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Harrow Photographer of the Year 2024 opens for entries

Following a hugely successful first year, the Harrow Photographer of the Year competition is back and open for entries.

Harrow Giving, the charity supporting community organisations in Harrow, invites everyone—from seasoned photographers to smartphone enthusiasts—to submit their best photographs of Harrow under the theme ‘This is our story’. Entrants have the chance to win £250, which will be split between themselves and a local charity of their choice, as well as secure a place in the autumn exhibition.

Last year’s competition saw Peter Keeble take home the top prize with his stunning photograph of Wealdstone, titled ‘More In Common Than What Divides Us’, which impressed the judges. The ‘People’s Choice’ award went to Bill Chalmers for his captivating ‘Sunset over Newton Park’, chosen by visitors to the Harrow Giving tent at the summer community fairs.


The competition isn’t just for adults—young people aged 18 and under can compete for the title of Harrow Young Photographer of the Year. Last year, some of the entries in this category were impressive enough to rival the adult submissions.

Harrow Photographer of the Year 2024 opens for entries Harrow Online
Sunset Over Newton Park by Bill Chalmers

Katherine Saminaden, Visual Communications Officer at Harrow Giving told Harrow Online, “Last year was brilliant – we had such a diverse range of photos, and it really felt like a feel-good celebration of Harrow. This year we are challenging people to enter photos that tell their story – perhaps a place that has special significance to them, or the community that made them who they are.”


The deadline for submissions is 1st August, via the website www.harrowgiving.org.uk/photographer, where you can also see last year’s winning photographs and find guidance and support to help you to take a great photo.

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