2020 UK-China International Photography Competition

The second annual competition theme was, 'What does family mean to you?'

Competition winners

Best photo taken in China: Xing Luo 罗星

Xing Luo photograph - ‘The Days We Cannot Go Out'.

‘The Days We Cannot Go Out'

不能出门的日子
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"We haven’t been outside of our residential area for 40 days during the pandemic."

疫情隔离期间我们家40天没出过小区。


Best photo taken in the UK: Sarah Zheng

Sarah Zheng photograph - parents working from home with young twins

'Together under the New Normality'

起在新常态中
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"A family selfie taken by an AppleWatch, captured a snapshot of our family lockdown life - both parents were working from home on a Friday while our 4-year-old twins were entertaining themselves."

AppleWatch的家庭自拍照,捕捉了我们家庭锁定生活的快照。 当我们4岁的双胞胎在娱乐时,父母双方都在星期五在家工作。


People's choice award: Yourong Li 李犹荣

Yourong Li photograph - smiling grandparents

'Hand in hand'

携手
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"The photographer is the author's own grandparents, grandparents love each other, mutual support. For children to establish a correct and good family concept, in the author's view, this is the meaning of the family."

被拍摄者为作者本人的爷爷奶奶,爷爷奶奶一辈子相亲相爱、相互扶持。为子女及子孙树立了正确良好的家庭观念,在作者看来,这就是家庭的意义。


Competition shortlist

Our three winners had stiff competition! View the 2020 shortlist photograph gallery.

More about the 2020 competition

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Participants

  • Any person resident in the UK or in China could participate in the 2020 competition.
  • One submission per participant.

Winners

  • Top 30 photos selected as finalists were printed and exhibited at IPF Gallery, Chengdu, with an awards ceremony on Sunday, 28 June 2020.

Prizes

  • Best UK Submission: £1,000 + photo book of the competition
  • Best China Submission: RMB8,888 + photo book of the competition
  • People’s Choice: £500

Criteria

Submissions were independently assessed by the judges below against the following criteria: 

  • Concept: how effective is the submission in capturing the essence of family?
  • Creativity: does the submission capture the essence of family in a unique and surprising way?
  • Composition: how technically competent is the submission? Have composition, lighting, contrast and mood been considered?

Judging panel

Submissions were judged by the following panel:

  • Dr Rupert Cox, Professor of Social Anthropology at The University of Manchester
  • Zoe Dunbar, Director, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
  • Dr Ros Holmes, Presidential Academic Fellow in the History of Chinese Art
  • Dr Ian Scott, Senior Lecturer in American Studies at The University of Manchester
  • Dr Michael Wood, Historian, Broadcaster, Professor of Public History at The University of Manchester