2023 Calendar Photo Competition

Grab your cameras, seize the day and snap a perfect picture along the canal for our Calendar Photo Competition

 We are looking for the best 13 shots of our wonderful waterway from which to create our 2022 calendar.

Sales of the 2022 A4 sized calendar raised over £2000 for the canal society

Images must be in colour, a landscape format and sized at 300 dpi (dots per inch) to ensure a quality print reproduction. Winners will be named in the calendar and receive a free copy. You retain the copyright to the photos but you agree that the BCS can use the photos in our promotional work

Entries by members of the Basingstoke Canal Society can also compete for the Dieter Jebens Trophy that will be awarded at next year’s AGM.

Guidance for your photos:

  • The Basingstoke Canal is very beautiful and we receive lots of pretty pictures of it. But can you capture a particular point of interest to make a striking and memorable image?
  • When there is a plethora of wildlife to catch your eye, it’s tempting to zoom in for the close-up. But our judges will be looking for photos that set your starring swans or darting dragonflies in the context of our canal.
  • We would love to see how the canal features in the life of our communities. Images with a human interest are very welcome.

Please send your stunning to editor@basingstoke-canal.org.uk, together with your name and a title for the picture. The closing date is end July.