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2024 South Downs Photo Competition

2024 South Downs Photo Competition

The National Park’s ever-popular photo competition returns for 2024 with a new theme of “Stunning Seasons of the South Downs”.

People are being asked to submit breath-taking images that capture the true essence of spring, summer, autumn and winter in the National Park. There will be a winner for each season, with a top prize of £100. 

For the first time in the competition’s history, there will be a “Towns and Villages” sub-category with a top prize of £100.

Judges will be looking for an amazing image showcasing one of the National Park’s many towns, villages and hamlets, such as images of high streets, village squares, public parks, churches, historic buildings or community events such as summer fetes.

As always, the photo competition will feature a non-themed wildlife category, with a top prize of £100 for an incredible shot of one, or many, of the beautiful creatures inhabiting the South Downs, as well as a runner-up prize of £50.

The youth competition returns this year for budding young photographers – with categories 10 years and under and 11 to 17 and young photographers challenged to snap an amazing seasonal shot of spring, summer, autumn or winter.

The prize for 10 years and under will be a family ticket to Marwell Wildlife, while the winner of the 11 to 17 category will win a family ticket to BirdWorld.

Upload your entry – it’s quick and easy!

To take part, please upload your image, or images, by following the links below.

You can upload up to eight images in total across all the different categories (so not eight images per category!) and please make sure to fill in the fields for each photograph!

Entries close on 31 October 2024.

NB: if you are registered to use the South Downs Photo Library, please ensure you are logged out before submitting your entry. Alternatively, use an Incognito or Private browser window.

Stunning Seasons of the South Downs


Towns and Villages

Youth Competition

Our terms and conditions can be read here.

Good luck everyone!

If you have any issues with uploading an image, please email commsteam@southdowns.gov.uk 


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