Social Justice Photography Competition

Raise awareness of a Social Justice issue important to you and win up to £400

The Social Justice Photography Competition launches on 19 February 2018.

The competition is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to raise awareness of a social justice issue that matters to you.

The competition is open to everyone. You can use a phone, tablet, analogue or digital camera. The photographs will be judged on how ideas are conveyed in a creative way and how they engage the audience. 

Submissions will be open from the 19 February 2018 to 16 April 2018. The shortlist will be announced at an exhibition on 24-25 April 2018 at Ground Floor University Place.

The winners will be announced at the Volunteer of the Year Awards on 1 May 2018.

Key Facts About The Social Justice Photography Competition

How do I apply?

- Choose a topic - an issue of social justice important to you

- Take your photograph - you can use a phone, tablet, analogue camera, digital camera or anything else you can think of

- Edit your photo - if you want to or you can just leave it as it is

- Write up to 100 words and give your photo a title - explaining why the issue is important to you

- Submit it – by emailing your photo (or a link to your photo) and your 100 words to with the subject line Social Justice Photography Competition. Make sure you include your name, student number and the title of the photo in the email.

What are the rules?

- You can only enter the competition once

Email your photograph to

The deadline for entries is Monday 16 April 2018 at 23:59 – photos entered after this date will not be considered

Photos must be your independent work, original and comply with The University of Manchester regulations

- The competition is open to all undergraduate students at The University of Manchester

- Winning entries will be announced 1 May 2018 at the Volunteer of the Year Awards.

- The Social Justice Challenge is part of the Ethical Grand Challenges and Stellify.

What are the prizes?

There are 3 prizes up for grabs:

- Grand Prize - £400

- Second Place - £200

- Third Place - £100

Be creative, share your passion for social justice and inspire others to take action