2015 PCL Competition


The time has come for us to launch our new PCL Competition, here you will find all of the information on how to enter.

The theme for the competition is ‘HIDDEN’.

We are hoping to evoke a lot of interesting interpretations with this theme, so take it and shape it around whatever you enjoy shooting and find inspiring!

How you shoot and what camera you use is your decision completely, from iPhones to large format, go crazy and be as creative as possible! This theme could have a number of meanings, and we are really excited to see what you can come up with… Enjoy!

How to Enter

In order to enter you need to be a fan of Photography Course London on Facebook; you can do so by following this link – and liking our page.

Once you are a fan head to our PCL Competition page – and click ‘add photos’. Alternatively you can email your entries to

Please add/email no more than 3 images per person. (If more than 3 images are submitted only the first 3 will be considered)

Feel free to include any captions, titles or further information about your images within the post/email.

The closing date for entries is midnight on Monday 17 August 2015. Winners will be announced on Monday 24 August 2015.


1st Prize: 2 x Metro Imaging C Type Prints – 20″ x 16″ AND a Portfolio Review!

2nd Prize: 1 x Metro Imaging C Type Print 20″ x 16″ and 1 x Metro Imaging C Type Print 16″ x 12″

3rd Prize: 1 x Metro Imaging C Type Print 16″ x 12″


Life Framer – A global comp which runs monthly! Get exhibited in Paris, Los Angeles and London & win some prizes!

© Andrea Carboni

Life Framer is an award designed to source and showcase outstanding photography from amateur, emerging and established photographers. They aim to bring exposure to talented photographers from all over the world.
The overall photography competition’s theme is ‘Life’. All-encompassing and all-defining! To make things more manageable we break it down into twelve sub-themes, each running for a month.

CURRENT THEME – “AN INSTANT” – we invite you to peer into the present moment.

Deadline: 30th April 2015


Renaissance Photography Prize – raising funds to support young women with breast cancer


Renaissance Photography Prize is an international award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging and established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer.

Now in its eighth year, the prize is looking to discover talent and celebrate the best in photography, giving image makers access to new opportunities and a world-wide audience for their work.

Entering gives photographers the chance to have their work seen by a panel of some of the industry’s most influential photography critics, as well as being exhibited in Getty Images Gallery, London, UK.

Photographers can enter single images and/or series of work. The competition is open to everyone and welcomes entries from all countries.

All profit from entry fees is donated to The Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care, UK.

Deadline is 12 June 2015


BJP Breakthrough Awards – On the hunt for the world’s most talented students and recent graduates.


The BJP are inviting photographers on undergraduate courses, and within 5 years of graduating (including current MA students), to submit work to be judged by an influential panel of leading industry professionals.

Photographs can be captured in any format – film, digital or mobile – and can be of any style or genre. The competition is open to students and graduates from around the world.

In partnership with Olympus, Free Range and theprintspace, winners will have their work exhibited at the British Journal of Photography’s dedicated pop-up exhibition space in Shoreditch, East London’s creative hub. The exhibition will take place in June 2015 as part of the Free Range Graduate Shows at The Old Truman Brewery.

Deadline for entries is noon (GMT) on Friday 8th May 2015.


Readers’ travel photography competition 2015 – Send in your pictures to win amazing prizes

© Fredrik Bowman, Huskies on forest trails near the Aurora Safari Camp.

Have camera, will travel? Then Guardian Travel’s annual photography competition is for you. It’s an opportunity for you to capture the essence of your journeys around the world, and for us to showcase your work online and – at the end of the year – in an exhibition at Guardian HQ.

And the overall prize is pretty great too.

The winner of each month’s competition (who must be a UK resident) will see their shot mounted and displayed in the end-of-year exhibition for the public at the Guardian’s offices in London. Once the exhibition is finished digital printers Point 101 will send you a copy of your shot to place with pride on your own wall.

The overall winner (chosen from the 12 monthly winners) will go on an amazing Artisan Travel four-night trip to Sörbyn Lodge and the Aurora Safari Camp situated in the Lassbyn Råne River Valley near Luleå – this is Lappish glamping in aurora borealis territory, providing an unforgettable adventure. The host for this specialist holiday is Fredrik Broman, who has been a nature photographer for 21 years, splitting his time between Kenya and Sweden. Fredrik, the founder of the Aurora Safari Camp, will assist participants in photographing a wide variety of winter subjects. The four-day trip will take place in March 2016 (dates to be announced).

This competition has already begun but there are still plenty of months left so get snapping! The upcoming months themes are:

  • April: water
  • May: faces
  • June: geometry/geometric shapes
  • July: action
  • August: coast
  • September: solitude
  • October: architecture
  • November: celebration
  • December: food