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UNE Photography Competition #StudentLife

July 26, 2021 @ 8:00 am - August 29, 2021 @ 4:30 pm

#StudentLife in 2021 may be a bit different to what we usually expect. Studying from home, Zoom classrooms, wearing masks and pets sleeping on laptops are all part of the current student experience. UNE student’s are currently located all over the world. We want to see what your current ‘student life’ looks like. Focus your lens on your current study space, the view from your window, your home country, the fun things you do to relax in your spare time, or the ways in which you are coping amidst COVID.

Whatever comes to mind when you think of life as a student right now, at UNE, regardless of where you are in the world, is what we invite you to capture in a photograph to enter the 2021 UNE Photograph Prize.  Everyone, from first time snapshotters to serial selfie takers and avid photographers are encouraged to enter. Prizes are up for grabs and your photos will be included in a digital exhibition.

Entries close Monday 29th August, 2021.


Competition Rules

  • Contest is open to all currently enrolled UNE students
  • Each student can enter up to 3 photos
  • Photos are to be submitted digitally to acook34@une.edu.au with the following details included in each submission:
    • Full name
    • Course title
    • Student ID
    • Brief description of photos (no more than 50 words)
    • Home country
  • All entries to be submitted by 4:30pm, Monday 29 August 2021
  • Any explicit or derogatory material will not be accepted and reported.



Director’s Prize – $200
Second Prize – $150
Third Prize – $100
2 x participation prizes – $50 each


Terms and Conditions

About the candidates

Anyone currently enrolled UNE student is eligible to enter the competition.

Technical specifications for submitted photos

The photo(s) must be submitted as a high-resolution JPEG (as high as your camera will allow). The photo must not contain violence, profanity, sex or direct attacks on individuals or organizations. Any entries deemed offensive will be immediately disqualified.

The photo must be an original creation – no copyrighted images may be used.

The participant must certify and warrant that the submitted photo(s) does not violate the rights of a third party or any copyright. UNE and NERAM are not responsible for intellectual property violations that might have resulted through the submissions of photos.

Judging and notification of selected photographers

After the contest closes at 16:30 on 29 August 2021, photos will be judged on adherence to the contest challenge through its message clarity, composition and overall presentation. UNE/NERAM will appoint a selection panel to judge the entries. The panel’s decision is final. Any attempt by a participant to influence the result or subvert the photo competition will lead to immediate disqualification.

The winning photographs will be announced in September 2021 and the photographers will be notified via email. If an entrant is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made to do so, UNE/NERAM reserves the right to offer the prize to the next best entry.

Winning entries will be displayed in the foyer at the New England Regional Art Museum for a period of time. All entries will be displayed in a virtual gallery that will be open to all people to view and ‘attend’ online.

Rights and ownership

By submitting their photos to UNE/NERAM, participants agree to grant UNE/NERAM free of charge the right to use the photo in any manner and media, including without limitation, the right to publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate in printed or electronic media even if they are not the winning entries.

UNE/NERAM agrees to mention the full name of the chosen contestant when used in all materials.

Participants may be asked to take part in publicity activities.


UNE/NERAM reserves the right to modify or cancel the contest or any of the arrangements, schedules, plans or other items directly or indirectly related to the contest, at any time and for any reason if deems necessary.

The personal information provided to UNE/NERAM by the participants shall only be used for the purposes of this contest. All participants are entitled to access, cancel, oppose and rectify the details about the personal data (such as names, addresses, etc.) contained in the file by sending their request by email to acook34@une.edu.au.

Participation in the contest, including being selected to have your photo displayed in the virtual gallery, in no manner constitutes an endorsement or support by UNE/NERAM of the candidates’ views or aims or of any products or services. Candidates shall not advertise or otherwise claim to have obtained any such endorsement or support. UNE/NERAM name and logo are the property of UNE/NERAM and should not be used in any manner whatsoever without the prior consent of UNE/NERAM. UNE/NERAM must approve in writing any statement, advertisement, press release or similar communication in any media, relating to candidates participation in the competition.

Contact us: acook34@une.edu.au.


Image: Ones Sacamay The Dixson Circles 2018. Awarded Highly Commended at 2018 Photo Competition



July 26, 2021 @ 8:00 am
August 29, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
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