Undergraduate Student Photography Competition 2014 | University of Oxford
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Undergraduate Student Photography Competition 2014

In this year's undergraduate student photography competition, current and recent undergraduate students shared their experiences of undergraduate life at Oxford through their photographs.


OxHoli: Water Fight by Oliver Robinson (Keble College)

OxHoli: Water Fight

The winner of the 2014 Undergraduate Photography competition is Oliver Robinson (Keble College), with his above image. The two runners-up, whose images feature below, are Iweta Kalinowska (Balliol College) and Zhai Gen Tan (University College). The competition winner receives £250 in Amazon vouchers and the two runners-up each receive £100.

We would like to thank all our entrants for their contributions to the competition. Many of the submitted images will feature in the new Undergraduate Prospectus and on the Undergraduate Admissions website. Their images will help bring to life the rich variety of undergraduate life at Oxford.


Studying on the Quad by Iweta Kalinowska (Balliol College)

Studying on the Quad

Tortoise Race by Zhai Gen Tan (University College)

Tortoise Race

Terms and Conditions

The 2014 Terms and Conditions comprise information about entry requirements for the competition, the judging process and prizes.

We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time.

By submitting an entry you are agreeing to the 2014 Terms and Conditions set out here.


Entry is open to all current undergraduate students at Oxford and to recent alumni who have completed an undergraduate course within the last twelve months. For a full list of eligible courses please see the undergraduate course listing. Please note that we are unable to accept entries from visiting students.

All entries must include some details from the sender (see below). Entrants must have the consent of any subjects of their photograph(s). All submitted entries must be the work of the individual submitting them and the entrant should hold sole copyright.

The competition will accept submissions from Monday 5 May 2014 (Week 2, Trinity term) until the closing date for all entries on Friday 6 June 2014 (Week 6, Trinity term).

Submission of entries

Entrants may submit a maximum of 15 photographs each. Entries must be submitted via email to photo@admin.ox.ac.uk. Only one photograph may be submitted per email. Each email must contain the following information:

  • first name and surname of the photographer
  • contact email
  • course title
  • college
  • date of birth
  • photograph title

The information you provide will be used for the purpose of administering this competition and using submitted images in future publications. It will be held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the University's Privacy Policy, and it will not be passed on to any third parties without your permission.

Photographic entries should be in colour with minimal digital manipulation; frames and text should not be present on the submitted images. Photographs must be no larger than 10MB, and no smaller than 500kb. Ideally, the resolution of submitted photographs should be 300dpi. The title of the photograph must relate to undergraduate life at Oxford.

Judging and prizes

A panel of judges will be drawn from the Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach Office to shortlist and award the prizes.

All images should seek to represent an aspect of undergraduate life at Oxford.

One prize of one £250 Amazon voucher will be awarded to the winner of the competition. Two prizes of one £100 Amazon voucher will be awarded to two separate runners up. More than one award will not be made to the same individual.

The criteria applied by the judges in determining the winners will be the aesthetic quality of the image, interpretation of the theme and adherence to the Terms and Conditions as set out on this page.

Winners will be contacted via email in June and then publicly announced via the University website. All winners agree to participate in publicity regarding the Undergraduate Photography Competition.

The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. If the winner cannot be contacted, the University of Oxford reserves the right to offer the prize to another shortlisted entry.

We reserve the right to withhold the prizes.

Image copyright

All images must be the original work of the entrant. The entrant must be the sole owner of the entire copyright in all images entered. It is the responsibility of the entrant, and not the Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach Office, to ensure that he or she complies with this requirement.

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 it has reason to believe that an entrant has breached the rules.

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.

By entering the competition you agree to your name, biographical information (specifically, this will be your name, course, college and nationality) and submitted image(s) being used by the University of Oxford for the following purposes: (i) publication in the print undergraduate prospectus, (ii) publication in the online undergraduate prospectus; 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 in your image(s).

All photographs will be fully credited to the photographer wherever it is feasible to do so in the judgement of the Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach Office.