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NCF photo competition

TD & WG Residents' Association 
Nature & Climate Festival 
Photography Competition 
Sponsored by Killik & Co  

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

As part of our second Nature & Climate Festival (8-10 September 2023) 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 scenery that capture the very best of our nature and climate in 2023. 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; a detailed close-up or a wide-angle scenic shot. Just take the photos that inspire you.

The competition is open to all ages and the best photographs will be displayed as part of the TD&WGRA Nature & Climate Festival in September and afterwards they will move to the exhibition space in Killik & Co’s office in Esher High Street. The winning photographs will also be used for future issues of Thames Ditton Today magazine.

You can enter your photographs in four categories:

  1. Nature & wildlife - the animal world
  2. Nature & wildlife - local plant life
  3. Thames Ditton & Weston Green’s Natural Environment - our natural surroundings
  4. Open category - nature & climate beyond TD&WG

Prizes are: £50 for the winner in each category and £25 each for up to three highly commended photographs in each category. There will also be a special prize of £50 for the best junior photograph (under 18).

Closing date for entries is: Friday 25th August 2023.

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

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 18)
  • Category for which the photograph is entered
  • Title of the photograph and when and where it was taken


  • All entrants for categories 1-3 must live, work or attend school/college in Thames Ditton & Weston Green.
  • Entrants for category 4 may live outside the area.
  • 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 Killik & Co 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 if the editor chooses.
  • Prizes will be awarded in cash / bank transfer within ten days of announcement of the winners.