Rochester Photography Awards

The Rochester Photography Awards are open for entries now, to celebrate the beautiful destination that is Rochester, through the medium of photography.

The Awards have two entry classifications:

● Amateur Photographer (18+)

● Young Photographer (u18)

In both of the above classifications, there will be the following six entry categories:

● Best Selfie sponsored by New Openings Rochester

A modern twist on the classic ‘portrait’ category. A selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a digital

camera or smartphone, which may be held in the hand or supported by a selfie stick. We will also accept traditional

portrait entries in this category.

● Best Landscape Photography sponsored by Rochester Cathedral

Landscape photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic.

Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or

disturbances of landscapes.

● Architecture Photography sponsored by MOXY Property Consultants

Architecture photography (also referred to as building photography or structure photography) generally means

photography that focuses on buildings. It can include shooting building exteriors and interiors, as well as bridges,

other structures and cityscapes.

● Night Photography

Night photography refers to the activity of capturing images outdoors at night, between dusk and dawn.

● Food Photography sponsored by Chuck and Blade Burgers

Food photography is a still-life photography genre used to create attractive still-life photographs of food and/or drink.

● Action Photography sponsored by Get Ready Comics

Action photography addresses the quest to capture and convey motion in pictures. Our world is constantly in motion,

though some things move slower than others.

Judging the awards are 9 experts in their field, as follows:

Steve Hartridge, Photographer

Genevieve Tullberg, Gallery Manager at Nucleus Arts

Chris Pickett, Photographer

Lucy Horner, Partner at Francis Iles

Noel Bodle, Photographer

Lois Higgin, Bloggers

Jason Tamou, Creator

Cam Walker, Creator

Philip Price de Pasquale, Creator


The judging panel will go through all of the entries, selecting a winner from both classifications in each category,

giving us our twelve finalists.

The twelve photos will then be exhibited, this August in the Halpern Pop Gallery, situated above Café Nucleus, when

the public will have a chance to come and see the photos.

We will then be opening up the public voting, whereby the twelve entries will go head-to-head in a bid to be crowned:

● Rochester Amateur Photographer of the Year (18+)

● Rochester Young Photographer of the year (u18)

Finally, we will be producing a 2022 Charity Calendar featuring the 12 photos, which will be available to purchase via

our website and in selected shops across Rochester, with a % of proceeds going to support our charity partner Step

and Learn who is a Medway based charity dedicated to assisting the physical and educational improvements of

children with Cerebral Palsy and associated motor difficulties.

Quote from Shane Waterman - Marketing and Tourism Lead, Visit Rochester UK:

“For nearly 200 years, photographers have been recording life in and around the city of Rochester. As a result, a

substantial collection of images documenting the life and social history of one of Britain’s historic gems now exists,

held in the Medway Archives over the bridge in Strood, and in private albums in homes all over the area and beyond.

The ROCHESTER PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2021 gives amateur photographers of all ages the opportunity to show

off their talents in an area that interests them, from Food to Architecture, from Action to…Selfies!”