Cobalt Photography Competition 2021.

The search is on for budding photographers to take part in our competition. Have you got what it takes?

Cobalt’s 2021 Photography Competition is open to amateurs and professionals alike, and to all ages, with entries closing on 31st August 2021. The competition has three themes to choose from, Nature, Happiness is .. and Caring & Sharing. A selection of the images will feature in an exhibition and 2022 calendar.

The photographers of the 12 images selected for the calendar and the winner of the Under 16 category will each receive a framed print of their image, courtesy of WallSpace and DS Colour Labs, a 12 month subscription to Amateur Photographer Premium Edition and a photography book.

1st prize Overall Winner will also receive a CANON EOS 2000D with EF-S 18-55 IS II LENS courtesy of T4 Cameras, a tour of Steve Russell Studios in Stroud along with a new signed copy of Martin Parr’s classic book ‘The Last Resort’.

We are asking for donations of £2 per image to enter this competition to raise funds for a Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Nurse, who offers a lifeline to some of the most vulnerable in our society; 16 - 25 year olds who have been given a life threatening diagnosis.

Click here for a full list of prizes, please refer to the terms and conditions.


 Win a £50 Amazon voucher by choosing to keep in touch with Cobalt – all new supporters from Cobalt’s 2021 Photography Competition will be entered into a free prize draw at the end of the competition in September 2021


Choose your theme

Nature in all its forms

Happiness is...

Caring and sharing

Nature in all its forms: anything to do with Nature; flora, fauna, landscapes, geological features, seek out images from the natural world around us.

Happiness is…?: A wide interpretation of what makes people happy. Make us smile!

Caring & Sharing: Caring is central to the work of Cobalt and along with sharing is vital to most of us on the planet; get creative with your interpretation of what this means to you.

How to enter

1. Select your image(s) to enter

2. Please read the Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

3. Pay your entry fee

Entry fee

Entry fee under 16's

An email will be sent to you with a link to upload your image(s)

Upload the images along with their title and the theme (Nature, Happiness is.., Caring and Sharing)

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