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Everyone has their own unique perspective of education at Cambridge. If you are you a student or member of staff at the University of Cambridge and enjoy photography, why not enter the CCTL Photography Competition? We are interested in seeing the Cambridge educational experience through your eyes. What do you see when you rush to a lecture, prepare for a supervision, or study with friends? Where and how else does learning happen - and how might you represent that visually to others?


Winner Selection & Prizes

Entrants will be shortlisted by a panel of independent judges to ensure they meet the eligibility requirements (see the Guide) and align with the competition's theme of education of Cambridge.

The entries will be displayed or screened at the Cambridge Teaching Forum, 14 April 2020. Attendees of the Forum - which will include teaching staff and students from across the University - will vote on the entries based on originality, interpretation and visual impact.

Winners will be notified within the following week and asked to provide details to receive their gift voucher from Heffers.

First prize: £75 voucher

Second prize: £50 voucher

Third prize: £25 voucher



Submissions are welcome from any student or staff of the University of Cambridge, whether undergraduate or postgraduate, full-time or part-time. The photograph must have been made by the person submitting it.

While we welcome innovative and creative interpretations of the educational experience at Cambridge, submissions must not be appropriate and not offensive. Additionally, all identifiable participants in the submitted images must have given permission to be photographed, and signed consent forms included with the application. Please see the Guide for more detail.


How to Apply

Applicants may enter a maximum of 3 photos. It is in your best interest to submit your images as high-resolution files without excessive compression. The following formats will be accepted: .png, .jpg, .bmp and .tif.

Please name the files with the format "[surname] [title]", making sure the titles match those given in the application form.

Photographs being entered, along with an application form and consent forms (if relevant), should be emailed to by Monday 6 April 2020.


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