Heritage Open Days 9-18 September 2022 - What will you discover?

Photography Competition

We know you love taking pictures of the incredible range of events that take place for Heritage Open Days each year. Now’s your chance to share the pictures you take with our entire community - and win some great prizes whilst you’re at it!

This year we’re asking you to respond to the theme of ‘POWER’, which is yours to interpret in your own way. For example, you could capture buildings symbolising power, explore the power of nature, or take a closer look at places that generate power…the possibilities are endless!

The competition is open to everyone in the UK, and runs from the 13th September 2019 until midnight on the 1st October 2019. Entries should be submitted by email as outlined at the bottom of this page. Our judging panel will choose one winner, with two runners up prizes also up for grabs. The winners will be revealed in October 2019. Please carefully read the information below and ensure that you have understood the T&Cs of entry.


1st Place – Your image will be featured on our 2019 impact report, which is circulated to our organiser network, supporters and wider heritage sector. Your image will also be featured on the homepage of our website. In addition, you’ll receive a £100 gift voucher, courtesy of Cotswold Outdoor, providing you with all the kit to continue your heritage adventures

2nd Place - You’ll receive a £50 gift voucher, courtesy of Cotswold Outdoor.

3rd Place - You’ll receive a £35 gift voucher, courtesy of Cotswold Outdoor.

What to submit

Your photos must be taken at a Heritage Open Days 2019 event.

Where possible your images should be taken at 300dpi and sent as a jpeg file no bigger than 10MB. You must ask permission of the landowner and/or event organiser before taking any photos.

You’ll need any people featured in your photos to give written consent using our Model Release Form. Any images where people are identifiable that are not accompanied by a signed form will not be considered.

You must read the competition T&Cs before submitting your entries.

How to enter

Submit your images to us by email at info@heritageopendays.org.uk, subject line ‘2019 Photo Competition’. In your email please include the following information.

  • 1. Your image(s) as an attachment. Do not embed your image(s) into the email message itself as this will affect the image quality.
  • 2. Model release forms (if necessary) relevant to your image(s)
  • 3. A brief description of how your image relates to the theme of ‘POWER’
  • 4. Copy and paste the following text into your email…

I [insert your name] confirm that I have read and agreed to the competition terms and conditions and consent to the information and images I provide being used for the purposes outlined in these.


Event organisers, you can use this poster to promote the competition at you events.

If you have any questions, please email Andrew.Henderson@heritageopendays.org.uk or call 020 7824 7183.