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Photography Competition 2017

last modified Sep 29, 2017 08:54 AM
What is Sociology? Tell us in pictures by entering our 2017 photo competition for all GCSE and A-Level students
Photography Competition 2017

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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 30th September 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
  • Students must ‘CC’ in their teacher when entering their photograph to the competition.
  • The photographs may be used in a selection of marketing and publicity material (referencing the student) unless otherwise indicated by the student.
  • Photographs emailed after 31st September 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.

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