Photo and Video Competion in Hertford Heath

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Take part in this competition and help us to show the world why Hertford Heath is a great place to live.

All ages are invited to submit up to three photos and one 10 sec video clip but you must be a resident to win any of the prizes.

A picture speaks a thousand words...

Here’s your chance to show your photography skills by capturing an image or video clip of Hertford Heath.  And you could win a prize for your efforts.

We’re looking for photos to appear on this website and clips to be used in a new village video.   You don’t need to be an expert photographer.  It’s easy enough to get great results using your phone.  Check out our ideas and tips before you start.

All residents of Hertford Heath have a chance of winning and we’ll be awarding prizes with a cash value to be spent in local businesses and vouchers for under 18s.  There are three categories:

    • Under 11 (before 31st August 2021)
    • 11 - 18
    • 18 - 108!

In each category our panel of judges will award vouchers to the value of £50 for 1st prize, £25 for second prize and £10 for 3rd prize in each of the three categories for both photos and videos.  That's eighteen chances to win!  Winners can choose where to spend their prize from the list of participating local business.

The judges will be looking for creativity and how pics and clips can be used to promote the village.  Entries from the winners and those highly commended will all receive a certificate. 

Entering is easy

  • Look at the tips and ideas on this page before you start, then get out and about and start shooting, taking note of any Covid restrictions of course.

  • Select your best shots. Any resident can submit up to THREE photographs and ONE video clip of no longer than 10 SECONDS.

  • Submit your entry online using the form on this page. Photos should be in the highest resolution possible. Please don’t crop your photos or reduce the size.

  • If you video file is too large to upload, please email and we’ll contact you to explain how you can transfer it to us.

Submit your entry

For  security reasons, the the file size limit is set to 25MB,  If your files are larger than this please contact for assistance.



  • Replace a photo on this site – Look through the ‘Village Guide’ and see if you can create an image to replace the photos for each section.

  • Views and vistas – There are some great views in Hertford Heath. Can you capture a unique picture?

  • Wildlife – Get down to the nature reserve and with a little patience you can get some great shots of birds and animals.

  • Local faces – The village is all about the people who live here. Don’t forget to ask permission before taking a picture of people you don’t know.

  • Buildings and landmarks – Grade II listed buildings and monuments say a lot about Hertford Heath. Your photographs can help to highlight them.

  • Help in the Heath – Draw attention to the great work done by the armies of volunteers during the Covid-19 pandemic.



  • Do some research – There are lots of sites on the Internet offering tips to help you take better photographs.

  • Shoot in landscape mode - not portrait – This is a better format for use on the site and especially in videos.

  • Use the highest resolution available – For digital photography, the more pixels the better.

  • Don’t re-size or crop anything – This will help to ensure the best reproduction.

  • Send photos in the original format from your phone or camera – For example, pasting a document in Word automatically downgrades it!

  • Build your portfolio first - You can only submit THREE potographs and/or ONE video clip so it's a good idea to select your best shots once you have a few 'in the can'