Awarded to one individual for an outstanding sample of photography produced since February 2023. The judges will be looking for excellence in composition, subject matter and startling images.

This category should not be confused with News Photographer of the Year.

The work should either have been published in the student press, or be the work of a full-time student, in which case the work can be unpublished but of publishable quality.

You must submit three unique photographs for consideration.

This year, entries for all photography categories must be submitted via our online application form. Entrants must fill in the relevant details and email their work to in a compressed folder. All photographs must be submitted in JPEG format. Any files that are not submitted in this format will not be considered.

You must clearly state in the subject line of the email which photography category you are entering. All photographs must be labeled clearly with the category name plus the photograph number and the entrant’s name.

Submissions open 26th February 2024 and close 7th March 2024.