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Take Part in our Heritage at Risk Photo Competition

This summer we're running a photography competition on the theme of 'Heritage at Risk' to highlight the region’s stunning historic places and draw attention to some of the challenges they face.

The competition is now closed - we will be sharing news of the winners soon

View of one of the Scheduled Monuments at RAF Bicester overgrown by grass and weeds
What Heritage at Risk can you capture? © Historic England

Capturing Heritage at Risk

The competition, open to everyone, is an opportunity for budding photographers young and old to dust off their cameras. We want you to capture historic sites under the theme of 'Heritage at Risk'. These could be places that are on Historic England’s South East Heritage at Risk Register or they could be other historic places that look a little unloved.

  • Is there a beautiful historic building on your high street lying empty?
  • Can you capture ivy taking over a tumbling ruin?
  • Is there a leaky drain on your local church?
  • Or is your local historic park looking a bit neglected?

The prizes

There are two categories: one for children under 18 and another for people aged 18 and over. The Judges’ top 10 choices from across both categories will be shown in a public exhibition.

The prizes for each category are:

First prize: A day with a Historic England photographer in London and a chance to take a photo to be featured in the annual Heritage at Risk Register publication.

Second prize: A framed image from the Historic England Archive

Five runner up prizes: Copies of the new Historic England book Photographing Historic Buildings by Steve Cole

View of Brookwood Cemetary
Explore Heritage at Risk places on the register near you © Historic England

How to take part

The competition is now closed - we will be sharing news of the winners soon


Heritage at Risk in the South East

In the South East there are 506 historic places on the Heritage at Risk Register. These include 86 Grade I and II* buildings, 217 scheduled monuments, 104 places of worship, 24 registered parks and gardens, one battlefield, four protected wrecks and 70 conservation areas all at risk of neglect, decay or inappropriate change.

Our Heritage at Risk Team is dedicated to finding solutions to the many challenges faced by this wide variety of sites. They provide grant aid, time and expertise to make sure that these special places continue to be enjoyed by future generations. But the public are our eyes and ears on the ground so we're looking forward to seeing the region’s heritage at risk through the eyes and lenses of the people who perhaps live or work near these buildings and landscapes.

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