10 April 2014
The UCL ISR "Resources: Framed" Photography Competition has now closed. The ISR team was overwhelmed by the number of entries for this years competition.
The competition was open to all UCL staff and students and a selection of the photos have been shortlisted by a panel led by Mark Edwards, one of the most widely published photographers in the world and creator of the Hard Rain Project.
The photos shortlisted will be in to win:
- People's Choice Prize (voted for during the exhibition) - £200 worth of amazon vouchers & framed print
- Highly Commended (Best Fit to Theme) First Prize - £200 worth of amazon vouchers & framed print. Selected by UCL ISR staff.
- Runner up (staff and student category) - framed print
A selection of shortlisted images will be displayed in the UCL South Cloisters from 2 May 2014 - 28 May 2014. You can vote for your favourite photo from now until the end of the exhibition. The winners will then be announced on our website and on twitter.
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
Thank you to all those who entered the competition.