To celebrate the launch of our brand new SBID x Future Strand website, we’ll be running a special photo competition for everyone who loves this special seaside town as much as we do!

We’re looking for beautiful images that capture the magic of Strand – summery beach scenes, spectacular sunsets, the hustle and bustle of CBD life, whatever makes your heart skip a beat, really.

The images will be loaded onto the Future Strand Facebook page, with credit to the photographer, for the world to see.

What’s more: we’d like to select a WINNER whose entry will be used as the new background photo for our homepage!

Photo guidelines

What we’re looking for in a winning image:

  • Aesthetically pleasing composition – a feast for the eyes
  • Landscape/horizontal dimensions (not portrait/vertical)
  • Something that captures the essence of Strand
  • Availability of a high-res (at least 2000 pixels in width) version of the image

Unfortunately we cannot use any of the following on the homepage:

  • Selfies
  • Close-up photos of people, especially children


Apart from their photo being used as the official homepage image of the SBID x Future Strand website, the winner will also receive an 18593 Apollo Coffee Machine sponsored by Russel Hobbs and  Friedman & Cohen.

How to enter

Please send your images to Basheera Railoun with a short caption and your name.

Entries close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, 31 October. The winner will be announced in the second week of October.

Please familiarise yourself with the competition rules stated below.

Competition rules

  • The promoter is: Future Strand
  • The competition is open to ANYONE WHO LOVES STRAND. This excludes employees of the SBID and FUTURE STRAND COMMITTEE MEMBERS/VOLUNTEERS, as well as their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • Route to entry for the competition is via email to You can enter as many photographs as you like.
  • Closing date for entry will be 5 October. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  • A panel of judges will decide on the winning image. The panel will consist of SBID/FUTURE STRAND COMMITTEE MEMBERS and a photography expert. The judges’ decision is final.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  • The promoter 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.
  • The promoter reserves the right not to use any of the images submitted as the new SBID/FUTURE STRAND WEBSITE homepage image.
  • The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  • For display purposes, we require a high-res, portrait image of at least 2000 pixels on the longer side.
  • You are required to provide a unique title & description for each image submitted.
  • We cannot use any close-up images of people, especially children. We also cannot use selfies. Photos that portray or otherwise include inappropriate and/or offensive content, including provocative nudity, violence, human rights and/or environmental violation, and/or any other contents deemed to be contrary to the law, religious, cultural & moral traditions and practices of India, are strictly prohibited and will be immediately discarded.
  • Basic editing, including colour enhancement, the use of filters, and cropping of the Photo(s) is acceptable, provided any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the Photo(s).
  • Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations, and the adding and removing of significant elements within the frame is prohibited.
  • Every image uploaded is subject to a moderation process. The promoter reserves the right not to display images.
  • Submitted photos must be original, created and/or taken by the contestant. It must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which you have not obtained a license, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
  • Copyright shall remain vested with the creator of the image. Upon making the submission, you grant the promoter worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free
    , sub-licensable right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, create derivative works, distribute, have distributed, print, in whole or in part, in any form, in all media forms now or hereafter known, to promote the contest, image, the photographer or for editorial or educative use.
  • The Photographer will be credited wherever the image is used.