PhotoVoice Competition

PhotoVoice's July Photography Competition

PhotoVoice’s innovative and award-winning projects have addressed issues as diverse as climate change, political engagement, women’s rights, refugees, HIV, disability, sexual exploitation and many more. We work with communities to help them capture and share their situation through photography, believing in a world where everybody has the right to represent themselves and tell their own story.

The projects we’ve worked on, and the images which have resulted from them, can be an inspiring springboard for other photographers to think about their own work. We are delighted to announce our next competition in partnership with Professional Photography magazine, with the theme inspired by PhotoVoice’s past projects.

Entrants will be invited to submit either a single photograph or a series of images (maximum 6). The winner will have their images featured in the pages of Professional Photography, in our quarterly publication Photo Voices, and on PhotoVoice’s website.

Winners will also have the opportunity to take over PhotoVoice’s Instagram account for a week, and will receive £50 to celebrate their success. All winning images will be showcased at an exhibition in 2017.

PhotoVoice members can enter all competitions for free throughout the duration of their membership. 

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July Theme - Friendship

Opens – 03/07/2017

Closes – 27/07/2017

Judge - Dan Gaba, Photo Editor for The Wall Street Journal

The United Nations’ ‘International Day of Friendship’ promotes the idea that friendship between people, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. 

Inspired by Ibrahims’ image from PhotoVoice’s project ‘And We Shall Find Tales in the Shadows’, this month’s competition theme is ‘Friendship’. In all genres of photography, we want to see people and communities coming together, strengthening friendships, and helping one another.

Please feel free to interpret the theme in whichever way you like.  


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When you help others, you help yourself

© Ibrahim 2014 | PhotoVoice | World Vision UK | ‘And we shall find tales in the shadows’ | Jordan



  • £50 cash prize
  • A group exhibition for the winning entries held at a prestigious venue in 2017
  • Featured in Professional Photography Magazine
  • A double page feature in PhotoVoice’s quarterly publication, sent to its network of members and supporters
  • Promotion on PhotoVoice’s website and newsletter
  • Opportunity to take over PhotoVoice’s Instagram 

Submission Guidelines

  • Photographers can submit up to six images  
  • Please title your images under the following format FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME_TITLE
  • Images must be 1000px along the longest side, 72dpi, JPEG format and under 1mb
  • You must be able to provide a high resolution image file upon request
  • You must include a brief description about your project/ photograph and how it relates to the competition theme – 2,000 characters maximum  


Terms and Conditions

The photographer retains all copyright to their submitted images

The winning images will be chosen by a panel including representatives from PhotoVoice and judge(s) appointed to the competition.

The judges’ decision is final.

By entering this competition you agree to share your contact information with PhotoVoice and Professional Photography magazine. Your contact details will only be used for correspondence relating to this competition.

All work entered must be the photographer’s own. Entrants also guarantee that all copyrights corresponding to the work submitted in their name are theirs

Entrants certify that they have received in written form appropriate release from all models and persons featured in the work they submit

Submissions should not defame, libel, or slander anyone or any entity, and should not contain offensive, vulgar, obscene or profane content

Failure to produce a print-ready high-resolution image appropriate for printing and exhibition will forfeit the right to win or be short-listed for the competition, or receive any prizes or promotion

PhotoVoice and Professional Photography magazine reserves the right to reproduce, without payment, any images for publicity and promotion purposes in connection with the competition and PhotoVoice’s activities, including but not limited to newsletters, press releases, social media and website

All costs associated with both the printing and distribution of materials relating to the competition, including costs associated with the private view, will be covered by PhotoVoice, with no liability for the photographer

Entrants agree that should their image win the competition, they will grant PhotoVoice the right to offer the winning image free of charge (without edition) to PhotoVoice’s gold and platinum members. The cost of printing and distribution of these images will be covered by PhotoVoice, and the photographer’s credit prominently displayed in connection with it

Travel costs for attending the private view, or any subsequent activities of the photographer relating to the competition and exhibition will be the responsibility of the photographer

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