In partnership with Classic Boat magazine, we are running our 2019 Photography Competition for the ninth year. Entries are encouraged from all those with an interest in maritime heritage, including historic vessel owners, maritime enthusiasts, school children and those with knowledge of traditional skills or nautical techniques. 


All short-listed entrants will be invited to our prestigious award ceremony in Greenwich, London on the 26th November 2019. 

In addition, at the end of each month we will choose a favourite from the photos received and the winner will receive a small prize, so be sure to include your full address on your entry form!


The information you give us when you submit an image is kept on our electronic records system and is only accessible to authorised staff.  This personal data is held alongside the relevant images for copyright and acknowledgment purposes.  If you have a question about the way we handle your personal information please contact

Your contact details

Home address

About you

Your entry

Please select the category you'd like to enter for
This category is for photographs which exemplify the role played by historic vessels. The vessel must be on one of NHS-UK’s registers. It could be sailing, motoring, be part of a museum display or at an event or festival.
A category judged by Classic Boat magazine showcasing the finest examples of traditional craft, photographed in a setting that highlights their unique characteristics.
A fun category aimed at sharing those moments captured on a mobile device, drone or small camera. It could be a selfie or an action shot but it must show a passion for the sea or maritime heritage.
This category is for maritime portraits and photographs of people ashore or afloat which capture their passion for and connection with the sea.
Its your turn to choose! Our sponsor Robbins Timber will choose 10 photographs from the above categories that capture our maritime heritage at its best. We will then ask the public to vote for their favourite image.

Upload your images

You can enter a maximum of 2 images per category.
One file only.
110 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif jpg png svg.
One file only.
110 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif jpg png svg.
I grant permission for National Historic Ships to use and publicly display my photograph solely in connection with the Competition or linked promotional material and without any further notice or remuneration.