We are very impressed by the standard of entries received so far in this year’s St John’s Photography Competition.

This year we decided to run our annual Photo Competition despite the change of circumstances due to Coronavirus, inviting students and staff from across the College community to submit photos summing up their experiences of lockdown.

Winners are picked every month and, once the competition finishes at the end of September, the winning portfolio of photos will be judged by eminent photographers Chloe Dewe Mathews and Joanna Vestey. July's winners were judged by Dr Georgy Kantor, Professor Hannah Skoda and members of the Communications Team. August's prizewinners will be announced soon. 

The first three prizewinners were Hira Javaid, Ariadne Si Suo and Andrew Sawyer. The judges were impressed with the positivity of Hira’s beautiful photo of a rainbow across Front Quad and the way in which it presented a different view of lockdown, while Ariadne’s photo was chosen for the interesting details present in her shot of a room in Tommy White Quad and its encapsulation of many people’s experience of the past few months. Andrew’s interesting shot of a detail in Canterbury Quad was praised by the judges for its different take on one of the most recognisable parts of College.

Congratulations to all the winners!

The competition is open to new entries from members of College until the end of September – we’re looking forward to seeing more photos of the diverse range of experiences of lockdown! Find out more about the competition and how to enter here

Prize-winning images