Budding photographer in the family? Then why not encourage them to get their camera out and submit an entry for the Young Photographer of the Year competition?
Organised by the National Railway Museum, The Railway Photographic Society and others, the competition is seeking the best images from photographers aged 25 and under. Launching on 1 February 2024 and running until 31 January 2025, the competition returns as part of ‘Railway 200’, a year-long programme of events and celebrations to recognise the significance of the past 200 years of railway history and the bicentenary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway in September 2025. From complete novices to accomplished amateurs, the competition aims to encourage more young people to take part in railway photography.
Entrants will be invited to submit a portfolio of up to six images in two age categories: 18 and under and 19-25. An exhibition of shortlisted entries will be displayed at the National Railway Museum in York and at Locomotion in Shildon in summer 2025 before the winners are announced at an awards ceremony.