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Photography Competition 2018

Sociology Photo Competition 2018

It’s back! Last year the Department of Sociology launched a new Photo Competition aimed at students in Year 10, 11 and 12.

The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Global Sociology’ and students are invited to send ONE photo, a caption and an explanatory paragraph that explains how the photo relates to Global Sociology.

The winning student will receive £250 for themselves and £250 for their school. The Department will also host the student and an accompanying adult (parent/guardian/teacher) on a visit to the University and the winning photo 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 20th April 2018, 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 May 2018. The judges will be assessing the photos and accompanying text on their adherence to the theme, originality and creativity.

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 20th April 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.
  • If you are intending to include a person or people in your photograph, please ensure they have granted you their permission for their photograph to be used in the competition.


2017 winner: Aisha Peerbaccus from Brynteg School, Bridgend

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