2022 details are shown below.

2023 details will be uploaded here in mid-January 2023.

The Ham Fair competition for Young Photographers is an opportunity for local young people to demonstrate their creativity and their skill.

We are looking for photos that are interesting and artistic. We want photographers to demonstrate both their creative skills in choosing and composing pictures as well as their technical skills in using a camera.


Young people, up to 16 years old, can submit up to 3 photographs that they have taken in Ham or the surrounding area in 2022. These could be of the scenery, wildlife, buildings, pets, flowers, or anything else that makes an interesting picture. There is more to Ham than the swans!

Photographs can be in colour or black and white. They can be up to A4 in size (standard photo sizes 10×8 or 12×8 inches are ideal) and must be printed so that they can be easily displayed on a picture board. We hope to be able to display the best photographs at Ham Fair but this depends on the covid rules.

Write your name, age and contact telephone number on the back of the photograph. You may also write your name on the front (but not your telephone number) if you wish so that visitors to the gallery know that the photograph is by you.

Photos will be judged by a local professional photographer. Judging will take in to account the age of the photographer. Gold and Silver Awards will be given to the photographs that most impress the judge.

One photograph will be judged the best overall and will appear on the front cover of an issue of the Ham & Petersham Community Magazine.

Prizes winners will be announced at Ham Fair.


Post, or deliver, your photographs in an envelope addressed to Geoff Bond at 25 Martingales Close, Ham, TW10 7JJ.

Photographs must be received for judging by Saturday 4 June.

The judging will be done by professional photographer Sam Taylor Webb (

Photographs delivered late will not qualify for the first prize but, if space permits, may be displayed in the gallery at Ham Fair.


If you want your photographs returned they can be collected from the organisers at Ham Fair from 4pm.

We are unable to return entries by post and any entries that are not collected will be recycled.


If you have any questions on the Young Photographers Competition then please email .