Can You Capture Spelthorne?

Spelthorne Council is looking for the best photographs of the borough.

This is a chance for you to get outside, explore our beautiful borough and show off your photography skills. You don’t need an expensive camera to take part, any camera or smart phone will do, as long as the photograph was taken in Spelthorne after 1 January 2018.


Living in Spelthorne – What does Spelthorne mean to you? Send us photographs of local life including events, social activities – in fact anything that you feel captures the spirit of this vibrant community.

Urban landscape – Spelthorne is home to many interesting buildings from the historic to the modern. Which buildings capture your imagination or reflect where you live?

Hidden gems – This is an opportunity for you to capture those hidden gems or secret corners that you want to share with us. Be as creative as you like.

Water scenes – Did you know that one third of Spelthorne is covered by water? From the River Thames to the many reservoirs and lakes, we would love to see your waterside snaps. You could include wildlife, boating or simply lovely waterscapes.

Under 16s – We can accept entries for any of the above categories.


The winner of each category will receive a prize and the overall competition winner will receive a £50 voucher and their photograph will be published on the cover of the summer edition of the Bulletin magazine. Additionally the best 25 pictures will be displayed at an exhibition in the borough.

How to enter

Up to five photos can be submitted per entrant, either as digital images or hard copy prints (unfortunately we will be unable to return prints). Please include a short caption that best describes the image, your chosen category and provide your contact details (name, telephone number and postal or email address, plus your age if under 16yrs).

Email your entries to or post your entries to: Capture Spelthorne photography competition 2018, Spelthorne Borough Council, Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 1XB.

The closing date for entries is 31 May. Winning entries will be notified by Friday 15 June.

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