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THE COMPETITION FOR 2024 IS NOW CLOSED (deadline for entries was Friday 12th April 2024).
The Prizegiving took place at the Emsworth Community Centre on Friday 3rd May 2024 at 4.00pm.
ALL PHOTOS were then on display as part of the Emsworth Arts Trail until Monday 6th May
and then the 8 winning photos were displayed at the Emsworth Co-op. 
ALL ENTRANTS receive a mounted copy of their photos.
The entry form for the 2024 competition can be found HERE


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 two 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. A prize is awarded in each category for each year group, with highly commended certificates also issued by the judges.


The competition is exhibited as part of the Emsworth Arts Trail.  It is launched at the schools after the February half-term and the deadline for entries is 3 weeks before the early May Bank Holiday Friday.  All photographs (not just prizewinners) are then on show at the Emsworth Community Centre as part of the Emsworth Art Trail.  

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 ONE on the theme “Local Nature" and you can also enter ONE 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

Nick Broomfield (Maurice's son), a renowned documentary producer, presenting a prize

2024 Prize Winners


In 2024 we received 115 photos from a record 61 pupils across the 6 participating schools.  As ever, the standard was excellent, making the judges' job very difficult! 


In addition to the 8 overall winners (1 for each subject per year group), the judges awarded 16 "Certificates of Merit".

AS - Toppled Town - Year 5.jpg

2024 Overall Winning Photo - Any Subject

"Toppled Town" by Jakey Walsh - Year 5 -

St James Emsworth

LN - Emsworth Falls - Year 5.jpg

2024 Overall Winning Photo - Local Nature

"Emsworth Falls" by Freya Chapman - Year 5 -  Emsworth Primary School

AS - Rustington rainbow residences - Year 3.jpg
AS - Parallel Universe - Year 6.jpg
AS - Chi-Cat - Year 4.jpeg
LN - Goosey Gander - Year 3.jpeg
LN - Frosty Feather - Year 4.jpg
LN - Splish Splash down the stream - Year 6.jpg

Year Group Winners - "Any Subject"

Year 3: "Rustington rainbow residences" - Finley Bevan - St James
Year 4: "Chi-Cat" - Theadora Tarrant - Funtington
Year 6: "Parallel Universe" - Ambrose Bristowe - Westbourne

Year Group Winners - "Local Nature"

Year 3: "Goosey Gander" - Marlowe Johnson - Funtington
Year 4: "Frosty Feather" - Lucy Birdsall - Westbourne
Year 6: "Splish Splash down the stream" - Holly Birdsall - Westbourne

2023 Prize Winners

Swanning around… What a poser!.jpeg

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

Walking on autumn.jpg
Blast off!.jpeg
How's the weather up there.jpg
Splash Splosh.jpg
Far from home.JPG
Mum & Dad Silhouette.jpg
What flavour ice cream!.jpg
This Better Be Important.png
Ladybird on Nettles.png
Hazel Morgan F6 Under the Covers - Open.
Isaac Forster J3 Skating on thin ice - C
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