Take Part in our Heritage at Risk Photo Competition
Closing date extended till the 1st October.
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?
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
How to take part
Submit your photo via Twitter to @HE_SouthEast or email it to photo.competition@HistoricEngland.org.uk. You can only submit one photo entry per person and the image must have been taken in the South East. The closing date for all entries is midnight Sunday 1st October 2017. Please read our competition terms and conditions.
Please remember to take care when out photographing and not to trespass on private land. Entries to the under 18s category must be accompanied by a consent form completed by your parent or guardian.
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.