Photography competition

Did you know that depending on where you are when you visit the homepage of our website the photo on the banner changes to show an area in your current location?

For example if you are visiting the website from a location within the HA5 postcode, you will likely see a photo of Pinner as your background.

Also if you visit the website in the day you will see a day time photo of your area and visiting the website in the evening will show a night time photo.

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Want to get your photo featured on our website?

If you are a keen photographer you have the chance to get your photo on the homepage of our website.

As we are in the winter months, we are looking for the best photos showcasing the different areas of Harrow Borough in all its winter glory.

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Competition guidelines

For your chance to get your photo featured on our website, there are a few things you should know:

What is the theme?

The theme of this compeition is "Winter in Harrow."

What is the closing date?

The closing date for your photo submissions is midnight on Monday 7th December 2020. We will announce the winners and look to upload your photos on the website the week commencing 14th December 2020.

What are the optimal dimensions of the photo?

All photos are displayed on our website with the dimensions of 2696 by 1106 pixels and the photo aspect ratio should be 16:9 (horizontal).

What kind of photos should I submit?

We are looking for both daytime and evening shots of areas only within Harrow Borough although you do not need to take both (see our postcode guide).

If you prefer you may submit just day time photos, and they do not need to be in the same location.

Due to the current restrictions we advise that you take photos in parks, open spaces and areas where there is plenty of space between yourself and others.

If you are a young photographer please ensure that you are accompanied by an adult if you want to take some photos especially at night.

There should not be any faces recognisable in the photos, advertising (including telephone numbers) or vehicle registration numbers. Please try and blur these out of the photo.

Enter the competition

When submitting your photo you will be asked to confirm the postcode you took the photo in and the time of day the photo was taken.

You can submit as many entries to the competition as you wish but please make sure your photo is within Harrow.

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The winter photo competition is now closed but keep an eye out for our spring competition coming in 2021!

What else do I need to know?

When you are submitting your photo please be aware that some areas of the photo will be covered by our web elements.

You will need to take this into account when taking your photos, so you may want to make sure your key subject fits into the 'hotspot' area.

We have created a template that you can download to see how your photo could look on our website with the web elements layered on top.

It is also worth noting that your photo will be displayed exclusively on the desktop and tablet versions of our website.

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Harrow Post codes Areas and Locations
HA1 Harrow-on-the Hill
HA2 North Harrow, Rayners Lane, South Harrow
HA3 Hatch End, Harrow Weald, Kenton, Wealdstone
HA5 Pinner
HA7 Stanmore
HA8 Edgware

Winning photos

Winners will be shortlisted internally before our followers vote for their favourites on our Facebook page.

All winning photos will be displayed on our winners page along with the photographer's name. If you want to remain anonymous you can.

Good luck and stay safe!