Photography competition

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The School of Social Sciences photography competition is open for entries.

The competition offers pupils from selected local schools: -

  • a timely opportunity to focus on current environmental sustainability issues as highlighted by COP26 and ongoing talks around climate change.
  • an opportunity to think about important Social Justice issues.

The deadline to submit entries is Friday, 1 April 2022.

All submissions should be emailed to soss.socialresponsibility@manchester.ac.uk with the subject line ‘Photography competition 2022’ (see ‘how to enter’ in Entry requirements below for specific details).

Entry requirements

How to enter 

  1. Choose your topic(s) - Environmental Sustainability and/or Social Justice.
  2. Take your photograph – use a phone, table, analogue camera or digital camera.
  3. Edit your photo – if you want to, or you can leave it as it is. Digital editing of smartphone photos should be kept to a minimum.
  4. Choose 3 hashtags to describe each photo and submit up to 50 words to describe your entry.
  5. Fill out the image release form – this allows us to share your photo and use it in our marketing. Get the form here.*
  6. All submissions should be emailed to soss.socialresponsibility@manchester.ac.uk with the subject line ‘Photography competition 2022’ and should include:
    • Your name
    • Year of study, school name
    • Your phone number
    • Tutor’s name/email address/phone number
    • Category of your photograph (Environmental Sustainability or Social Justice).
    • Your photo
    • Up to 3 #hashtags and (up to) 50-word description of your photo entry
    • Completed image release form

*If pupils are under the age of 13, parents or guardians are asked to complete their child’s personal information on their behalf.

Rules

  • Entries must be submitted by midnight on Friday 1 April 2022 and must include all the information outlined above.
  • You must be a pupil studying at Cedar Mount Academy, Loreto High School, Oasis Academy Media City UK, Chorlton High School or East Manchester Academy.
  • Only one entry per person, per category.
  • Image entered must be the property of the person entering it in the competition.
  • You must have informed consent from any people in the photos.
  • No photos of under 18s.
  • This is not a professional photography competition. Digital editing of smartphone photos should be kept to a minimum.

Prizes

  • £150 voucher for the winning Environmental Sustainability photo
  • £150 voucher for the winning Social Justice photo

Winners

  • Winners will be invited onto the University of Manchester campus and will be presented with their prize at the Annual Arthur Lewis lecture on 3 May 2022.
  • If the winner(s) is under the age of 18, we will need next of kin permission and emergency contact information if you are attending the above-mentioned event.
  • If winners are under the age of 13, parents or guardians will be asked to provide their personal information on their behalf.
  • We will endeavour to provide 2 weeks’ notice to the winners and their tutors for the invitation to attend the campus on 3 May 2022. We will email winners and their tutors which we will follow up with a telephone call.

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