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Photographic Competition

Theme 'A Special Jubilee Celebration'

We run an annual photographic competition for students with a different theme each year. The competition normally runs in the Autumn culminating with a presentation of certificates to the winners at the click clock gallery by the Mayor of Croydon. Photographs are mounted & displayed in the Clocktower Cafe which is open to the public.

Last year we ran this competition as an online only event due to the Covid-19 crisis. This year, the competition will be both online and face-to-face with the best 20 entries (including the winning entries) being displayed both in the click-clock gallery in Croydon during October & November, and here on our website for the duration of the competition. The photographs will still be judged in the same way as before, and we have the same great prizes on offer - a photoshoot with a professional photographer and an array of runner's up prizes. These will be awarded at a presentation evening in November (date to be advised) at the Clocktower Gallery.

To enter the competition

  1. Compose and create your photograph. This should be saved as a high resolution image file.

  2. Download the entry form here.

  3. Complete the entry form, and email it and the photograph you are entering to

  4. Submissions must be received by 24th October 2022. There will be a presentation evening where the winners will be announced.

Rules for submission
  1. All entrants must be in full time education at a school/college.

  2. Each student may enter up to 3 photographs.

  3. Photographs must be submitted electronically via email to the Rotary Sanderstead and Selsdon club secretary at the email address above by 5pm on Friday 21st October 2022.

  4.  Photos may be colour or B&W and Portrait or Landscape format.

  5. Electronic versions (.jpg files please).  Ideally please ensure that the file is no larger than 3mb.

  6. Electronic file names should be assigned by entrants to include their full name and the title of the photograph

  7. All submissions must be accompanied by a completed application form.

  8. The entrant must ensure that, if specific individuals are incorporated in the photographs, then those individuals have given their permission for photos to be displayed on the Rotary Sanderstead and Selsdon website/Facebook page and in the local press.

  9. All photos provided electronically will become the property of Rotary Sanderstead and Selsdon.

  10. Rotary Sanderstead and Selsdon will be entitled to use the images free of charge in connection with its publicity e.g. the winning entries will be posted on the Club’s website and displayed in its magazine and calendar. The Croydon Advertiser Group will have the same entitlement. The photographer’s name will be shown as far as possible.


The judges will be appointed by Rotary Sanderstead and Selsdon and their decisions will be final.

There will be prizes in two age categories;

  • 13 to 16 years

  • 17 years and over

Prizes and Awards
  • The Main Prize winners in both age categories will enjoy a day’s photo-shoot/workshop with
    an experienced photographer.

  • Second prize in the 17+ age category will be a photo-shoot with the Mayor in the Mayors
    parlour with coaching from an experienced photographer.

  • The award of photo-shoot prizes will be subject to Public Health England rules and
    regulations that exist at the time of award. Rotary Sanderstead and Selsdon reserve the right to alter, substitute or otherwise change awarded prizes at their discretion.

  • Other prizes will be in the form of vouchers.


Viewing Gallery


As well as the normal public display at the Click-Clock gallery in the Croydon Clocktower Café, Rotary will host an entrant’s gallery via its website with viewing access given to entrants and the public for the duration of the competition.

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