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.

Please click here to see winners from previous years


Connor (Homewood School)

The Young Photographers Competition for 2018 is now open.

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). Prizes for winners and runners-up include up to £200 worth of Amazon vouchers. The deadline for entries on Friday 9th November at 5pm.

Please find the Competition categories listed below:

East Meets West (UK-based category)

China: Past, Present and Future (portfolio category – five photos)

Chinese Characters (single photo category)

China at Play (single photo category)

Please include a title with all single photo categories and for portfolio entries, please include a paragraph of approximately 100 words about your photographs.

Entries should be emailed to, along with any questions you may have. Please include your name, school and date of birth with all entries.

Eleanor Hutson (St. Leonard’s School)

Happy Snapping!