight 5th September
  • Up to three entries may be submitted by each photographer
  • All photos must be of our buildings (interior or exterior) or of the environment from anywhere within the boundaries of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, not limited to Kingston town centre.
  • Photographs can be colour or black and white, filters and other effects may be applied but must be the true reflection of the place. Photographs may be taken on any camera – from smartphone cameras to high end professional equipment.
  • The digital versions must conform to the following format:
    • Be in .jpg, .jpeg or .heic format
    • Be limited to a maximum of 2,500 pixels wide and 2,500 pixels high
    • Be a maximum of 5Mb in size
  • Each entry must be accompanied by:
    • A brief biography of the photographer
    • A brief (up to 100 words) commentary on each photograph
  • By submitting your entry, you confirm that your entry is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any UK laws or third-party rights, and that there are no conflicting agreements in place that restrict usage of your entry. You also confirm that you are the sole owner of the copyright in the entry.
  • Copyright to the photographs remains with the photographer. However, all of the selected entries may be used by the Kingston Society online or in print. Any such use will include the name of the Photographer, wherever practicable or unless otherwise advised. By entering you agree that the Kingston Society may use your image in future partnership projects or in an educational or promotional capacity.
  • By entering photos into the competition, you are contributing your image to Kingston Society digital collection and may be used in Kingston Society’s social media.
  • All entries from a young person under the age of 16 must include parent/guardian consent.
  • If your photograph contains an image of a minor (person under the age of 16) or vulnerable adult, then you will be required to submit a minor release form signed by the parent or legal guardian of the minor alongside your submission.
  • We will assume that all submissions have the permissions of anyone featured in the photograph (this is the responsibility of the entrant)

    All entrants must have completed this entry form to enter, agreeing to these conditions

Selection Process

We will select up to 60 photos to be shown in the exhibition. The selection panel will consist of 5 selected members of Malden Camera Club and Kingston Society. The judges’ decision will be final.

Those photographers whose entries have been selected will be asked to provide a print, mounted on 50 x 40 cms card. The print itself must be big enough to be seen clearly in an exhibition, but the aspect ratio is entirely the photographers’ choice.

Framing will be carried out by the exhibition organisers.

Entry form


  • Maximum image size is 5MB
  • Please name your files like this example: smith_jane_kingston_bridge_1.jpg (lastname_firstname_image_title_imagenumber .extension)
  • Allowable file types are .jpg, .jpeg, .png and .heic
  • Please note you cannot submit the entry until you have filled the fields or consents marked with an * (asterisk)
  • Images uploaded directly from a smart phone/device library are likely to have file names overwritten. Save your images first to a hard drive, name them as above and then submit
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PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST FILL IN  THE CONSENT OPTIONS BELOW (Fields with marked with an * are mandatory)

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