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The deadline for entries is Friday 12th April 2024.
The Prizegiving will take place at the Emsworth Community Centre on Friday 3rd May 2024 at 4.00pm.
ALL photos will then be on display as part of the Emsworth Arts Trail until Monday 6th May
and then the 8 winning photos will be displayed at the Emsworth Co-op. 
All entrants will 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 launched at the schools after the February half-term.  All photographs (not just prizewinners) are then exhibited 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

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In 2023 we received 73 photos from 39 pupils across the 6 participating schools; due to the large number of entries in 2022, we had reduced the number of photos per entrant to 1 of "Local Nature" and 1 of "Any Subject".  As ever, the standard was excellent, making the judges' job very difficult!  Unfortunately, quite a few of the photos were quite small so even if the subject matter was good, the judges were not able to give a prize due to the low resolution.

2023 Overall Winning Photos

Local Nature: "Swanning around... What a poser!" by Sonny Sivieri, Year 6, St James Primary School


Any Subject: "Troublesome Tyres" by Grace Etherington, Year 4, Emsworth Primary School

"Local Nature" 2023 Prizewinners by Year

Year 5: "Tree in lake" - Olvia Groves - Westbourne

Year 4: "The heart of Havant" - Lessie Hughes - Thorney

Year 3: "The Sea Weed" - Robert Overton - Emsworth

"Any Subject" 2023 Prizewinners by Year

Year 6: "The Chandelier" - Iris Procter - Funtington

Year 5: "No Prob Llama" - Sadie Carver - Southbourne

Year 3: "Lego girl at sunset" - Isla Rayner - Emsworth

2022 Prizewinners

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Mum & Dad Silhouette.jpg
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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
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