UK-China International Photography Competition 中英国际摄影大赛

Photography can reveal our common humanity, promoting mutual understanding in UK-China relations.

In partnership with Creative Manchester, the Manchester China Institute launched its inaugural UK-China International Photography Competition in 2019. The third installment of the competition concluded in July 2021.

View the results of the 20192020, and 2021 competitions.


Use your smartphone camera (no professional photography) to capture a moment that you associate with caring, and email it to us, along with your caption.

Preference will be given to photographs that are not digitally edited. Colour photos converted to black and white are fine, however.

Any person resident in the UK or in China may participate. Their photo should have been taken over the past year in either the UK or China.


Submissions will be judged on their concept, creativity, and composition:

  • Concept: How effective is the submission in capturing the essence of caring for other people?
  • Creativity: Does the submission capture the essence of caring for others in a unique and surprising way?
  • Composition: How technically competent is the submission? Have composition, lighting, contrast, and mood been considered?

This is not a professional photography competition. Digital editing of smartphone photos should be kept to a minimum. The emotional impact of the photo will outweigh its technical quality.

Judging panel