Archive for the ‘Competitions’ Category

At Eureka we commission striking and original photography (see the “Eureka photography” slideshow tab above to see some of the best). Could you produce something similar and be our next great photographer?

At Eureka we think that original and elegant photography can help to make science, technology and the environment come alive for our readers. Many of the photographers we have used have won awards for their work. We now want to find and inspire a new generation of young talent so, in association with Science Photo Library and the Royal Institution, we are launching our first photography competition.

We are offering three prizes, each of £1,000, for a single still image, a project of still images and a moving image. In return we’d like young photographers between 18 and 26 to send us original work on the themes that Eureka covers: science, technology, engineering, environment etc. Also you must explain to us briefly why your subject is interesting, ie the story behind the image.

For details of how to enter, please read the terms and conditions below, but all entrants must include the following details:



E-mail address

Date of birth

Contact telephone number

And good luck!

Eureka Young Photographer Awards: Terms and conditions

The Eureka Young Photographer Awards are open to UK and ROI photographers: students, professionals or non-professionals.

Age limit: 18 years to 26 years (your age on April 30, 2012, must between 18 and 26 inclusive). Entrants may be required to provide proof of age.

Photographers may submit recent work relating to the themes of science, technology, engineering or the environment. Each entry must be accompanied by an explanation of no more than 100 words of how the work relates to the theme.

Photographers may enter any or all of the three award categories:

Single image award — 1 still image only

Project award — a sequence of stills on one subject, up to a maximum of 6

Moving image award — 1 entry of up to 90 seconds in length

Each photographer may make up to three entries (eg, you may enter the Single image award three times, or each award once).

The shortlisted and winning entries will be decided by a panel of judges.

No emphasis or special treatment will be given to any individual image or entry based on the photographer or the number of images entered.

The judges’ selection for the exhibition is final — no discussion or correspondence will be entered into.


Jon Jones – Director of Photography, The Sunday Times Magazine

Jim Al-Khalili – Physicist, author, broadcaster

Giles Revell – Photographer, artist

Rose Taylor – Editor, Science Photo Library

Madeleine Penny – Picture editor, Eureka magazine


All entries must be submitted before 5pm on April 30, 2012. Late submissions will not be accepted.

How to enter

Entries must be made by e-mail, to

Images may be black and white or colour.

Still images must be uploaded as jpegs and files must not exceed 1280x1024px at 72dpi.

Moving image submissions must have a maximum size of 1920×1080 (1080p) and a minimum size of 720×576 (SD). The format must be: H.264 .mov or just a normal .avi — maximum file size of 100mb.

Videos should have a maximum length of 90 seconds.

Upload your videos to Vimeo or YouTube and send the link in your e-mailed entry.

Shortlisted photographers will be required to provide high-quality images and/or video. High-quality images and video must be delivered by May 11, 2012.

Photographers who have been shortlisted will be notified by e-mail by May 8, 2012.

The shortlisted images will be published on and a selection of them will appear in Eureka magazine, as chosen by the Eureka picture editor, and in an exhibition at the Royal Institution from June 6, 2012 to June 19, 2012. The winners’ work will be published in Eureka magazine on June 7, 2012 and on

Images may also be used in other material in connection with the Eureka Young Photographer Awards, whether inpaper or digitally, including for news or publicity purposes. Images may be displayed on a blog monitored by The Times throughout the length of the competition. By entering, you agree that you consent to these uses of your work. Publication of an entry does not necessarily mean that it has been shortlisted.

The winners of the Single image award, the Project award and the Moving image award prizes of £1,000 chosen by the panel of judges will be announced at an awards night on June 6, 2012. The overall winner will win a commission to create a still or moving image special project for Eureka magazine.

Each photographer exhibiting at the exhibition will be entitled to attend the Eureka Young Photographer Awards exhibition at the Royal Institution. Travel and accommodation expenses to the exhibition or the awards will not be included.

All copyright of any submitted work will remain with the photographer, however by entering, each entrant licenses Times Newspapers Limited a royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide right to use the entries as set out in these terms and conditions. By entering, you promise that the works are your own previously unpublished works. If any people are featured in the work, you promise that you have their permission to be entered in this competition.

News International and Science Photo Library employees may not enter the competition.

Article sourced from:




Today marks the launch of Zeitgeist ‘Young Minds’, a competition to find 10 pioneers, change-makers and leaders of tomorrow aged 18 – 25, across Europe, Middle East and Africa*. The winners will take their place alongside the greatest visionaries of today at Google Zeitgeist 2012 near London on May 20 – 22 2012.

From January 16 until March 19, the search will be on to find 10 exceptional, motivated and inspiring 18 – 25 year-olds from across EMEA*, who are making a positive impact in the world through science, the arts, education, innovation or inspiration.

The lucky winners will be invited to participate in Google’s annual Zeitgeist event, where previous speakers have included Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, Google CEO Larry Page and Chairman Eric Schmidt. They will also win a brand new Google tech gadget and get the chance to take to the stage and have their voice heard.

Last year saw the first ever ‘Young Minds’ competition in both the UK and America. The lucky finalists won an experience of a lifetime, from meeting Chelsea Clinton and Will I Am, to taking part in panel discussions with Jon Snow and Martha Lane Fox (Co-founder


Sebastian Thiel, 21, from London was a winner from 2011 and says, “Zeitgeist was amazing. I learnt a lot from the great variation of speakers from different disciplines. A memorable event that I’ll never forget.”

Matt BrittinVice President of Northern & Central Europe, Google commented, “Google has always championed innovation and is proud to help young people showcase their ideas and achievements. Zeitgeist Young Minds is an incredible opportunity for future world-changers to meet some of the most powerful and inspiring people on the planet today.”

To be in with a chance of winning a place at Zeitgeist 2012, simply upload a short video telling your story, what matters to you and how you’re making a positive impact on your world to

Competition Terms and Conditions
(For full T&C’s please visit

Videos need to be uploaded to YouTube and no longer than one minute
(any entries longer than 1 minute 30 secs will be disqualified)

All entrants will be contacted and asked to provide additional contact details that must be provided in order to be short-listed.

The deadline for all entries and submissions is Monday 19th March 2012. All entries must be uploaded to YouTube by 11:59pm (GMT).
**N.B. Europe, Middle East and Africa – Young Minds is open to all young people aged 18 – 25 who are residents of the below territories:
Belgium, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom and Yemen.

Think you could do better?

Get writing, rhyming and recording. Get set to star alongside Devlin on a brand new track and appear in his video.

To find out more and to enter, go to

Deadline is 24th July!

Fancy writing for the Guardian?

You could get a chance if you enter the Guardian’s Young Arts Critic Competition. 

Write a review of something you see this summer and you could win a National Book Token and see your review on their website. The overall winner will get to attend an event with a Guardian critic and write about it for G2, the Guardian’s art edition. Dance is one of eight categories so why not review a dance show that has an impact on you for a chance of winning.

Applications close 26 August 2011

To apply or find more info:

Nanado’s Hot Heroes are looking for positive young people who make a positive difference in their community; big or small and award them with a chicken fuelled lunch with Britain’s Got Talent finalists, Flawless.

So…are you that special somone?

Do you fancy a free lunch with the Flawless guys?

All you have to do is… tell Live Magazine what you’ve done and what are you doing to make the world that little bit better. So whether you’re a  young carer, volunteer in your local community, run a social enterprise or helped an elderly person with their shopping they want to hear from you!

To enter the Nando’s Hot Heroes competition all you have to do is email and tell us about your good deed.


Are you 11-19 years old?

Love music?

Want your big break?

Check out this fantastic music competition!

It’s called Next BRIT thing and they’re looking for young musicians in any genre to share their performances, compete in online charts and perform live! There are separate catergories for both pop and classical music, with an additional award for composition.

You will also get the chance to perform in front of thousands and exclusive support and guidance from professional musicians and songwriters!

The lucky winners- to be chosen by a team of influential artists and music industry executives- will be crowned Next BRIT thing and receive a unique award.

Sound good?

Check out their website: as its already open for registration. From September 2011, you can submit your video or track.

The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers and has three categories:

  • human rights and young people
  • restorative justice and young people
  • human rights, restorative justice and young people


Photographs must be original and creative!

Your photo must speak to people’s hearts and minds! Think outside the box!

To enter the competition email Dr. Theo Gavrielides ( an original, high resolution photo capturing any of the three themes.

The photo will be used for the cover of the international, peer review book Rights & Restoration due to be published in February 2012 by de Sitter Publications. The Volume includes papers from leading experts in human rights and restorative justice.

The winner will be credited in the publication and receive a brand new MP3 Player.

Deadline: 14th June 2011