Calendar 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 2025 calendar.

The calendar will go on sale and all the proceeds going towards helping the Basingstoke Canal Society’s efforts in the coming year.

Images must be in colour, a landscape format and sized at 300 dpi (dots per inch) which adds up to a file around 2MB in size and is 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.

Guidance for your photos:

  • The Basingstoke Canal is very beautiful, and we receive lots of lovely pictures of it. Think about capturing a particular point of interest that would make for a memorable image.
  • Consider this years ‘Keep your Canal Alive’ campaign theme and show what the Basingstoke Canal means to you, what you appreciate or your favourite past time on the Canal is.
  • 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 entries to, together with your name and a title for the picture.

The closing date is the 31 July 2024. 

We can’t wait to see all your beautiful entries, good luck!