The Battersea Society’s Photography Award My Battersea is open to everyone and aims to explore what Battersea means to the people who live and work in the area - whether it’s the vibrant architecture, rich heritage, diverse culture, fascinating people or great open spaces.

Terms and Conditions


1. Photographs entered must be taken in the Battersea area - as defined by the map on the My Battersea website or have a link to Battersea.

2. Entries are limited to three per entrant. If more than three images are entered by the same entrant, only the first three will be accepted. Entries may only be submitted online via the competition website

3. Whilst editing and enhancement is allowed the judges reserve the right to exclude any image they believe may have been excessively treated so as to alter its authenticity.

4. The competition is open to UK residents only. Entrants under the age of 18 need the verifiable consent of a parent or guardian to enter.

5. Entrants must complete all sections of the online entry form. Any entrants under the age of 18 will need their parents or guardians to fill out the sections asking for their parent or guardian's name and phone number together with their email address, which will be used to enable that verification.

6. The competition closes at 23:59 on Monday 20 April 2020. Entries received after this date will not be considered.

7. The photographs will be judged by the My Battersea Photographic Award judging panel – comprising three judges – during April 2020 after the closing date. Judges will select 30 finalists, ten from each age group, that will comprise the My Battersea Photographic Award exhibition at the Royal College of Art’s Dyson Gallery in Battersea taking place from 20-24 May 2020. The Judges will also select a winner for each of the three age categories, and from those three an overall winner.

8. Winners will be announced at an Award ceremony in  May 2020 – and details of all winners and finalists will be available on My Battersea competition website.

9. The winner of each age category will receive a cash prize – 10 years & under £100, 11-17 years £150, 18 years & over £250 - with the overall winner receiving a further £250. The three winning works will be framed and the cost for this met by the Battersea Society. The prizes are as stated and cannot be deferred or transferred.

10. The finalists’ work will appear in an exhibition to be held at the Royal College of Art’s Dyson Gallery in Battersea from 20-24 May 2020. In addition, twelve photographs may be selected for a My Battersea Calendar along with a set of My Battersea postcards and Christmas cards which will be sold in aid of The Battersea Society charity. The finalists’ work may also be used in promotion of the competition.

11. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured.

12. Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs that they submit to the My Battersea Photographic Award. By entering the competition all entrants selected for exhibition grant the Battersea Society the right to use their photographs to promote the competition and also agree to take part in post-competition publicity.

13. Entrants whose photographs are selected for exhibition grant to the Battersea Society the rights to publish and exhibit their photographs in print, on their website or in any other media and to use their photographs for the My Battersea calendar, postcards or Christmas cards or other promotional products in perpetuity. No fees will be payable for any of the above uses. Entrants whose photographs are selected for the calendar, postcards or Christmas cards will be credited for their work.

14. By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules

15. The Battersea Society reserves the right to cancel this competition or alter any of the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.

16. If the winner is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made, the Battersea Society reserves the right to either offer the prize to a runner up, or to re-offer the prize in any future competition.

17. These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales. This competition is administered by the Battersea Society

18. To enter the competition you have provided us with your personal data including your photographic entry. The Battersea Society will only use this data in relation to the My Battersea Photographic Award and will not share or sell your data with any third party.