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Youth competition - Portraiture

Aged between 12 to 19 and enjoy taking portrait images? Don’t forget to enter this month’s Youth competition! For November we want to see your best single, group or self portrait images!

If you’re aged between 12 to 19 years old you can submit up to three images relating to that month’s theme. Running from June to December, there’ll be seven themes to inspire you. Themes will embrace genres such as wildlife, landscape, portraiture, still life and street photography.

Every month a shortlist (including the winner) of up to ten photographers will be celebrated on the World Photography Organisation Instagram feed and blog. The winner will be promoted in our weekly newsletter and then go on to be in with a chance of winning the overall Youth Photographer of the Year title in April 2022. Not only does the Youth winner receive international recognition and exposure, they’ll also enjoy a range of Sony digital imaging equipment to develop their vision. 

We’ll be using the hashtag #youthofswpa on our social channels throughout the month to shout about the competition, we encourage you to do the same! 


Open for entries from 1 to 31 November. See results!

To create a good portrait gives the viewer a deeper insight to your sitter. Be it studio, candid or even a self-portrait we want to see your pictures of people that evoke, arrest and inspire. Injecting feeling and emotion are key to this month’s competition and a creative eye will also be rewarded.