Your People, Your Places, Your Things

The School of Art, Architecture and Design launches a national photography competition for school and college students.

Date: 5 February 2021

The School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Met has announced Your People, Your Places, Your Things, a national competition for photography and visual arts students in further education.

To enter, students simply have to submit a photograph of their favourite people (a portrait), place (a landscape) or thing (a still life). Students are invited to enter one photograph in one, two or all three of the competition categories.

The top 24 shortlisted entries will be included in an online digital exhibition hosted by the School of Art, Architecture and Design. There will be C-Type digital prints of the work courtesy of sponsors Metro Imaging for the 12 finalists. The overall winner will be given a one-day shoot in the school’s industry-standard studio in Aldgate, London.

The competition will be judged by a panel including London Met Photography BA alumni, Angela Blažanović and Giulia Simonotti; photographers and lecturers, David George and James Russell Cant; and a panel of current Photography BA students.

Your People, Your Places, Your Things a is free to enter and is open to students of photography and visual arts subjects aged 16 or over and in full-time further education at schools or colleges in the United Kingdom. Full details and terms and conditions are available on the competition page

James Russell Cant, course leader for the Photography BA programme said, "we love our students to explore photography from a broad range of approaches that excite them. It can be making images using our industry-standard digital equipment and studios or using our excellent colour and black-and-white darkroom facilities or really exploring the digital and physical boundaries of what photography can be. Whatever approach is adopted we always celebrate our students’ diverse passions, interests and identities. This competition is an opportunity to see the world from the perspective of the next generation of students across the country and to celebrate their work."

Image: Back to Our Roots, 2020 (detail) by Mikah Arnold, BA Photography

Close up portrait of a young black woman with an afro hairstyle and her bare shoulders