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Bracknell Forest photo competition

2020 competition now open

Our new photo competition is now open for entries.

This year, we’re asking amateur photographers to send us their photos of how they are:

‘staying safe and inspired’ in Bracknell Forest borough

It has been a very tough year for many because of the coronavirus pandemic. We’re hoping that taking part in our competition will engage residents in a creative project and paint a picture of how people are spending their leisure time.

The competition, which is being sponsored by ESDP and Duncan Yeardley Estate Agents, has an emphasis on time spent on the following:

  • leisure time at home, for example in the garden
  • home working arrangements
  • out for your daily exercise

It also celebrates that it’s the Year of the Garden in 2020 and we look forward to seeing lots of photos of your gardens, window boxes and local wildlife!

Images that demonstrate that the photographer has given some thought to the competition theme ‘Stay safe and inspired' will be marked more highly.

Please note that entries must be taken in Bracknell Forest Borough.

How to submit

Entries should be sent to Unfortunately we cannot accept postal entries at this time.

Please include:

  • the photographer’s name
  • either a telephone number or email address

You may also want to include a short caption along with the image. This may help your image score more highly.

Photographs submitted in digital form should ideally be no larger 5mb in file-size, with a recommended maximum of 20mb per email, so that they don’t get blocked by our mail filters.

The closing date for entries is Saturday 31 October 2020. Any entries received after this date will not be considered.

Last year

The winning entries of last year’s Bracknell Forest photo competition, which celebrates what inspires people about living and working in the borough.

The theme was ‘Inspirational Bracknell Forest’.

The key question was:

"What inspires you about living in the borough?"

Adult category winner

Graham Butcher - wasp

The winner of the adult category was Graham Butcher, for his stunning photo of a wasp on a yellow flower at Savernake Park. 

Graham, who lives in Surrey, is a regular visitor to the borough and enjoys capturing the nature and wildlife that inspires him and his photography.

Under 18s winner

Mountain Biking in Swinley Forest

Crowthorne resident, 15 year old Finley Saunders, was inspired to capture a self-portrait of himself mountain biking in Swinley Forest.

The winning entries of last year’s Bracknell Forest photo competition, which also celebrated what inspires people about living and working in the borough, can be viewed on South Hill Park exhibitions page.

Competition sponsors

Thank you to our competition sponsors, the Economic Skills and Development Partnership and Duncan Yeardly, and to South Hill Park for hosting the exhibition in early 2020.