NCVO members’ photo competition

NCVO has launched our annual photography competition, celebrating the work of our members.

This year’s theme is ‘making a difference’.

Some organisations make a difference to the people they serve every day, and some make incremental differences towards big changes to the world around us. The one thing that links all charities, no matter how diverse, is that they are seeking to make a difference for a cause they believe in.

Making a difference is what inspires millions of people across the UK to work, volunteer or campaign for charities and we want to see photographs that celebrate this work in action.

The competition is running until 20 March 2017, and is seeking entries from staff, volunteers, beneficiaries and service users of any organisations that is a member of NCVO. 

Winners will be announced at NCVO’s annual conference on 20 April, where there will be an exhibition of the winning images and awards. Prizes up for grabs include vouchers for professional artwork printing from competition sponsor Pureprint, a Samsung Galaxy tablet and tickets to NCVO’s Annual Conference.

If you would like to enter, but are looking for some inspiration, then take a look back at last year’s winning entries.

Categories

The competition will be judged in two categories- professional photographers and everybody else.

Open category

Anyone who works or volunteers at a charity, uses a service or benefits from a project.

For example, you may run a weekly youth group, climbed a mountain for charity, have received support from a medical organisation, or benefit from a drop-in service.

Professional Photographers

Any professional photographers who are connected to a member organisation, or who have taken photographs on their behalf.

For example, you may have been commissioned to work for an organisation, or have simply taken photographs of their work in action.

How to enter

Take a look back at the winning images from last years’ exhibition.

  1. Make sure that your organisation is a member of NCVO. If you would like to find out if your organisation is a member This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  2. If you are looking for tips on how to compose better photos, check out ‘the Four Fs – four steps to better photography' on NCVO Knowhow Nonprofit.
  3. Read the terms and conditions.
  4. Submit your photo, along with 50 words on why your entry fits the theme of ‘making a difference’.

The Prizes

Winners in both the open and professional category will win a Samsung Galaxy tablet, and credit to have artwork of their choice professionally printed by Pureprint.

Winners will also receive tickets to NCVO’s Annual Conference on 20 April, where there will be an exhibition of shortlisted images, and a drinks reception to announce the winners.

About our sponsor

Pureprint Group are kindly sponsoring the prizes and exhibition for the photography competition.

Pureprint is an NCVO trusted supplier for print and print audit supplies, advising on savings that can be made by managing spend across all aspects of marketing communications. Sustainability is at the heart of their business, having won many awards in this category including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Sustainable Development 2013. Their services span creative, data, print, point of sale, direct mail, print management, print audits, web build, storage, pick, pack and fulfilment services - combined with their own Purity procurement platform. In the sector they work with over 20 charitable clients.

Open category

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Anyone who works or volunteers at a charity, uses a service or benefits from a project.

For example, you may run a weekly youth group, climbed a mountain for charity, have received support from a medical organisation, or benefit from a drop-in service.

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Professional Photographers

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Any professional photographers who are connected to a member organisation, or who have taken photographs on their behalf.

For example, you may have been commissioned to work for an organisation, or have simply taken photographs of their work in action.

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How to enter

Take a look back at the winning images from last years’ exhibition (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ncvophotos/albums/72157666990637522)

1. Make sure that your organisation is a member of NCVO (https://www.ncvo.org.uk/about-us/join-ncvo/our-members) . If you are unsure whether your organisation is a member then get in touch.

2. If you are looking for tips on how to compose better photos, check out ‘the Four Fs – four steps to better photography (https://knowhownonprofit.org/how-to/how-to-take-better-photographs) on KnowHow NonProfit

3. Read the terms and conditions (https://www.ncvo.org.uk/terms-and-conditions-photo-competition)

4. Submit your photo (https://www.ncvo.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1121) , along with 50 words on why your entry fits the theme of ‘making a difference’

The Prizes

Winners in both the open and professional category will win a Samsung Galaxy tablet, and credit to have artwork of their choice professionally printed by Pureprint.

Winners will also receive tickets to NCVO’s Annual Conference (https://www.ncvo.org.uk/training-and-events/ncvo-annual-conference) on 20 April, where there will be an exhibition of shortlisted images, and a drinks reception to announcement the winners.

About our sponsor

Pureprint Group (http://www.pureprint.com/) are sponsoring the prizes and exhibition for the photography competition. Pureprint is the preferred print and print audit supplier to NCVO, advising on savings that can be made by managing spend across all aspects of marketing communications. Sustainability is at the heart of their business, having won many awards in this category including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Sustainable Development 2013. Their services span Creative, Data, print, Packaging, Point of Sale, Direct Mail, Print Management, Print Audits, Web Build, Storage, Pick, Pack and Fulfilment services - combined with their own Purity procurement platform. Specifically, in the sector they work with over 20 charitable clients.
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