village views

Village Views Photography Competition

The location of Aldington and Bonnington, being just above the Romney Marshes and, in the case of Aldington, upon a ‘hurst’ (or hill) means that we all enjoy some spectacular views.

village viewsWe are seeking to document those views so that they can be recorded as part of the character of our area – and to have a bit of fun whilst doing it, we are launching the Village Views Photography Competition. There is  £100 first prize to be won and 5 runner-up prizes of £20. The best photograph will be selected by a judging panel of creative professionals together with Paul O’Grady.

So – whilst out walking to disperse those Lockdown (2) blues… do make sure you have your mobile phone or a camera to hand to enter your Village View into our photography competition.  Email your photos to; along with details about where the shot was taken and your contact details. If your phone has a compass take a note after you’ve taken the image of the map coordinates.  Don’t worry if you don’t have this facility though; we will work it out!

Looking forward to seeing all your lovely photographs and hoping for some autumnal sunshine to make our parish glow.

Closing date for entries: Midnight on Friday 8th January 2021

Terms & Conditions of entry:

  1. This competition is open to residents and friends of Aldington & Bonnington parishes
  2. Photographs must be taken within either Aldington & Bonnington parishes and should feature your favourite village views
  3. Photographs must be original, taken by you and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition
  4. Photographs should be submitted via email as a .JPG file and be no larger than 5MB in size
  5. a) Photographs submitted must have been taken between 1 January 2020 and 8 January 2021b) Please provide a date, location and short description to accompany your photograph. If possible please provide map coordinatesc) Entrants may enter no more than 3 different photographs in total
  6. It is the photographer’s responsibility to obtain any appropriate permissions. Please do not submit photographs that include children unless you have expressly gained the permission of their parent or guardian
  7. The competition is only open to amateur photographers (defined as someone who does not derive more than 10% of their income from photography)
  8. The competition is not open to parish council members
  9. The competition will be judged by creative professionals and local celebrity Paul O’Grady
  10. Winners will be notified by email, the judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. Prizes are non-negotiable and non-transferable
  11. Judging will take place after the closing deadline and winners will be notified by the end of January 2021
  12. All commercial rights to the images remain with the photographers with the following exceptions:
    a) Aldington & Bonnington Parish Council have the right to use all entries in any future publicity material, (print or electronic) such as the Neighbourhood Plan, parish magazine or web sites without payment – subject to crediting the original photographer
  13. By entering this competition you agree to participate in any reasonable publicity that may be generated as a result of the competition