Photographic Competition

Lockdown and Aftermath

As some of you will know, we run an annual photographic competition for students with a different theme each year. The competition normally runs in the Autumn culminating in a presentation of certificates to the winners at the click clock gallery by the Mayor of Croydon.

This year, we are doing things slightly differently due to the Covid-19 crisis. The competition will be online only, with no face-to-face presentation evening. Instead, the photographs will be displayed here on our website. 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.

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

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 28th August 2020.

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

  10. i. 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.


Judging will take place during September 2020 (dates yet to be finalised). Judges will be appointed by Rotary Sanderstead and Selsdon. Judges decision will be final.

There will additionally be a “People’s Choice Award” voted by members of the general public who will be able to view the photographs on the Rotary Sanderstead and Selsdon website. Voting will be via the website only.

There will be prizes in two age categories;

  • 13 to 16 years

  • 17 years and over

Prizes and Awards

The Main Prize winner in the 17 and over age category will enjoy a day’s photo-shoot with a professional photographer.

  • The Main Prize in the 13 to 16 category will win a photo-shoot with the Mayor in the Mayors parlour with coaching from a professional 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.


4. Exhibition and Awards Ceremony

There will be no award ceremony this year. All winners will be notified via email and prizes issued via the postal services or electronically via email.


5. Viewing Gallery

In lieu of 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.