Photographic competition 2020

Do you have 2020 vision? Why not use it to support our next photographic competition and exhibition?

The theme for the next one is “Built in Herne Bay”, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Deadline for entries is 7th January 2020, for an exhibition from 18th January. All photos entered will be on display, and visitors will have a chance to vote for their favourites for the next calendar.

Entries should be submitted as A4 landscape prints please, and the file kept for submission if your photo is one selected for the calendar/postcards.

We’ve had some fantastic entries over the past few years, and would love to see more junior entries as well as adult ones – why not encourage younger family members to try their hand and explore our town for interesting images?

This competition has now ended.
The 2021 calendar is now available.

Thanks for the photos (and votes!)

Last week it was time to say goodbye to the 2019 photography competition exhibits, as all the pictures were taken down and the votes counted.

This was our most successful competition and exhibition yet, with 62 total photos from 24 photographers – some familiar names and some new to us.
You all supported the exhibition by voting as well, with 226 voting slips submitted, giving a total of 1064 votes (we allowed 5 votes per slip, but not everyone used all of theirs!).

The top 12 photos will be made into a calendar for 2020, which will be available from our shop in late summer, so if your name is on the winner’s list we’ll be in touch to ask for the photo files please. Congratulations to all photographers whose photos were chosen – they’ll all be thanked with a free calendar once they’re available. The volunteer’s choice photographers also receive five free postcards featuring their photo.

A big thank you to all who supported the museum either by submitting photos or coming along to view and place votes.

Herne Bay Pier at Sunset, by Colin Winch – Volunteer’s Choice
Colourful Beach Huts, by John Newell – Volunteer’s Choice
A Bird’s Eye View, by John Holland – Volunteer’s Choice
Reculver Morn, by Colin Winch
Shadows on the Beach, by Peter Riley
Snowed Inn at Hampton, by Barry Mount
Dusk Descends over Hampton Pier, by Steve Roberts
An Evening Stroll, by Peter Riley
Golden Day, by Eileen Wilkinson
Social Gathering on the Seawall, by Volker Jöttkandt
Sunset Flight, by Gemma Witts
Nature on the Beach, by Michael Langman

Next year’s photo exhibition will be on the theme Built in Herne Bay, with entry forms and Terms and Conditions available from our website.

The deadline for entries will be 7th January 2020, ready for the exhibition from the 18th January.

Photographic exhibition now open

We had a fantastic range of photos entered for our photographic exhibition and competition, possibly our biggest set so far, and they’re all on display in our front gallery. Come and admire them, and vote for your favourites to join the volunteer choices in our 2020 calendar, available from the museum shop from later summer onwards.

The last few of our 2019 calendars are still available at a reduced rate while stocks last.

Next year’s theme will be on architecture in and around Herne Bay (the Hampton/Reculver/Herne triangle). Why not take a wander around the town and see what gems you can spot?

Setting up the exhibition gallery with all the photo entries.

Don’t forget our photo competition!

Poster for our 2019 photo competition Natural Herne Bay - forms available from our websitePosters for our next photo competition will be going up around town soon! We are looking for photos that show off Natural Herne Bay.

We ask that your photos show some aspect of nature and can be identified as taken somewhere within the area of the Hampton/Reculver/Herne triangle.

Up to three entries per person, to be submitted as prints (preferably A4 landscape size) along with an entry form. Entries to be with the Seaside Museum by 15th January 2019.

Entries will form our January/February exhibition next year, and the top 12 entries (4 chosen by museum volunteers plus 8 chosen by public vote) will form our 2020 calendar.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!


Photography competition and exhibition – Natural Herne Bay

2020 is a long time away! But we’re already thinking about it.

The 2018 exhibition, Leisure and Pleasure in Herne Bay, is now over, and we’re in the process of putting together a calendar from the winning entries. This will be available to buy in our museum shop from around September-time, and makes an excellent present.

2019 will see our next exhibition and competition, with the theme Natural Herne Bay, and the winning photos from that will go forward into our 2020 calendar.

While January 2019 is a long way away, we want to give you plenty of notice so that you can take some fantastic photos over the next few months. So we’re already releasing the entry forms, and look forward to receiving your entries.

We’d like to see photos that show some element of nature within the Hampton/Reculver/Herne triangle (ideally there would be something within the picture that shows the location).

Photo Competition Entry Form 2019

Photo Competition Terms and Conditions 2019