Following the success of past years, we are delighted to announce that the Sustainability Photographer of the Year competition is now open! We would like to know what sustainability means to you as an individual during these challenging times.
This is an opportunity for you to exhibit your skill, gain recognition, and play a significant role: connecting individuals and day-to-day Oxford life with sustainability. You have the chance to be crowned ‘Sustainability Photographer of the Year 2020’, receive a large print of your winning image, and two runners up will also receive smaller copies of theirs.
All students and staff of the University are invited to enter the competition. The criteria applied by the judging panel in determining the winner and runners-up will be the aesthetic quality of the image, its ability to bring the theme to life, an Oxford focus to issues of global significance, and adherence to the aims as described both in this guidance document and online.
This year's theme focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic from a perspective of sustainability:
We are happy to accept interpretations inspired by the central theme.
To submit your photo click on the submit button below.
Please ensure you read and agree to the terms and conditions before submitting. If you have any problems with submitting your photos, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Any current staff member or student from the University of Oxford with a valid ID card can enter.
The criteria applied by the judging panel in determining the winner and runners up will be the aesthetic quality of the image, its ability to bring sustainability to life, an Oxford and/or Oxford University focus to issues of global significance, and adherence to the aims as described in the guidance on this page.
For all prizes the judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence may be entered into. If the winner cannot be contacted, the University of Oxford reserves the right to offer the prize to another shortlisted entry. If the prize is not collected within six months, or within an agreed timeframe between the winner and the University of Oxford, the University of Oxford is not required to provide the prize to that individual.
The winners and runners up will be contacted via email in July 2020 and then publicly announced on the Environmental Sustainability web site and through other media as available.
Please note that by submitting an application you agree for your submission to be used by the University in publicity materials both in print and online. If we do use your image, we will credit you as the photographer wherever this is feasible.
Highly Commended Entries 2019
'The radcliffe camera surrounded by stars' by Mihnea Dumitrascu, Runner-Up in the Sustainability Photographer of the Year competition 2019.
‘A Journey along the Thames’, Mihnea Dumitrascu
‘Bee Flying Away’, Vikki Rose
Bee flying away, Vikki Rose
‘A Line in the Sand’, Karl Dudman
Karl Dudman, 'A Line in the Sand'
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