Schools Phonepix Trophy

Recent Winning Photo 2018/19
Ellie Millward, The Misbourne

Chesham Photographic Club’s Phonepix Competition makes a return for 2019!

After the success of its inaugural competition in 2018, Chesham Photographic Club is launching its Phonepix Competition again this month, aimed at young people aged 18 and under, the competition aims to channel young people’s creativity and express this using only a mobile phone. 

Last year’s competition attracted over 200 entries from the Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire area and the club hopes to be able to better this in 2019.  The club’s judges were so impressed by the standard of entries in last years competition that this year they have decided not to divide the competition into two separate age groups as previously and spread the prizes more evenly between the winning entries, but the club retains its ethos of having as fewer rules as possible to encourage more young people to enter, as club Chairman Tanya Barrett explains “By keeping it simple we hope to encourage the vast amount of creativity and talent these young people have, the standard of images received last year was phenomenal and we’d love to be able to replicate that again this year.  Whether you are studying photography at school or just have a keen interest how do you know what you can achieve unless you have a go?”

This year’s competition has also gained a sponsor – Specsavers Chesham, who will be present at the Club’s Annual Exhibition at Chesham Town Hall on Saturday 26th October where the successful entrants will be awarded their prizes by the Town Mayor.  This year sees some other changes in that entrants will get to choose from two subjects, ‘It’s a Bugs Life’ and ‘The Future’ and they have the option to mix and match between them if they so wish with the winning image taking home £100 and the runners up £50 each.

Full rules, terms and conditions and details of how to enter are on the club’s website at and their Facebook page at