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Photography competition winner

children running on the deck of a ferry by Liverpool's waterfront

The competition winner: Ferry Cross The Mersey 1972 © Bernard Rose

The On the Waterfront exhibition explored significant changes on Liverpool's waterfront. Today the people who visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Albert Dock are part of that story, so we held a photography competition to give our visitors the chance to be part of the exhibition.  

We asked visitors to send in their photographs, old or new, showing Liverpool’s waterfront and how it has changed over the years. There were 488 entries and the winner has now been chosen by our panel of judges. The winning photograph, 'Ferry Cross the Mersey 1972' by Bernard Rose, was on display in the On the Waterfront exhibition from 10 May until 19 June 2016. 

Competition entries

This gallery features some of 488 competition entries to the On the Waterfront photography competition.

Terms and conditions

For National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside (operating as National Museums Liverpool)

  • Closing date for entry will be midnight on Sunday 17 April 2016. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  • There is no entry fee, and no purchase necessary, to enter this competition.
  • Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions and agreement to be bound by them.
  • The competition is open to persons of any age. National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside (operating as National Museums Liverpool ) assumes that by entering into the competition, the parents or guardians of any entrant that is aged under the age of 18 have consented to that person's entry into the competition, and these rules.
  • Employees of National Museums Liverpool, or their family members or partners (or anyone else connected in any way with the competition) shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received, for whatever reason.
  • The rules of the competition, and the prize for each winner, are as follows:
  • Entrants can submit up a maximum of three photographs depicting Liverpool's waterfront. If more than three images are submitted then only the first three will be considered for the competition.
  • All images will be moderated by a member of staff before they are added to an online gallery of competition entries on the National Museums Liverpool website.
  • Images must be your own copyright, do not share other people’s work.
  • Only photographs of the Liverpool waterfront area will be included. 
  • If your photos include children, please ensure you have permission from their parent or guardian to take their picture.
  • Offensive material will not be included.
  • The winners will be chosen panel of judges appointed by National Museums Liverpool, including the exhibition curator and exhibition officer.
  • The winner will be notified by email (if they entered via the website) or by social media (if they entered that way) within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted, or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner, and pick a replacement winner.
  • The winning photograph will be displayed in the exhibition from Friday 20 May until 19 June 2016. 
  • We will need a suitable quality high resolution image for display in the exhibition. You can upload images up to 6mb to enter the competition. If you win then we might get back to you to request a larger image for display.
  • National Museums Liverpool’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The competition, and these terms and conditions, will be governed by English law, and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
  • The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner, or any other entrants, will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation, and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  • The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the following address: Competitions, Marketing and Communications, National Museums Liverpool, 127 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2JH
  • The information you provide will be used in conjunction with National Museums Liverpool's Privacy Policy. 
  • By submitting a photograph and agreeing to the terms and conditions you are consenting to your photograph being used on the National Museums Liverpool website, blog, and social media channels, in features related to this competition.
  • Any photos used will be credited to the photographer.
  • National Museums Liverpool will not use photos submitted to this competition for any other purpose unless we contact you first.
  • You will retain ownership of copyright of your photograph but you give National Museums Liverpool (and any third party authorised by National Museums Liverpool) your irrevocable permission to use, reproduce, publish, display, transmit, copy, amend and store your entry worldwide for such promotional purposes, for the purposes of the competition.
  • National Museums Liverpool reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition, and these terms and conditions, without notice, in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil, or military disturbance, act of God, or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation, or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  • No cash alternative to the prize will be offered. The prize is not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value, without giving notice.