The 2016 Commonwealth theme , ‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’, seeks to celebrate the diversity of all commonwealth community nations, which comprise more than two billion people.That said, the Commonwealth Photography Competition will encourage new talent from the region and showcase to the world captivating images which help to represent the theme.
The winning photographs will be exhibited at the Commonwealth Secretariat’s headquarters in London throughout 2016. Such photographs be featured in a new Commonwealth Calendar for 2017 and accordingly be published and promoted on the Commonwealth’s website and social media vehicles. Each featured finalist will receive a copy of the calendar, in addition to a cash prize.
Deadline: Please submit your artwork on or before April 25, 2016
Commonwealth Photographer of the Year 2016
This award will go to the photographer with the picture judged by a panel of judges to be the best overall and shall receive a cash prize of £1,000 (GBP).
The best photographer from Africa, Asia, Caribbean and the Americas, Europe, and the Pacific will each receive a cash prize of £500 (GBP).
Highly Commended Award
The photographer whose entry receives the most ‘likes’ on Instagram will receive £100 (GBP).
The competition is open to citizens of Commonwealth member countries of all ages, and submitted photographs must be taken in a Commonwealth country. The competition runs from 14 March until 25 April 2016. Only one photograph can be submitted per entrant.
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