The 2015 Happiness Photography Competition

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Happiness… it’s kind of a big deal, isn’t it?

Whatever our background, wherever we come from, we all know what ‘happiness’ is. But for each of us, happiness means something different. That makes sense, doesn’t it? After all, we are all unique.

How often do you really stop to think…’What does happiness mean to me?’

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Happy Human symbol, the British Humanist Association is launching a photography competition on the theme of ‘Happiness’.

Join us in promoting and celebrating happiness amongst all people by entering the 2015 Happiness Photography Competition. The celebration of happiness and sharing what it means to us is one small way in which we can build mutual understanding and identify common ground amongst people of differing backgrounds.

2015 03 30 LW v1 Who can enter

The competition deadline has now passed – thank you for all the entries!

The competition is open to everyone in the UK and the Channel Islands, and is free to enter. You can enter in one of the following categories:

  • 2015 03 31 LW click here to enterAges 11 and under*
  • Ages 12-16*
  • Ages 17-18 (including college photography students)
  • Over-18s (excluding university photography students and professional photographers)
  • University photography students
  • Professional photographers

The winner of each category will receive a £300 voucher to an online photography store.

All winners and runners up will have their photographs exhibited for one week at a central London gallery in November.

*if under 16 you must include written consent from a parent or guardian to enter. Proof of eligibility may be requested at a later date

2015 03 30 LW v1 Your photo

Your photo should be based on the theme of ‘happiness’. How you interpret this is entirely up to you. For example, you could:

  • Show what makes or has made you happy
  • Try to capture the essence of happiness in the world around you
  • Reflect on the things that make you feel good about being human, either individually or as a community

We’ll judge the best ones and will be awarding prizes at a ceremony in London in November. The winning and runner-up entries will also be showcased publicly in a week-long exhibition in central London.

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