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Leamington PhotoFest 2023

Share your love of photography!

© Colin Wells

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.

The cost per entry is only £4 Early Bird £3 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.

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All new categories for 2023:

  • People – portraits, sport / action, street photography etc.
  • Places – everything scenic: landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes
  • Still Life – inanimate objects, either found or arranged
  • Animals – pets, wildlife, birds, insects etc.
  • Abstract – get creative!

Shortlisted photographs will be printed, mounted and displayed in Gallery Photiq in Park Street, Leamington Spa during October 2023.

Lots of awards and prizes!

Adult and Youth categories
Cash prizes for Category winners
Best of Leamington Spa Award
Gallery Choice (selected by the owners of Photiq)
People’s Choice (selected by public vote)

2023 Judging Panel

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

Other judges to be announced soon!

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Overview of Rules

  • Open to UK residents only.
  • You can enter photos taken anywhere, but all photos must have been taken since 1st January 2021.
  • You can’t enter photos submitted to any previous Leamington PhotoFest.
  • 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
  • Entries are divided into the following classes:
    • Adult (over age 16)
    • Youth (under age 16) – all Youth entries must be made and endorsed by parent / adult guardian
  • Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
    • People
    • Places
    • Still Life
    • Animals
    • Abstract
  • Entry fees and limits:
    £4 per image Early Bird Entry £3
    • There is no limit to the number of images you may enter.
  • The closing date for entries is Sunday 10th September 2023 at 23:59 pm British Summer Time. Entries received after this date will not be considered.

Click here to read the complete Rules before entering (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.

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