Framing Croydon: The Buildings That Shape Us

Want to be featured in an exhibition at Stanley Arts? Send in your photos for ‘Framing Croydon’!


Framing Croydon will celebrate how residents connect emotionally to the architecture of Croydon through their personal photographs and memories. We are inviting you to share photographs of the buildings you love, photos that capture something essential about your your built environment.

These buildings might be famous icons of Croydon’s skyline, or they might be the seemingly unremarkable shops and homes of your local area. You might capture your local sports team in its home, or it might be you and your friends in a place that you love. It might celebrate the buildings that play an important role in your daily life, or buildings you think more people should know about.

Your image could be featured in a future exhibition at Stanley Arts and showcased on our website, and we will select a winner from each of the following categories to be showcased in an upcoming exhibition at Stanley Arts. The winners will also receive 2 free tickets to a Stanley Arts event!

All ages are invited to send in images!

Best Photographer (ages up to 13)
Best Photographer (ages 13-18)
Best Photographer (18+)
Funniest Caption
Croydon’s Hidden Gems
Best Selfie

What we’re after:
A high-resolution photograph.

Please ensure you include the following information alongside your chosen image:

– Your name, age and contact details.
– A short description of the building featured and who is featured in the photo.
– A description of why you love this building and your feelings and memories about it.
– The category you want to submit your photo under.

To submit photographs:
Online: You can submit your photographs via this online form.

Email: Email your submission to our Learning & Engagement Heritage Officer, Yasmin at

Post: You may also submit your images via post to the following address: 

Stanley Arts,
12, South Norwood Hill,
SE25 6AB.

If you are submitting through email or post, please download this form and send it along with your photographs.

Deadline to apply:
Please make sure to send in your submissions by Wednesday 31st January 2024 at 5pm.

Header image credit: Vipul Sangoi.

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