Chichester Canal 2022 Photography Competition Now Open

The competition is open to amateur photographers, entry is free and there are prizes for the best images. The winning photographs will be displayed in the Heritage Centre at Chichester Canal Basin. The best entries will feature on any merchandise and future Canal publicity.

Catherine Cannon, Trustee, said, “Every year the quality of the photos just gets better, I can’t wait to see this year’s submissions. We’ve invited a number of local schools to take part and I’m really looking forward to seeing the junior entries”.

This year the prizes include a Giclee print of your favourite  image offered by Selsey Press; Whitby’s has donated a 7-piece photo frame and the Trust has donated a fish and chip cruise on trip boat Richmond. This year there will also be a special prize for the best junior, 17 and under, entry. This is either a one-day workshop to learn more about taking photos with your DSLR OR a half-day one to one session with the principal of Imber Court Photo Training to learn more about your DSLR camera .

The entries will need to capture images of Chichester Canal and its environment. Previous entries have featured people, wildlife and activities, successfully capturing the seasons, emotions and heritage of the Canal. The competition closes on 28th August at noon. The winner will have the opportunity to choose a prize of their choice from the prize list, followed by the runner up and then third place. Digital images, ideally 2mb and above, are a requirement to entry and can be submitted to There is a maximum of 3 entries per person. Junior entries are asked to state their age.

Competition rules can be found here

Chichester Canal is operated and maintained by the Chichester Ship Canal Trust, a small, volunteer led, self-funded charity. The purpose of the Trust is to preserve and maintain an attractive and accessible canal, safeguarding the unique heritage and natural habitat, for present and future generations to enjoy. In 2022 it is 200 years since the first formal opening of the canal, celebrated with a programme of anniversary events.

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