Photography competitions are a great way to showcase your talent worldwide. While photography in itself is fun, sometimes a competition can help you raise your standards as a photographer or discover the hidden photographer in you. Imagine the joy and the pride of seeing your pictures printed in the Arden University calendar!

So here are our tips on what you could do to ace the Arden University Photography Competition.

  1. Read the Competition Rules Thoroughly: Yes, the legal jargons and instructions might seem a little boring, but they are crucial to know the deadlines, requirements, format, the voting process, etc. Click here to read the T's and C's for the competition.
  2. Understand the Theme of the Competition : Make sure to stick to the theme of the competition. With this year’s theme- ‘My Study Space- How I do it differently’, there’s so much you can explore and show the world.Which is your favourite ‘escape from the world’ study place? Where do you love to study? Is it the mountains, your favourite buzzing café, a lake or a beach near your house or a beautiful quiet corner of your room? The competition is not about selfies, it’s an opportunity to share your story with the world.Take a look at our Pinterest board here for some inspiration.
  3. Basic Checklist:
  • Clean the lens
  • Don’t use the zoom
  • Keep your camera steady
  • Shoot from different perspectives
  • Take multiple shots
  • Take photos in High Definition
  • Don’t over edit your pictures
  • Simplicity is beauty

These are a few pictures our students have sent us in the past.

Here's another one:

Last but not the least, enjoy the process of this competition. Tell yourself; you’re doing something different today and click away!

Please note, you can submit your entries to stories@arden.ac.uk until 15th December 2016. Make sure to mention your name, student number, and country in your submission.

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