Student Photography Competition 2016 - Terms and Conditions | University of Oxford
Alice Wang, MSc in Economics for Development, Photography Competition 2015
Alice Wang, MSc in Economics for Development, Photography Competition 2015

Student Photography Competition 2016 - Terms and Conditions

Do you have an eye for the beautiful, unusual or striking in Oxford? Would you like to be in with a chance of winning a £200 Amazon voucher? Enter the Photography Competition 2016 and share your experiences of the University and its colleges through your photographs.


Entry is in two strands:

  1. Undergraduate Photography Competition – open to all current undergraduate students at the University of Oxford;
  2. Graduate Photography Competition – open to all current graduate students at the University of Oxford and to recent alumni who have completed a graduate course within the last five years. For a full list of eligible courses please see the Graduate Courses A-Z listing

Entrants must ensure that they have the consent of any subjects of their photograph(s) before entering the competition. All submitted entries must be the work of the individual submitting them and the entrant should hold sole copyright.

Submission of entries

Entrants may submit a maximum of 15 photographs each via the submission form on the Photography Competition web page.

Photographic entries should be in colour with minimal digital manipulation; frames and text should not be present on the submitted images. Photographs should be of high visual quality and files must be no larger than 10MB. Ideally, the resolution of submitted photographs should be 300dpi at A4 and where possible they should be landscape in format.

The competition will accept submissions from Friday 12 February 2016 (Week 4, Hilary term) until the closing date for all entries of Friday 18 March 2016 (Week 9, Hilary term).

Judging and prizes

In both the undergraduate and graduate strands of the competition, the criteria applied by the judges in determining the winner will be the aesthetic quality of the image and adherence to the Terms and Conditions as set out in this page.

Main prizes

To award the main prizes, a panel of judges will be drawn from the Undergraduate Admissions Office for the undergraduate strand, and the Graduate Admissions Office for the graduate strand. 

There will be four main winners, two in each strand. Each winner will be awarded a £200 Amazon voucher.

Winners will be contacted via email in April 2016 and then publicly announced around the middle of Trinity Term 2016 via the Oxford Students website, University Facebook and Twitter feeds. All winners agree to participate in publicity regarding the Student Photography Competition.

Weekly discretionary prizes

On a weekly basis throughout the competition, a prize of a £25 Blackwell's voucher may be awarded to an outstanding image submitted to each of the undergraduate and graduate strands. The winner of each prize will be announced via social media and contacted via email.

For all prizes, 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.

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, 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 submitted image(s) being used by the University of Oxford for the following purposes: (i) publication in print materials, (ii) publication in the online 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 Office and the Graduate Admissions Office.