Stowe Ho​use 2024 Photography Competition

Join us in commemorating the architecture of Stowe House through your lens and be part of a legacy that celebrates 25 years of restoration.

To celebrate 25 years of restoration at Stowe House, we’re calling all photographers to capture the essence of architecture and enter this competition by submitting your best shots. The selected winners will have their image featured in the 2025 Stowe House Calendar and an exhibition.

Supporting workshops and events will take place throughout the year to encourage new budding talent and for those pros wishing to fine-tune their skills. This competition is open to all levels of photography experience and we can't wait to see the variety of images that are submitted. We know many of our visitors have taken a shot on their recent visit to the house, therefore images taken within the last three years are also eligible for entry.  


Choose from the many elegant State Rooms inside Stowe House or adjoining corridors, stairways and visitor welcome areas to set up the perfect shot.

The house at Stowe is vast with appealing symmetrical features. Capture the house from new perspectives from the North and South Fronts.

Images that capture the atmosphere of a season which include the majesty of the interior or exterior of the house.

Pick one of the many opulent State Rooms to hone in on a particular ceiling, painting, or fireplace for example to highlight the minute details of Stowe House which have been diligently restored. There are also many areas on the exterior of the building to discover.

Under 18s
Images submitted for entrants under 18 will automatically be placed in this category.


Winning entrants will receive a copy of the 2025 Stowe House Calendar and a display of their work in an exhibition to take place at Stowe House. Alongside this, winners we be invited to a preview event to celebrate the opening of the photography exhibition in autumn 2024. 

Competition Deadlines

  • The competition will open on 10 January 2024, 9am.
  • The deadline for submission is 31 August 2024, at 10pm.
  • Winners will be announced on 13 September 2024, at 12noon

How can I visit Stowe House?

We welcome photographers to access the interior of Stowe House during general admission times as detailed on the ‘Opening Times’ page or by purchasing an event ticket which may grant you access to the house at alternative times of day or spaces not accessible on general open days.

Our top tip is to choose a date when you can ‘Explore at Your Own Pace’, as more rooms will be open in the house and you'll be able to spend more time in rooms to set up shots at your convenience, than compared to taking a guided tour. 

Admission fees are applicable and not covered by Stowe House for this competition. Under normal admission, children are not permitted to enter the house alone under the age of 16. As per the normal admission fees,  children under 16 go free in Stowe House with a paying adult. 

When pre-booking a visit, you can also arrange parking at Stowe House making is easier with any equipment you may be carrying. 

If you're part of an education setting or organisation wishing to visit as a group for multiple photographers to access the house, please visit the Group Bookings page to enquire about our discounted ticket rates. 

Terms and Conditions

Before entering the compeition, please read the Terms and Conditions in full. Here you'll find helpful information regarding image requirements, rights and usage and submission details for parents/guardians for the Under 18 category. Once you're ready to submit your images, please fill in the below form and you'll recieve a confirmation of entry from our team shortly. 

Download the T&C's
If you are are a parent or legal guardian submitting an entry on behalf of child under 18, please provide their name and age here.
Please detail any post-production editing for your image/s here.
For images dating between 10/01/2021 and 10/01/2024 please provide date/s of when your image/s were taken.
By clicking this box, I confirm I have sent my files via We Transfer as per the Terms and Conditions and followed the file naming protocol.
By clicking this box, I agree to the Stowe House Preservation Trust 2024 Photography Competition Terms and Conditions
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