Young Photographers Competition 2016


In September 2014, the IOE Confucius Insitute launched the Young Photographers’ Competition, to coincide with National Confucius Institute Day. The competition is now in its third year and has seen some excellent photography from students across the world. The aim of the competition is to dispell 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


The Young Photographers Competition is now open for 2016 with a deadline for entries on Friday 11th November at 5pm.

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 somewhere very special in London (TBA). Prizes for winners and runners-up include up to £200 worth of Amazon vouchers.

Please find the Competition categories listed below:

Delicious China – Single photo category

Cheeky China – Single photo category

Golden China – Portfolio Category (5 photos)

UCL IOE CI 2016 China Study Camps – Single photo category

China Connections – UK-based 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.

Please click here for the our Photography Competition webpage!


Happy Snapping!