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2017 Student Photography Competition

Department of Geography & GeogSoc Annual Geography Student Photography Competition 2017



Have your geographical travels taken you to amazing places? Submit your photo’s now!

Each year the GeogSoc and the Department of Geography run a competition to find budding – or already budded – photographers in each of the categories listed below.


People & Places

Landscapes of Change

Looking Closer

Field Trip

Overall Winner

People’s Choice

Staff & Postdoc

Submit your photo’s before 20th January to and

Apply with:

1. Title

2. Location

3. Equipment/exposure (if available)

4. 1-2 sentences why your photo speaks to the category

T&C’s apply: see below

Winners in all categories received a free, photo-quality, large format print out (up to A1 size) of their work.

You can check out the winning photos from last year below:

Judging Categories and Winners 2016

Congratulations to all those students who took part.

Overall Winner  - Stathi Papadopoullos
People’s Choice Award - Bryan Goh
Special Commendation - Adelaide Goodeve

Awards were made in each of the following categories:

  • People & Place Catherine Nyaumwe Munyarari
  • Landscapes of Change Bryan Goh
  • KCL Undergraduate Field Trip Celine Dubois Pelerin
  • Looking Closer James Morris

Here's a list of shortlisted entries:

Field Trip:

  • Alistair Halls
  • Celine Dubois Pelerin
  • Stathi Papadopoullos

Landscapes of Change:

  • Adelaide Goodeve
  • Angad Burman
  • Bryan Goh

Looking Closer:

  • James Morris
  • Catherine Nyaumwe Munyarari
  • Hui Ting Wong

People and Place:

  • Adelaide Goodeve
  • Fahmina Begum
  • Catherine Nyaumwe Munyarari
  • Arjan Singh Kooner (Honourable Mention)


Judging Criteria

Short-listing and awards will be based on the following criteria:

  • Originality – does the photo have a creative take on the world, or help us to see it differently?
  • Technical Excellence – are the exposure, shutter speed, white balance, depth of field, and any post-production work appropriate for the subject?
  • Composition – are the elements of the photo positioned to create purpose, interest, aesthetic appeal, or surprise?
  • Artistic Merit – have all of the above elements come together effectively to create a great image?
  • Overall Impact – what is the impression on first viewing? Is it a memorable image?
  • Geographical Imagination – does the photo illustrate the activities of the discipline or department in a way that would encourage and engage current and future students?
The judging panel will be: Terms & Conditions:
  • Each student or staff member may submit a maximum of two photos to the competition.
  • 'KCL Undergraduate Field Trip' submissions should be from field trips taken while at King's in the Geography programme.
  • Entry is free for members of GeogSoc (membership for students and staff is £5), or £3 per photo for non-members.**
  • By entering the competition, students and staff grant the Department of Geography a perpetual, non-exclusive license to use their photos online or in print provided that photographer is credited. The photographer retains all moral and commercial rights to their work.

**Sign up for a GeogSoc membership at and pay the £5 standard membership.

Competition Exhibition Details coming soon
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