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National Historic Ships Photography Competition

29 Jun 2022 - 27 Nov 2022

2021 Photography Competition

National Historic Ships UK

Come and see the 2021 National Historic Ships photography competition entries. Displayed for the first time at the Historic Dockyard Chatham, this exhibition, entitled ‘Back to the Water,’ showcases a fascinating range of traditional heritage vessels captured by amateur photographers around the UK.

Location: Pipe Bending Floor, No.1 Smithery

Time: 10am – 5pm

No booking required, entry is included in your admission ticket


The National Historic Ships Photography Competition has been running since 2010 and is part of a wider Awards programme recognising volunteer achievement, excellence in conservation, skills development and historic vessel outreach.  Awards are made at an annual ceremony with winners taking home a certificate and prize.

The 2022 Photography Competition is open for entries from 1st May to 31st August with a theme of ‘Journeys’.  Discover this year’s prizes, meet the judges and sponsors, view previous entries or submit your entry online here.

About National Historic Ships

National Historic Ships UK (NHS-UK) is a government funded, independent organisation which gives objective advice to UK governments and local authorities, funding bodies and the historic ships sector on all matters relating to historic vessels in the UK.

It maintains: the National Register of Historic Vessels which lists over 1,500 significant craft; the National Archive of Historic Vessels for those no longer in existence; the UK Replica List, and the Overseas Watch List which tracks vessels abroad with strong UK associations.

NHS-UK also manages the Shipshape Network, set up to promote the regeneration of traditional maritime skills, promote training initiatives, encourage regional activities and improve communication across the sector.

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