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"King's in Spring" Photography Competition

Spring photo competition V2

As the clocks will soon turn forward to British Summer Time, I wanted to share with you all our second “King’s in Spring” photography competition.

This competition is the perfect opportunity to take a refreshing escape from screens, labs and virtual meetings and let nature inspire you. Perhaps you’ll take a walk with a colleague or classmate, seeking out tucked-away gems to capture. Perhaps you’ll spot blooming cherry blossoms, sunny reflections on our buildings, or the play of light through the leaves. For those new to King’s, this could be the opportunity to explore the local area surrounding your place of work or study.

Happy Snapping!



General rules

  • The competition is open to all King’s staff and students and the photograph must have been taken by the entrant and be submitted via your King’s email account.
  • Photographs must have been taken on a King’s Campus (Strand, Waterloo, Guy’s (including Lavington Street), Denmark Hill, St Thomas’, Shrivenham) or King’s Service Centre in Cornwall.
  • Entrants can submit a single photograph in JPEG or PNG format, include your name in the file name and send to
  • Please include in the covering email with your photograph attached
    • Your full name
    • Staff or Student
    • Faculty/Department/Directorate
    • Course of study if you are a student
    • Date the picture was taken
    • Location of the photograph.
  • Images should be a minimum of 1MB and no larger than 5MB in size.
  • We are aware that digital photography does allow for some image enhancement. You can enter an images that has had spots, scratches or other blemishes removed. You can have worked on the colour or enhanced the image for the sake of composition. You can also crop the image to improve composition. However, we will not accept composite images – entries that stitch two or more separate photographs together to make one image or entries that superimpose elements photographed separately into an image.
  • The competition closes at 5pm on Friday 24th May 2024. Entries received after this date will not be considered.
  • All entries will be judged by a panel on the following criteria:
    • Works to the theme (King’s in Spring)
    • Composition
    • Technical ability
    • Originality
  • Prizes will be awarded in the form of vouchers for First (£250), Second (£100) and Third places (£50) and the winning entries showcased on King’s intranet, in King’s Essentials, on the student news pages and in the student newsletter. The images may also be shared across King’s social media channels.
  • Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs. By entering the competition you grant King’s the right to publish and exhibit the photographs in print, social media and on the website and intranet in perpetuity
  • General shots of an area of the campus which includes people are fine. However, if the clear focus of the photograph is of a person or small group, permission must be granted by the individuals concerned before you submit your entry. Please provide evidence of this using this form.