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Photography competition and exhibition

The annual Edinburgh Global photography competition is open to all current international students, students who have had a study away or work away experience and Online Learners outside the UK.

The photography competition opens in Semester 1 each year. It is open to current international students, students who have had a ‘Go Abroad’ experience and Online Learners outside the UK.

This year the first ever exhibition of photos from the competition can be viewed from October to December 2021 around campus.

The theme of the competition this year and exhibition is Explore Edinburgh

About the exhibition

For the first time the Photography Competition Exhibition will be held across the University campus and will feature photos from the competition over the last ten years.

The exhibition opens on from October to December.

You can view the images at the following locations.

  • Bayes Centre
  • Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • Swann Building
  • Chrystal Macmillan Building
  • Levels Café
  • Roslin Institute
  • Main Library
  • Business School
  • InSpace
  • Kenneth and Noreen Murray Library

About the competition

Take us with you as you explore Edinburgh! Share with us your most Instagram-able places, the places that people might not know about, the views everyone knows and loves or the people who are helping you find your way through Edinburgh.

Category Description Who can enter?
Community Show us your community! Are you exploring Edinburgh with friends or your society groups?

All current international students. You will be asked for your valid student number in the entry form.

City What’s your favourite spot in the city? Have you found a few less well-known places or do you love the classic views of the city?

All current international students. You will be asked for your valid student number in the entry form.

Campus Show us the campus in a new perspective! Are there things that people might not notice or is there somewhere on campus that means something to you? All current international students. You will be asked for your valid student number in the entry form
Abroad Are you an online learner or studying somewhere else at the moment? Or have you had a Go Abroad experience last year? What image do you want to share with your community? Share your pictures with us! (*Pictures should have been taken outside the UK within the last year) Any current student who has taken part in a Go Abroad experience or who is an online distance learner. You will be asked for your valid student number in the entry form.

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to one overall winner, the best in each category, and runner-up prizes.

  • 1st prize - £100
  •  2nd prize - £75
  • 4 x category prizes - £50
  • Principal’s choice - £50
  • People’s choice - £20

Winners will be chosen by a panel of independent judges for originality, interpretation and visual impact.

There is also a chance for your image to be featured in next years’ Photography Competition Exhibition!

How to enter

The competition opens on 1st October 2021 and will close at 12 noon on 21 December 2021.

Details on how to enter will be released soon.

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