Leeds Arts University is the UK's highest ranked independent art University, in the UK's best student city with the UK's best University facilities!

We are a leading centre for art and design education, choosing from amongst the brightest international students to produce some of the most sought-after creative talent.

The Competition

To celebrate our work internationally we are offering a ‘My Beautiful Photograph’ photography competition for students aged 20 years of age or under.

So show us what YOU can do! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder so what do YOU think makes a beautiful photograph? It could be a place, a person or an object as long as it means something special to you and the people in your life. Be creative and use your imagination!

The best entries will be uploaded on to our Facebook page. The closing date for entries is 21st October 2016, winners will be announced Friday 28th October 2016. 

Your entry could be a photograph of a place, a person, or anything that represents somewhere special to you. If you need inspiration, check out some of our student work on our website. 

The best photograph will win a Lomo Instant Camera with runners up prize of Posca marker pens. 

Check out the previous winning entries of our 'My Beautiful Photograph' competition here. 

How to Enter

Email your photograph to competitions@leeds-art.ac.uk with the subject line 'My Beautiful Photograph' - the image should be in jpeg format and no smaller than 900 pixels wide, of any height. Please include your name, age and school or University with the entry. Only one image should be submitted per entrant.

The closing date for entries is 12 noon GMT on Friday 21st October. Winners announced 12 noon GMT on Friday 28th October. 

Please see below for full terms and conditions.

If you have any queries please email international@leeds-art.ac.uk

Terms and conditions

  • Entrants may only enter one image to the competition
  • Entrants must be aged 20 years of age or under at the time of submitting their entry.
  • All entries will be presented to a team of specialist art and design staff at Leeds Arts University who will pick the winning entry from a range of judging criteria including subject, composition and originality.
  • The winning entrant will be notified by email and a timeframe for the prize to be delivered will be agreed between the promoter (Leeds Arts University) and the winning entrant.
  • The winning entrant will receive by post or courier a Lomo Instant Camera and one roll of film.
  • The two runners up will each receive a selection of POSCA pens.
  • The judges' decision is final.
  • A selection of entries will be uploaded to the Leeds Arts University Facebook page alongside the winning entry.
  • The competition opens at 5pm (GMT) Friday 16th September 2016 and closes 12 noon (GMT) Friday 21st October 2016.
  • Entrants should email one image to competitions@leeds-art.ac.uk with the subject line 'My Beautiful Photograph' - the image should be in jpeg format and no smaller than 900 pixels wide, of any height. The entrant should include their name, age and school or University.
  • Entrants may only enter one image to the competition and it must be a photograph taken by themselves.
  • Entry to the competition is free.
  • By submitting an entry to the competition you allow the promoter – Leeds Arts University, Blenheim Walk, Leeds, LS2 9AQ, United Kingdom the right to use the entries on promotional material including print, websites and on social media, and to add your email address to our mailing list which you can unsubscribe from at any time by emailing marketing@leeds-art.ac.uk