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Photography Competition 

Let’s celebrate our wonderful local environment by capturing it on camera!

As part of our Nature & Climate Festival (23rd-25th September) we are running a photography competition, open to all residents of Thames Ditton and Weston Green.

We want to see your photographs of local wildlife or local scenery that capture the very best of our nature and climate in 2022. It might be in your garden, by the river or in one of our wonderful green spaces; it could be a butterfly on a flower or an interesting cloud formation; you could send us a detailed close-up or a scenic shot. Just take the photos that inspire you.

The competition is open to all ages and the best photographs will be displayed in an exhibition as part of the TD&WGRA Nature & Climate Festival in September. Winning photographs will also be used as covers for future issues of Thames Ditton Today magazine.

You can enter your photographs in these categories:

  • Nature & wildlife - the animal world
  • Nature & wildlife - local plant life
  • Thames Ditton & Weston Green’s Natural Environment - our natural surroundings

Plus an additional category so you can submit your best holiday photographs that celebrate our natural surroundings:

  • International wildlife 

Prizes are: £50 for the winner and £25 each for three highly commended photographs in each category. (Twelve prizes in total.) There will also be one special prize of £50 for the best junior photograph (under 16).

Closing date for entries is: Friday 16th September 2022
(extended from earlier date to allow schools/colleges to organise their entries)

Entry is free and individual entrants can submit a maximum of three photographs in the competition.

We're very pleased to announce that Ellie Goulding, singer/songwriter and UN Global Ambassador for the Environment, will be judging the photographs. 

How to Enter:

Send a JPEG file of your photograph/s to If preferred, you can send/deliver an A4 glossy print to Gill Coates, The Oaks, Orchard Gate, Esher, KT10 8HY.

Include a covering email / letter stating:

Your Name
Your Address (if you live outside Thames Ditton and Weston Green but are at school/ college, or work here, please state name of school attended or place of business)
Contact email and/or telephone number
Age (if under 16)
Category for which the photograph is entered
Title of the photograph and when and where it was taken


All entrants must live, work or attend school/college in Thames Ditton & Weston Green.
All photos must be the original work of the named entrant.
Photos must be in their original state, not altered in any way.
All judges' decisions are final.
By entering the competition, entrants give their consent for their photographs and name (and age if under 16) to be displayed in the Nature & Climate Festival exhibition and published in Thames Ditton Today magazine (use is at the discretion of the organisers/editor).
By entering the competition entrants give their consent for their photographs to be used as covers in future editions of Thames Ditton Today Magazine.
Prizes will be awarded in cash / bank transfer within ten days of announcement of the winners.