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Photography Competition 2017

What is Sociology? Enter our 2017 Photography Competition and share your view!

Photo Competition: What is Sociology?


The Department of Sociology is launching a photo competition for all GCSE and A-Level (or equivalent i.e. International Baccalaureate) students, with the intention of increasing pupil engagement with the subject of Sociology

Students are expected to upload photographs which consider: What is Sociology?

The winning student will receive £250 for themselves and £250 for their school. The Department will also host the student and a teacher on an interactive visit to the University and the winning photos will be displayed on the Department of Sociology website.

Interested students should submit their photograph alongside an appropriate caption and paragraph to explain the thoughts and reasoning behind the photograph, before the 13th October 2017, to

The competition will be judged by a panel of Sociology Lecturers from the University of Cambridge and results will be announced by the end of October 2017. The judges will be assessing the photos and accompanying text on their adherence to the theme, originality, creativity and links to GCSE and A-Level topics.

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The rules:

  • Entry is limited to one photograph per person and the image must be your own work
  • Anybody who features in the photo is happy to be part of the image, and nobody under the age of eighteen appears
  • Students must ‘CC’ in their teacher to the email when entering their photograph to the competition.
  • You are licensing your work under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You are giving the Department of Sociology permission to use it for publicity purposes. This may include: literature, prospectuses, posters, social media, website content, display.
  • Photographs emailed after 16th October will not be considered by the Department for this competition
  • The judge’s decision is final. If there is more than one top ranked photo, the prize will be split equally.