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AwardS 2018/19

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Welcome to The National School Photography Awards 2018/19 - a nationwide photography competition, where we’re on the search for Britain’s next top photographer!



We've been inundated with entries and we can't wait to go through all of them!! We want to say a massive thank you to all of you who registered your schools and encouraged students to enter the competition - the competition wouldn't be as successful without your support. 

Shortlisting will take place in the next couple of weeks and  those who have made it to the next stage will be notified by email.
The official judging with our professional photographers is set to take place over Easter, so winners will be announced during the new term.

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When I Grow Up...
Our Changing World
Post 16
Next Steps
Previous Entries
2018 - Secondary Category
2018 - Primary Category
2018 - Secondary Category
2015 - Primary Category
2015 - Post 16 Category
2015 - Primary Category
2018 - Secondary Category
2015 - Primary Category
2018 - Primary Category
2018 - Post 16 Category
2015 - Secondary Category
2018 - Primary Category

Prizes include:

  • Primary Winner - Fujifilm XF10
  • Secondary Winner - Fujifilm X-A5 Camera with Silver XC 15-45 lens
  • Post 16 Winner - Fujifilm X-T100 Camera with Black XC15-45mm lens 
  • Manfrotto Noreg Camera Backpack
  • Manfrotto BeFree Aluminium Tripod Lever
  • Acrylic Displays for your school 
  • Photography day for your school
  • Work experience with professional photographers and more!
Post 16 Category Winner
All Category Winners
Primary Category Winner
All Category Winners
Secondary Category Winner


Judging for the competition will commence after the closing date for entries on 1st March 2019.

Our panel will select 20 favourites per category from the entered photographs to create a shortlist ready for final judging.

Each contestant who has made it through to the final will be notified of their progress at this stage. The full panel will then review each finalists photograph before deciding the overall winners of each category.

We have an outstanding judging panel for the competition, which includes industry experts, professional photographers and Education leaders.

Our Judges...

Paul Hill - Category Manager at Manfrotto

Daniel Baxby – Principal at Witchford Village College

Tony Hardacre – Photographer for The Times Education Supplement

John Robertson - Photographer for The Guardian & Manfrotto Ambassador

More information on each of our judges, as well as what they will be looking for in each entry from the contestants can be found here.


Meet The Judges


The National School Photography Awards could not have been launched without the support from key organisations: