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Image Submission for Britain

This competition closed on 17 February 2024.

See our 2024 prize winners on the theme
'Biodiversity Matters'


To encourage students to produce an image relevant to the theme.
It should also resonate with Catholic Social Teaching and with Columban mission.

The topic for 2023/2024 is Biodiversity Matters.


  1. Entrants must live in Britain (England, Scotland or Wales).

  2. Entrants must be 13-18 inclusive
    (they must have turned 13 on or before 31 August 2023).

  3. Entries must be made by individuals.

  4. No more than 1 image entry per person.

  5. A piece of writing or image generated by AI technology is not allowed. We may require teachers to verify that submissions are original.

  6. Entries must be original content.

  7. Entries must be submitted as a digital image. Photos are acceptable. Scanned images of other forms of artwork eg. clay, pottery, statue, needlework, painting, poster, etc. are also acceptable.

  8. Images must be saved at the highest possible resolution. They must be 4 megapixels or above so they can be enlarged. No preference over landscape or portrait images.

See our Frequently Asked Questions if you have questions.


Mary Colwell, Author and champion for curlew recovery and nature education.

Jao Resari is a Columban lay missionary in Taiwan and a talented artist.

Ruth Gledhill, Multi-Media Editor at The Tablet.

Josephine Siedlecka, Founder and Editor of Independent Catholic News.

James Trewby, Education Worker for the Columbans in Britain.

Assisted by Ellen Teague, Fr Pat Sayles, Anna Marshall and Anna Blackman.

Judging Criteria

  1. Quality of the image.

  2. Definition, clarity and fairness.

  3. A representation of some knowledge of the subject and first-hand experience if possible.

  4. Have kept in mind Catholic Social Teaching.

  5. Originality/WOW factor.

  6. Potential Social Impact.

  7. Subject matter. Is the subject matter displayed in the image appropriate to the theme?

1st place prize £500

2nd place prize £250

3rd place prize £150

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