International Photography Competition

Creative Manchester is running its second International Photography Competition in partnership with the Manchester China Institute. This year we’re asking entrants to use their phone camera to answer the question: ‘What does family mean to you?’.

From 2 March 2020 to 25 May 2020

Partners: Manchester China Institute

The International Photography Competition invites you to get creative with your phone camera. All you have to do is capture the essence of what ‘family’ means to you in a photo!

Photography competition

Eligibility and prizes

This competition is open to anyone resident in the UK or China, and there are two top prizes of £1000 / 8,888 RMB on offer, as well as a People’s Choice Award of £500.

How to enter

All submissions should be emailed to with the subject line ‘What does family mean to you?’. This email should include: 

  • A photo in its original format
  • An accompanying title of no more than ten words or Chinese characters and a narrative caption of no more than 30 words or Chinese characters describing the image and what it means to you
  • Your name and country of residence (either UK or China)


The International Photography Competition is now open for entries and the submission deadline is 25 May 2020. 

Before entering, please read the full competition rules.