Sustainability Photographer of the year award 2019

Last year's Sustainability Photographer of the Year Awards was a resounding success and we received a wide range of phenomenal images by students and staff.

 

Geese on the Thames

'Geese and rowers sharing the river at Christ Church Meadow' by Sofia Coelho, Winner of the Sustainability Photographer of the Year award 2018

 

ENTRIES FOR THE COMPETITION ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU.

 

The University of Oxford Sustainability Photographer of the Year Award 2019 offers an opportunity for you to exhibit your skill, gain recognition, and play a really important role: connecting individuals and day-to-day Oxford life with sustainability. You have the chance to be crowned 'Sustainability Photographer of the Year 2019', receive a large print of your winning image, and two runners up will also receive smaller prints of theirs.

All students and staff of the University are invited to enter the competition. But be quick! You need to send in your entries by Wednesday 12 June 2019.

The criteria applied by the judging panel in determining the winner and runners-up will be the aesthetic quality of the image, its ability to bring sustainability to life, an Oxford focus to issues of global significance and adherence to the aims as described below.  

There are 10 themes relating to the University of Oxford's Environmental Sustainability policy areas listed below:

  • Biodiversity
  • Waste and Material Resources
  • Community
  • Sustainable buildings
  • Education, research and knowledge transfer (Environmental Sustainability)
  • Sustainable purchasing
  • Energy and Carbon management
  • Sustainable travel
  • Environmental Management
  • Water

All you need to know

Please send an email to sustainability@admin.ox.ac.uk with the title 'Sustainability Photographer of the year award 2019'.

In the body of the email please answer the following: 

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Department/college
  • Job title/course of study
  • The image meets the requirements as outlined above
  • Photograph title
  • Which University of Oxford environmental sustainability policy area(s) does this image relate to? (refer to the 10 themes above)
  • Photograph explanation. Describe, in fewer than 250 words, how this photograph relates the themes selected above
  • Please confirm with 'yes' that you have read the full terms and conditions

Any current staff member or student from the University of Oxford with a valid ID card can enter.

Judging and prizes

The criteria applied by the judging panel in determining the winner and runners up will be the aesthetic quality of the image, its ability to bring sustainability to life, an Oxford and/or Oxford University focus to issues of global significance, and adherence to the aims as described in the guidance on this page.

For all prizes the judges' decision is final, and no correspondence may be entered into. If the winner cannot be contacted, the University of Oxford reserves the right to offer the prize to another shortlisted entry. If the prize is not collected within six months, or within an agreed timeframe between the winner and the University of Oxford, the University of Oxford is not required to provide the prize to that individual.

How are the winners announced?

The winners and runners up will be contacted via email in June 2019 and then publicly announced at the University of Oxford Sustainability Showcase and through other media as available.

Will you use information in my application for publicity purposes?

Please note that by submitting an application for yourself or your team you are agreeing for your submission to be used by the University in publicity materials both in print and online. If we do use your image, we will credit you as the photographer wherever this is feasible.

  • Email us your submission by Wednesday 12 June 2019 
  • You can submit up to 10 photographs to this competition by re-submitting the form for each photograph. Before submitting your application ensure you understand and have met the terms and conditions outlined on this page.
  • Why 10? There are 10 policy areas within the Environmental Sustainability Policy. You will need to submit an entry via email for each submission.
  • All photographs must be submitted digitally as JPEGs. We will also accept GIFs. 
  • No borders, watermarks or signatures should be included.
  • The pictures can have been taken at any time.
  • Include your surname within the image file name.
  • If you have submitted a photograph of an individual or a group in a private setting, you must have obtained the person's prior consent for the use of that photograph in accordance with this competition. 
  • If you have persons who are identifiable in your photo you may be asked to demonstrate appropriate consent has been gained.
  • All submitted entries must be the work of the individual submitting them and the entrant should hold sole copyright.
  • The winner and two runners up will be presented at the University of Oxford Sustainability Showcase. The winning and running up photographs will be displayed at the Showcase.
  • All images must be the original work of the entrant. The entrant must be the sole owner of the entire sole copyright for all images entered. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure compliance with this requirement. If you have submitted a photograph of an individual or a group in a private setting, you must have obtained the person's prior consent for the use of that photograph in accordance with the rules of this competition. Entrants must ensure that they have the consent of any subjects of their photograph(s) before entering the competition.
  • By entering, entrants will be deemed to be bound by the rules, and the University of Oxford reserves the right to exclude any entry from the competition at any time if there is reason to believe that an entrant has breached the rules. 
  • By entering the competition you agree to your name, biographical information (specifically your name and Faculty/Department) and submitted image(s) being used by the University of Oxford for the following purposes: (i) publication in print materials, (ii) publication online; and (iii) promotion of the University of Oxford in any other media.
  • By entering the competition you grant the University of Oxford a non-exclusive licence to use your image(s). You retain the copyright for your image(s).
  • Photographs may be removed from the competition if it is felt that it does not meet these requirements.

 

 

Highly Commended entries 2018

Life force

'Life force' by Sarah Rhodes, Bodleian Social Science Library

View from the library

'View from the library' by Lucile Desligneres, Language Centre

 

spokes

'Spokes' by Maren Fichter, St Edmund Hall

 

 

 

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sustainability@admin.ox.ac.uk

 

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