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Vancols Photographers


    Competition runs from 09.00 1st May 2022  ending on 30th September 2022.

  • Terms and Conditions

    A pupil from your School must have taken the photograph. All entries will be deemed to have been entered by the individual but Prizes will be awarded to the named school of the entry.  

    You must have the permission of any persons that may appear in your photo as the winning photo will be shown on our website or maybe used for promotional material.

    1 entry per School- but it may contain up to 20 images (in jpg format please and no larger than 5MB).

    The winning image will be decided by a panel of judges, their decision is final.
    The winning School will be informed by email within 7 days of the closing date. They must respond within 28 days to claim the prize for their School.
    If no response is received and after reasonable attempts a replacement winner may be drawn.

    Prize details-
    TWO winning Schools will receive one HP14a Chrome Book, 8GB Ram, 128GB eMMC each. We may need to offer an equivalent alternative should this prize item become unavailable. There is no cash alternative and the prize may not be transferred to anyone else.

    Open to UK residents only.

    No purchase required.

    Copyright to the entries will remain with the entrant but the entrant licences Van Cols Ltd to use their photographs to announce the competition winner.

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    Vancols fully support the objectives of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For our comprehensive GDPR statement, please email [email protected]

  • Tried and Tested

    We have been in business for over 55 years- and believe in maintaining high standards of good old-fashioned service

  • Easy Peasy - Time-Saving

    We remove as much of the admin from you as you want - from minimal via our proof service, to zero with online ordering

  • Snap Happy

    We will send you a highly-trained school photographer- not just a camera operator. There is a difference

  • Safe & Sound

    All our staff are CRB checked annually

  • S.O.S.

    Our dedicated customer and parent help-lines are always on hand to answer any questions from you or your parents

  • High Tech

    Our very own state of the art lab keeps your photos under our roof (and control) at every stage

  • Simply The Best

    Our photos are printed using professional industry printers on Kodak paper and our dedicated quality control team ensure you receive the very best

  • Working Together

    Our auto import service means that your records are updated seamlessly and easily

  • Speedy

    No delays, no waiting, no excuses

  • The Price Is Right

    We keep our prices realistic with packs starting from as little as £7.95

  • No Hidden Extras

    Sometimes life gets in the way. We are one of the few companies not to impose a surcharge on late orders

  • It's Easy Being Green

    We care about the bigger picture (as well as the smaller pictures!). We preserve memories but look to the future of the environment in all we do

  • Kerching!

    We pay generous commissions and we pay them fast. We can match any arrangement you currently have so switching to a better service from Vancols will not cost you a penny

  • Let's Stick Together

    We value and work on our relationship with schools. The rewards of loyalty and fidelity ensure that many happy schools stay with Vancols for years

  • Covid Safe

    Covid safe photographic set up.



Can I still order if I have missed the collection at the school?

If you have missed the collection for orders at the school, you can either phone on (01206) 273711 or post your order and payment to -

Van Cols Ltd

The Old School

School Lane

Great Horkesley



How long do you keep images?

We keep images for approximately 5 years. If you would like us to search for old images we are happy to do so during our quieter times of the year. Please call us for more information, we are only too pleased to help.

Can I order on-line?

You can order on-line if the School have selected this service. If they have, you will have a 'photo code' on your proof card in the following format abc-def-67gj (for example).

Just go to our Get Photos website to order or visit the Get Photos frequently asked questions for more info.

Can I mix images within packs?

Unfortunately you cannot mix images within the packs

Are the measurements i.e. 10x7 inches or cm?

All our measurements are stated in inches



How much space will the photographer need?

For individual photographs we recommend a space of approximately 15’x20’. For groups we recommend 25’x20’. We will usually ask to use the School Hall if possible, as this allows plenty of space and ease of access.

If you are having a large whole school or a year group photograph which requires staging we will discuss the arrangements in more detail with you.

How long does the Photography take?

Our photographers are highly trained and usually we can photograph a whole class individually in approximately 10 minutes for a single pose, or 15-20 minutes for multi-pose. We allow approximately 15 minutes for a class group.

Do you have a letter template to send to parents regarding the photographers visit?

Yes, please contact our office on 01206271521 or Email us at [email protected]

How do we update our School Database with our new School photographs?

Please contact our office on 01206271521 or Email us at [email protected] to receive the documentation needed to guide you through the process.

We have our own ideas, are you able to accommodate?

We are only too happy to help and discuss your own ideas. Please call our Sales Team on 01206 271521 and select ext. 252 or 239

Always Here To Help


School Photography

New School Customers

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Existing School Customers

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Marketing Materials

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