Photo Competition

Enter the Museum of the Year Photography Competition – a chance to photograph your local finalist museum, attend free workshops and win great prizes.

The winners of the Museum of the Year Photography Competition 2014 were William Lawson (18+) and Hannah Dunsmore (young people). Take a look at their winning photos.

We're looking for the best photos that capture the many faces of our Museum of the Year finalists. Whether you’re an experienced photographer or a smartphone snapper, send us a photo – it could be a study of the museum’s architecture, a snapshot of your friends having fun or a photo of your favourite object in the collection. The more creative, the better!

This year we have two competition categories: one for young photographers aged 17 and under, and one for adults aged 18+. We are accepting entries between now and Monday 9 June at 11.59pm via our site and via Instagram or Twitter. To enter, please follow the relevant link:

Enter the Museum of the Year Photography competition.

Enter the Museum of the Year Young Photographers Competition.

Prizes range from Blurb vouchers and National Art Pass membership to our ultimate prize: a photography holiday to Italy, courtesy of Frui Creative Holidays and CoursesFrui co-founder Henry Carroll will help us to whittle down the entries, and in the adults' category, there will be public vote to decide the overall winner.

In partnership with Frui, we are holding free drop-in photography workshops at our six finalist museums, so that you can pick up some expert tips and take the perfect shot! See below for times and dates.

Take a look at last year's winning image: a photograph of a boy playing skittles at Preston Park Museum and Grounds, taken by Michael Cartwright.


Museum of the Year photography workshops

Brush up your photography skills before you enter the competition – attend one of our free drop-in workshops. All ages welcome. Email to ensure your place, and don't forget to bring your camera or smartphone. 

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, East Sussex
Saturday 7 June, 10am to 2pm

Hayward Gallery, London
Saturday 7 June, 10am to 2pm

Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth
Sunday 1 June10am to 2pm

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
Saturday 7 June, 10am to 2pm

Tate Britain, London
Sunday 18 May10am to 2pm

Yorkshire Sculpture ParkWakefield
Saturday 7 June, 10am to 2pm

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