NCVO members’ photo competition

Our annual photography competition, celebrating the work of our members, is now open.

The competition is running until 11 March and open to all staff, volunteers, beneficiaries and service users from any organisations that are members of NCVO. If you would like to find out if your organisation is a member, please get in touch.

Winners will be announced at the NCVO Annual Conference on 1 April, where there will be an exhibition of the winning images and awards. Prizes up for grabs include a Samsung Galaxy tablet and tickets to next year’s NCVO Annual Conference.

If you would like to enter, but are looking for some inspiration, then take a look at the winning entries from 2017.

This year’s theme

As part of NCVO’s centenary year, we are reflecting on the achievements of voluntary action and looking ahead to the future. In times of transition and change, charities must adapt fast and be prepared to step in when required. This year’s ‘looking to the future’ theme is an opportunity to show how charities and the voluntary sector remain resilient in times of great change.

We are looking for photographs that illustrating how charities have dealt with the country’s most intractable problems and how they plan to meet future challenges.


We have one open category this year. This is for any NCVO member organisations’ workers, volunteers, service users or beneficiaries. This category is also open to any professional photographers who are connected to a member organisation or taken photographs on behalf of one.

How to enter

  1. Make sure your organisation is a member of NCVO. If you are unsure whether 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 pictures, check out the Four Fs – four steps to better photography on NCVO Knowhow or take a look at the winning entries from 2017.
  3. Read the terms and conditions.
  4. Submit your photo along with 50 words on why your entry fits the theme of ‘looking to the future’.
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