Last chance to ‘Capture Hackney’ in pictures and help make history

What and who: Photography competition.

Send in your pictures of a changing Hackney and win the chance to have your work exhibited at Hackney Museum. Pictures must be sent in by Londoners over the age of 16. Prizes for the best and most creative pictures, include cameras and photographic equipment.

How: It’s free to enter, for rules and entry conditions visit

When: Closing date for free submissions: 10pm, Friday 17 September 2010. Winners will be announced on the opening night of the Hackney Museum exhibition on Thursday 7 October.

Become a part of Hackney’s history by submitting photographs that capture the spirit of Hackney’s changing landscape as the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games approach.

Whether you want to say it with people, buildings, landscapes or something altogether more quirky, we’re looking for photographs that will help us build a "moment in time" as Hackney moves towards 2012 and the event that will have the world watching.

To mark this occasion Hackney Museum has joined forces with internationally renowned photographer Stephen Gill and Shoot Experience, a local photography company, to select images sent in by Londoners for our "Capture Hackney" exhibition - to be held at Hackney Museum from Thursday 17 October 2010. Afterwards, pictures selected will be placed into Hackney Council’s archives as a lasting legacy for future generations.

Kim Wright, Director of Community Services said: “It’s your last chance to help us capture how Hackney has changed. It really is an exciting period in our recent history and one that will be of interest in years to come. Why not play your part and help tell our story to future generations."

Hackney Museum is in search of photos that have real personality, a genuine sense of the Hackney zeitgeist and a clear way of talking to the viewer, so that future generations feel they are leaping right back into 2010 and the rest of us can remember our lives and times.