Competition Archive

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“In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
Macro photography is an extremely popular form of photography and one of the main reasons for this is the fact that it is a very broad genre that can encompass all manner of subjects. This form of extreme close-up photography, in which … Read More

Life in Colour

Esteemed French painter Edouard Manet once said: “There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.”

The natural world is absolutely bursting with striking and vibrant colours and patterns. In the animal kingdom, colour has an essential role to play from attracting mates, warning against predators, camouflaging or mimicking, right through to … Read More


Humans have been fascinated with geometrical shapes since the first record of our existence; a fascination that translates into our everyday existence and artistic images make good use of graphic elements of design.

Within this theme we are looking for photos that showcase line, shape, pattern, form, texture and perspective, etc.

Entries can depict any subject matter … Read More


We are very excited to release the theme of Architecture for our latest competition!

Architecture as a concept is the designing and planning of both structure and space – the resistant material and the unused, or ‘negative’ space, to reflect functional, technical, social, environmental and especially, aesthetic considerations. It requires the creative manipulation and coordination of … Read More


As a concept, Patchwork is traditionally the tessellation of geometric shapes which can be interpreted in many different forms, structures, textures and colours all working together to create an original, intricate piece of artwork, which has a practical use.

Patchwork sewing is a practical pastime which was around, even as far back as 5000 years ago … Read More

Urban Street Art

‘Urban Street Art’ is now open for entries and we invite you to show us the way you see your world. Urban Street Art is traditionally artwork that has been created in public areas, typically without permission. Of course, we would love to see entries based around the modern graffiti that adorns most city streets, … Read More


In the UK, January and February are traditionally months that are depressingly dull, grey, cold, wet and miserable. This may have influenced our decision to make the first competition theme of the year, something that visually implies the complete opposite: Paradise!
As with all emotive subjects, Paradise will be interpreted in as many different ways, … Read More

Pick a Pattern

Patterns. They surround us. We come across them every day. We have them on our clothes, we have them in our homes, we see them in nature, we walk across them, we walk past them, we probably even consume them at meal times. And yet we very rarely take that much notice of them. However, … Read More


Wanderlust : a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.

Since the time of our earliest ancestors, man has displayed an irrepressible impulse to move, to explore new territories and to discover new environments. Our unquenchable thirst for adventure has allowed us to populate the planet and our willingness to … Read More

As Time Goes By

Throughout time, man has employed many ways of documenting the passage of time and recording history so that future generations can understand what came before them and how we evolved to be the civilisation we are today. From spoken accounts, and cave paintings, to ancient manuscripts, our records of time past have allowed us to … Read More