IOE CI Young Photographers Competition


Arthur (Abington School)

In September 2014, the IOE Confucius Institute launched the Young Photographers’ Competition, to coincide with National Confucius Institute Day. The competition is now in its fourth year and has seen some excellent photography from students across the world. The aim of the competition is to dispel the cultural stereotypes of China through photography and show the vast country through the eyes of young people. Each year we include a home-based category which explores China’s relationship with the United Kingdom. The Young Photographers Competition is generously supported by the Chinese Embassy in London.

Please click here to see winners from previous years


Connor (Homewood School)

The Young Photographers Competition for 2019 is now open.

The categories for this year’s competition are:

  • China at home (UK-based category)
  • China in colour (portfolio category of five photos)
  • The people of China (single photo category)
  • China and her food (single photo category)
  • Young China (Under 14s single photo category)

To enter the competition, email your photos to

All entries must be received no later than Friday 8th November 2019. Please include your name, school and age with all entries

The photography competition is open to anyone aged 18 years and under; entries will be exhibited in the main IOE building, with winning entries being given the opportunity to exhibit at another exciting venue in London (more details to follow). There are a range of prizes for winners and runners-up.


Eleanor Hutson (St. Leonard’s School)