08 January 2014
After the success of 2013, the UCL ISR "Resources: Framed" Photography Competition is back for another year.
The competition is open to all UCL staff and students and will be judged by a panel led by Mark Edwards, one of the most widely published photographers in the world and creator of the Hard Rain Project.
- Judge's First Prize - £200 worth of amazon vouchers & framed print
- People's Choice Prize (voted for during the exhibition) - £200 worth of amazon vouchers & framed print
- Runner up (staff and student category) - framed print
A selection of shortlisted images will be displayed in the UCL South Cloisters from 8 May 2014 - 13 June 2014. The display will be launched with an evening awards/drinks reception on the 8 May 2014 where the judge's first prize will be announced. UCL staff, students and UCL visitors will then have an opportunity to vote for their favourite picture while they are on display and via our website. All winners will be announced on our website once the display has ended.
2014 Competition: Cultures of Farming
This year the ISR photography competition is inspired by the 2014 UN International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). The IYFF aims to raise the profile of family and smallholder farming by focusing world attention on its significant role in alleviating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas. Food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture were also highlighted as a priority area during the Rio +20 negotiations, and are like to form key issues within the development of the post-2015 UN development agenda.
The judging panel is looking for thought provoking images that capture this year’s theme of Cultures of Farming. We welcome entries that touch on the multiple scales,cultures and geographies of farming, this may include:
- Traditional, small-scale farms to large, agroindustrial scale farms
- The products of farming, including food, fuel, feed, flowers, fabric and/ or fertiliser
- Agriculture in urban, peri-urban and rural environments
- Farming in the global North and South