Your People, Your Places, Your Things

The deadline for The School of Art, Architecture and Design's popular national photography competition for school and college students has been extended.

Date: 13 December 2021

The School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Met has extended the deadline of the Your People, Your Places, Your Things competition for photography and visual arts students in further education to 28 February. The national competition follows the success of the inaugural 2021 edition which saw 260 entries by students from across the United Kingdom.

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 and those that are highly commended will be included in an online digital exhibition hosted by the School of Art, Architecture and Design. The work of all 24 finalists will also be included in a competition section of a printed magazine being made by the school's second year students. 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, Stefani Stoyanova and Mina Boromand; photographers and senior lecturers: Ania Dabrowska and Yiannis Katsaris, as well as Photography BA Course Leader James Russell CantMichael Upton, Head of Academic Portfolio at the School 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: Portrait (DETAIL) by Courteney Blackman of Farnborough Sixth Form College, Winner of Your People Section 2021

Black and white image of young girl with wet face staring towards camera