There is hidden beauty in every neighbourhood across the UK. Nextdoor is inviting all neighbours to take a photo, share it on Nextdoor, and show us why you #LoveYourNeighbourhood for your chance to win! Entries are now open!
This year Nextdoor is partnering with Popsa, the award-winning app that makes printing your memories so easy and accessible, anyone can do it.
What's included in the grand prize?
The #LoveYourNeighbourhood photography competition grand prize winner will win a £500 Airbnb voucher, the perfect gift to discover a new neighbourhood, as well as a £50 Popsa voucher to create a personalised photobook with their favourite pictures.
It's easy! Get out and about in your neighbourhood and take a picture of why you #LoveYourNeighbourhood Note: you need a Nextdoor account to be able to participate in this competition. Join here if you don’t have one.
Take a photo using a phone, digital or film camera
Post the photo on Nextdoor using #LoveYourNeighbourhood
Share your post
Add a short summary that tells the story of your photo and why you love your neighbourhood to your post. The quality of the photo as well as the story will be judged! Set the audience to “anyone” to help your post reach more neighbours.
Share your post to your neighbours, friends and family to get the most reactions and comments!
Everyone is invited to take a photo that shows why you #LoveYourNeighbourhood on Nextdoor
Entries will be open from Wednesday 9th November and close Sunday 20th November.
Submit your entry by posting your photo on Nextdoor using #LoveYourNeighbourhood
The community-driven and photo-loving judging panel will review all entries and determine a shortlist of the top four.
Once the shortlist is ready, neighbours will vote for their favourite photo on Nextdoor.
In addition to the grand prize winner, the top 10 runner-ups from the jury's list will win a custom-made neighbourhood calendar.
Meet the Judges
Essex County Council
Sean Micheal Grady
Head of Community
Roisin has worked at Nextdoor since 2017 helping to build the UK market from the ground up. An advocate for community, she thoroughly enjoys opportunities to meet neighbours and learn more about how they use Nextdoor to build connections where they live. Having run plenty of competitions before, Roisin looks forward to hearing why you love your neighbourhood in this competition.
She lives in south London where she enjoys walks in parks and jumping in muddy puddles with her son.
CMO of Popsa
Over the course of her career, Nikki has worked with some really exciting brands, including Virgin and Spotify, in roles which have taken her all over the world. In her current role, Nikki leads marketing and creative for Popsa, the award-winning photo app. She is married to a professional photographer and has lived in Islington, North London, for 6 years. Her favourite things to do there include the DeBeauvoir Deli for outstanding coffee and baked goods or a stroll down the canal.
Scott Hornsby. Senior Social Media Advisor, Essex County Council
After working in media for over 16 years, first in print and then moving to digital and the world of social media, Scott made his move to the public sector two years ago to work at Essex County Council, as a Senior Social Media Advisor. Scott enjoys the wide range of work he gets to share on all the councils social media channels, from social care support and volunteer drives to local library events. But having lived in Essex for over 30 years, it’s the engagement he gets with local residents that he loves the most when sharing content and is looking forward to seeing your amazing pictures.
Self-taught amateur photographer
Meet Sean Micheal Grady, a Nextdoor community member and self-taught amateur photographer. Sean describes himself as a
"Nikon Fan. A little bit of a wine drinker. A little bit of a French speaker. But 100% Sheffielder." He runs a local photography group on Nextdoor called "Photography, amateur and pro" where neighbours share shots of local places as well as tips and local events.
See below images from neighbours around the world.
Amanda - Elanora Heights, NSW
Maite - Brunswick, VIC
This photo was taken at sunrise, at Narrabeen rock pool, and it embodies what my neighbourhood is all about….. sand, sun, and surf. It’s my favourite place to be still, reflect on life, see the day dawn, be in awe of raging oceans
During my 7 years here in Brunswick I've encountered scenes like this one many times. Nonnas, abuelas, grandmothers, yayas... the same beautiful vintage yet warm homey vibe that I love from this neighbourhood.
Everyone is invited to enter! We're looking to see why you #LoveYourNeighbourhood. Join Nextdoor and enter by posting your photo with the hashtag #LoveYourNeighbourhood.
How is the winner selected?
Judging will be completed in two rounds. The first round includes a panel of qualified judges who will score each entry and present the shortlist, top four. In the final round of judging, Nextdoor neighbours will be able to vote for their favourite photo.The entry that gets the most votes will be the winner!
When is the winner announced?
The winners will be announced on Tuesday 29th November 2022.
Can I submit a photo from a different season?
Yes, although we’d love for you to get out in your neighbourhood and take a current photo.