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AwardS 2017/18

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

We’re inviting entries from schools and students of all ages, throughout the UK. The competition is split in to three different categories, which all have a different theme.

Click the relevant category below for more information, to find out the themes and for an insight in to the fantastic prizes on offer!


Please click below to register your school to take part and receive a complete information pack, including posters to put up around school, T&Cs, FAQ's and handy hints and tips! 


PLEASE NOTE: The National School Photography Award Competition is now closed for 2017/18.



Register Your School
Post 16
School: A Lasting Impression
A Window into Life at School
School Spirit!

Prizes include:

  • Primary Winner - Fujifilm XP120 Camera
  • Secondary Winner - Fujifilm X-A10 Camera
  • Post 16 Winner - Fujifilm X-A3 Camera
  • Manfrotto Advanced Camera and Laptop Backpack
  • Manfrotto BeFree Color Aluminium Travel Tripod Kit
  • Acrylic Displays for your school 
  • Photography day for your school
  • Work experience with professional photographers and more!


Judging for the competition will commence after the closing date for entries on 16th March 2018.

Our panel will each pick 5 favourites 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 are:

Paul Hill - Category Manager at Manfrotto

Tony Hardacre – Photographer for The Times Education Supplement

Daniel Baxby – Vice Principal at Wrenn School

John Robertson - Photographer for The Guardian

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.



If you love photography and would like to join a local club - take a look at some local clubs that supported the competition here.

Meet The Judges


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