Capture Kingston: Lockdown and Out

  • 1 September 2021 - 31 October 2021
  • 10am - 6pm

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Capture Kingston: Lockdown & Out photography competition.

In July 2020, the Rose partnered with Kingston History Centre and the Friends of Kingston Heritage Service to run the competition. The theme was inspired by the lockdown and the challenges we faced during the early stages of the pandemic last year. We asked entrants to submit photos that captured life in Kingston and its surrounding areas, and from the quality of the entries we received we were delighted to see that creativity was still flourishing despite the pandemic.

All photos submitted will contribute to Kingston’s photographic collection, documenting the many changes we have all witnessed and experienced during this time.

Don't forget to come along and vote in person for Kingston’s Choice from six highly commended images!


The categories and winners are as follows:


Les Kirkin Memorial Award: awarded to the favourite photo of the Friends of Kingston Heritage Service

Kingston Bridge - Morning of the second Lockdown by Nikolai Vasin 


Most Historically Valuable: awarded to the image that, in the opinion of the judges, most accurately captures a moment of life in the Borough at this period in time

Clap for Carers by Andrew Sillett


Under 18s: awarded to the best under-18 entry that illustrates life in the Borough during Covid.

Covid Vaccination Sign by Jessica Bester


South of the Borough: awarded to the best photograph of Hook, Chessington, New Malden or Tolworth during Covid.

Dancing in the Street by Andrew Sillett


Landscapes & Exteriors: awarded to the photo that best represents, in the judges' opinion, how the Borough changed aesthetically

Rainy Day Reflection - Blue by Nikolai Vasin


Portraiture and Lifestyle: awarded to the photo that, in the judges' opinion, best represents this category

The Rose Theatre by Colin Newton


Still Life and Artwork: awarded to the photo of an object that, in the judges' opinion, best represents an aspect of lockdown in response to Covid

Save Lives by Robert Muller