St. Martin's Church Photographic Competition

St Martin’s Church Photographic Competition

run by Herne Bay Photographic Club



St Martin’s Church in Herne held the climax of its Photographic Competition, which has been run on behalf of the church by Herne Bay Photographic Club, on Sunday 3rd July.

All the entries were displayed as 6” x 4” prints on boards around the church, with finalists’ photos enlarged, mounted, and on show at the front. Award-winning photographer and writer, and Kent County Photographic Association judge, Malcolm Hardie chose the winners and presented prizes and certificates.

•The winner of the ‘9 and under’ age group was James. Emma, William/Dylan/Harry/Callum, and Kyle received highly commended.

•The winner of the ‘10-17’ age group was Tom. Highly commended went to Charlie, Thomas, and Eric.

•The winner of the ‘18 and over’ age group was Vanessa Moyes, with Neil Green and Lynda Martin receiving highly commended.

In the under 18 age groups, the winners both received a photo-related book suitable for their age. The winner of the over 18s age group won £25, plus one year’s free membership to Herne Bay Photographic Club (worth £35). In addition, all those in the final judging received a copy of their image mounted for display.

The Competition finale coincided with the anniversary of St Martin, so there was a party atmosphere that day. Local Herne brewer Goody Ales had created a special ale for the St Martin’s Restoration Project called “Good Samaritan” and this was also available.

The Photographic Competition, which Herne Bay Photographic Club held on behalf of St Martin’s, was open to entries throughout April and May. The event was one of the outreach projects St Martin’s created as part of its Restoration Project grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The public certainly rose to the challenge of going along and photographing the beautiful 13th century church, both inside and out, with more than 40 images in the “Over 18s” section, and nearly 150 across the children’s sections.






12.Winners and highly commended to be announced at 2pm on Sunday, 3rd July, 2016, in St Martin’s.


13.Winning and highly commended images will be mounted and displayed on Sunday, 3rd July, 2016, in St Martin’s.


14.Any winning or highly commended photographers not present shall be notified by 12 o'clock midnight on Sunday 3rd July, 2016.


15.Winners’ prizes will comprise: Under 18s, a photo-related book suitable for the age group; for over 18s, £25, plus one year’s free membership to Herne Bay Photographic Club (worth £35). In addition, all photographers with winning or highly commended images will receive their mounted image.


16.Photographs entered into this competition may be used by St Martin’s and the Club for marketing purposes.


17.All entries are accepted in good faith. The entrant agrees to indemnify the Judge, the Club, St Martin’s and any other related party against any litigation that may arise if entered images do not have the necessary permissions to be published in St Martin’s or Club-related documents, or on any website associated with St Martin’s, the Club, or the competition.


18.St Martin’s and the Club reserve the right to either reject an image, or to not show an accepted image, if it is later deemed offensive to a wider public audience, or if it becomes apparent that an image was ineligible.


19.Submission of entries will be taken as acceptance of all conditions.


20.It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that his/her contact details are kept up to date.