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Leamington PhotoFest 2022

Share your love of photography!

Leamington PhotoFest is a national photography competition and exhibition—a visual celebration of all that is special and beautiful in our world.

We encourage everyone with a camera or smartphone to capture images of the things you love and show us what inspires you. This is open to your personal interpretation, but we’re specifically looking for photographs that convey creativity and personal expression.

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The cost per entry is only £4 per image! All the proceeds will go to producing the event and supporting our photographic community—your entry fee will contribute toward hosting the online competition platform, printing and mounting the selected photos for exhibition, promoting the contest plus, of course, the awards event and all the prizes.

Shortlisted photographs will be printed, mounted and displayed in Gallery Photiq in Park Street, Leamington Spa during November 2022.

Lots of awards and prizes to be given!

Adult –1st Prize, 2nd Prize, Highly Commended
Youth – 1st Prize, 2nd Prize, Highly Commended
Best of Leamington Spa – Adult and Youth
Gallery Choice (selected by the owners of Photiq)
People’s Choice (selected by public vote)

2022 Judging Panel

Ruth and Nat Coalson – owners of Gallery Photiq. Nat is a photographic artist, teacher and author; Ruth is a business development expert and marketeer.

Ray Spence – Warwick-based fine art photographer, lecturer and author, Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.

LA Creativity – London-based, multidisciplinary female photographic artist with a specific interest in capturing the essence of people in portraits.

Sarah Horne – Artist, award winning florist and designer and owner of Sarah Horne Flowers in Leamington Spa.


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Overview of Rules

  1. Open to UK residents only.
  2. You can enter photos taken anywhere, but all photos must have been taken since 1st January 2020.
  3. You can’t enter photos submitted to any previous Leamington PhotoFest.
  4. All entries must be submitted as digital images in JPEG format using the official competition platform (opening soon). Note that images which are too small or low resolution to be printed with good quality will not be considered for the Exhibition. Learn more about digital image sizes and resolution here
  5. Choose one of the two categories to enter:
    • Adult
    • Youth (under age 16) – all Youth entries must be made and endorsed by parent / adult guardian
  6. Entry fees and limits:
    • £4 per image
    • There is no limit to the number of images you may enter.
  7. The closing date for entries is Sunday 2nd October 2022 at 23:59 pm British Summer Time. Entries received after this date will not be considered.

Read the complete Rules, Terms and Conditions here (PDF)

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This event is produced by and is the sole initiative of Gallery Photiq, of 40 Park Street, Leamington Spa CV32 4QN, and its owners, Nat and Ruth Coalson. All Copyrights remain those of their respective holders with All Rights Reserved.

Main photo © Matthew Sugars

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