Thankyou for all your photos - we have had a record number of entries this year!  The competition is now closed.  The Prizegiving was on Friday 29th April 2022 at the Emsworth Community Centre at 4.00pm,
with all photos then on display as part of the Emsworth Arts Trail until Monday 2nd May.

The Broomfield "Schools Photographic Competition" - sponsored by the SMPPA

Maurice Broomfield had an international reputation for photography, principally of British industry. He spent his last years living beside the Slipper Mill Pond, where he loved to watch the wildlife and people. Donations to his memory were dedicated to us, the SMPPA, which he supported wholeheartedly.

Since 2012, with the help of his family and many friends, the SMPPA has used the donations to support an annual competition to encourage school children to take photographs. It is open to pupils in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 with a maximum of four entries per pupil. There are two entry categories; "Local Nature" and "Any Subject"; Maurice always stressed that the most unlikely things could make a brilliant photograph.


The competition includes six primary schools: Emsworth Primary, St James Primary, Southbourne Juniors, Thorney Island Primary, Westbourne Primary and Funtington Primary School. Two prizes are awarded in each category, with runner up and highly commended certificates also issued by the judges.


SMPPA representatives and volunteers visit the schools to promote the competition from February onwards.  All photographs (not just prizewinners) are then exhibited at the Emsworth Community Centre as part of the Emsworth Art Trail.  


We received 146 photos in 2022, and the standard was excellent, making the judges' job very difficult!  Pupils shouldn’t be disappointed if they didn't get a prize or certificate of merit.


2022 Overall Winning Photos

The 2 overall winners were both in Year 5 this year. They were:

Local Nature: "Damselfly" by Gracie Johnson, Westbourne Primary School


Any Subject: "Walking on Autum" by Iris Procter, Funtington Primary School

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"Local Nature" 2022 Prizewinners by Year

Year 6: "How's the weather up there?" - Erin Morgan - Funtington

Year 4: "Blast off!" - Joseph Cassford - Westbourne

Year 3: "Far from home" - Chloe Older - Westbourne

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"Any Subject" Prizewinners by Year

Year 6: "Mum & Dad Silhouette" - Matilda Mifsud - Westbourne

Year 4: "What flavour ice cream!" - Felix Dobrijevic - Westbourne

Year 3: "Splash Splosh" - Felicity Farrow - Thorney

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How to Enter:


We hope you have a lot of fun taking pictures to enter.  The pictures must be your own work and must not have been entered in any of our previous competitions.  You can enter Two on the theme “Local Nature" and you can also enter Two of “Any Subject”.  

Entries to the Photographic Competition must be submitted by a parent or guardian on behalf of the child photographer. The submission of an entry will imply the parent's or guardian's agreement to the possible publishing of a group photograph including their child, along with their school details.


Please click here for more details on how to enter

A selection of winning photos from previous years can be found below:

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Hazel Morgan F6 Under the Covers - Open.
Isaac Forster J3 Skating on thin ice - C