Photo Competition 2018

The Royal Parks
Photo Competition 2018
Celebrating the best of the Royal Parks

Some great prizes up for grabs and a few simple rules:

Enter via Facebook page or the website 
One entry per category per person
You can submit small files for judging but you must have a high resolution file of over 4MB – this is so that large prints of the winners can be made.

In line with park rules, drone photography cannot be accepted
Please read the full competition details and terms and conditions on the website before you enter.

Entries accepted up to midday on 23 April 2018


Nature – the living things in our parks, from plants and trees to animals and insects
A huge part of what we do is providing the best possible environment for wildlife in our parks, so that visitors can interact with nature on their doorsteps. We want to see photos celebrating the wide variety of living things we share the parks with. Please be especially considerate when taking photos of animals and put their wellbeing first. Although many conscientious photographers use a long lens we can’t accept close ups of deer or nesting birds. The lens used isn’t clear to the viewer and we don’t want to encourage people to get too close. No photos of bird feeding either please!

History and heritage – your take on the parks’ history
The history of the Royal Parks goes back hundreds of years and there’s evidence of this everywhere you look. Monuments, unique architecture, vistas, memorials and carefully preserved original features both natural and man-made make each park truly unique. We want to see photos that celebrate our history and heritage and identify them as some of London’s greatest destinations. Please remember to get consent from anyone in the photograph and  photos with children in them can only be accepted with written consent from an adult.

Events – from huge concerts to art fairs to guided walks
Whether taken in the crowd at one of our world renowned concerts or enjoying some family time at a community event in one of the education centres, we want to see photos that capture the moment. Please remember to get consent from anyone in the photograph,  photos with children in them will only be accepted with written consent from an adult.

People – exercising, playing or just watching the world go by
Our parks play a big part in helping people lead healthy lives and get away from the rush of day to day. We want to see photos of people enjoying themselves using the parks as they are intended to be used, whether that’s taking in the sights, exercising, cycling, reading a book or enjoying a picnic with friends. Again, please remember to get consent from anyone in the photograph, we will only accept photos with children in them with written consent from the adult responsible for them.



A wonderful chance to learn more about the nature of Richmond Park by spending a morning with one of its Wildlife Officers, followed by lunch for two at the stunning Pembroke Lodge.

History and heritage

A VIP pass behind the scenes to Trooping the Colour, the world famous ceremony that dates back to the 17th Century.


Two tickets to see Roger Waters at the fantastic BST Hyde Park, one of the hottest events of the summer.


Two tickets to one of our small events of your choice, plus lunch for two at the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen in Hyde Park.

Overall winner

A £500 voucher to spend at the camera retailer of your choice.

Judging will take place in two stages. The first is a public vote via Facebook. This will determine a shortlist for each category and from these shortlists the judges will picks the four winners. There will also be an overall winner chosen by The Royal Parks. Winners will be announced at the end of May 2018.

Sheena Harvey, Editor BBC Wildlife Magazine – Nature
Wesley Kerr OBE, broadcaster, historian and The Royal Parks Trustee – History and heritage
Joseph Constable, Assistant Curator at The Serpentine – Events
Mark Laing, professional photographer at Grey Wolf Photography – People
Good luck!