Photography competition

The annual Edinburgh Global photography competition is open to all current international students and to students who have had a ‘Go Abroad’ experience or Online Distance Learners outside the UK.

Competition theme

The theme of the competition this year is Show Me Edinburgh

Show us the Edinburgh you’ve come to love during your studies here. Share your discoveries and memories you’ve made in the city of Edinburgh, at the University and beyond. Sharing photographs is a big part of our lives, both on and off social media – what have you come across in Edinburgh that you immediately wanted to share with your followers, friends and family? Show us!


Experiences Show us your Edinburgh experiences! What have you experienced in Edinburgh? Where did you explore or what have you discovered? From small chance encounters to large scale events – we want to see!
Community Show us your Edinburgh community! How have the people around you shaped your time here? Show us the people you’ve met, groups you’ve joined, the friends you’ve made – your Edinburgh family!
Viewpoints Show us your Edinburgh viewpoints! Have you come across anything that you just had to photograph and share? Have you seen something new, unusual or unexpected?
Abroad Show us your travels as a student! What was a stand-out moment for you? What did you see, learn or discover during your studies abroad?

Open to students who have been on a 'Go Abroad' experience or Online Distance Learning students.


Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd winners, category winners and runner-up prizes.

  • 1st prize: £100 + a canvas print of your photo
  • 2nd prize: £75 + a canvas print of your photo
  • Category winners: 4 x £50 + a canvas print of your photo
  • Principal’s choice: £50
  • People’s choice: £20

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

The canvas print prizes are provided by Jessops Photo.

Jessops offer a 25% discount on printing to all students and staff at the University.

Visit Jessops Photo's website 

All participants will be welcomed to collect a free 2018 calendar featuring photos from the competition. Winners will be announced in December 2017.

Who can enter?

Open to all current international students at The University of Edinburgh.

The 'Abroad' category is only open to students who have had a 'Go Abroad' experience and Online Distance Learning students outside of the UK.

You will be asked for your valid student number in the entry form.

How to enter

The competition closes at 12 noon on 30 October 2017. 

Please read the terms and conditions before entering.


The competition runs on the Photography competition page on Facebook.

Enter the photography competition on Facebook