City Photo Exhibition

photo exhibition last years winner

The City Photo Competition, which celebrates the city of Chelmsford and its surrounding villages will be holding an exhibition in The Meadows from 12 October. The annual competition captures all aspects of city life both urban and rural, and this year there are three categories: over-16, under-16 and photos from Instagram 

Although an awards ceremony won’t be possible this year, a video of the winning entries and interviews with the judges will be released at the end of the month to announce the winners. This year’s judges include: Deputy Leader of Chelmsford City Council, Cllr Marie Goldman, The Mayor of Chelmsford, Blue Sky Printing, Unshaken Photography, The Meadows and Essex Chronicle. The exhibition will also include a public vote where you’ll be able to choose your favourite photo from the shortlist. 

Don’t forget to look out for the exhibition when you’re visiting the city centre in October and you can keep up to date about prize announcements and exhibition news on  Facebook or  Instagram. This year’s competition is part of Essex 2020, in association withMeadows Shopping Centre, Blue Sky Printing and the Essex Chronicle. 

A selection of entries that capture the zeitgeist of 2020 will also be included in a time capsule being curated by the Mayor of Chelmsford and you can start taking photos now ready for next year – photos captured between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021 will be eligible. If you’d like any photography advice or inspiration, don’t forget the City Photo Blog.