Advocacy lab photo competition

Show us what needs to change. Enter this photo competition open to all UNSW undergraduate and postgraduate students, and Higher Degree Research candidates.


The UNSW School of Population Health aims to build healthier futures in Australia, our region and globally. We advocate for better health focusing on equity, diversity and social justice, working to positively impact health systems, policy and people’s lives in all that we do.

We want you to show us what is important to you, or how you are advocating for healthier futures in your community. Not using words, but a photo. Entries will be judged for artistic merit and public health impact by a multidisciplinary panel. 

The competition has been extended to close 11pm Friday 30 June 2023.

  • This competition is open to all current students and Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates of UNSW. Students can submit individually or work together in groups of 2-3, and collaboration across different schools and disciplines is encouraged.

  • Contact Emily Hogden to request a submission pack, including submission form, UNSW Talent release form, assessment criteria and competition terms and conditions.

    The competition closes 11pm 31 May 2023.

  • Only original photos taken by current UNSW students and HDR candidates can be submitted. Submissions will be judged by a panel. The panel will assess submissions for:

    • Artistic merit and expression of the subject matter, public health
    • Adherence to global health imagery best practice standards

    Please refer to the submission pack for more details.

  • The winners (individual, or as a group) will receive $250 prize money. Shortlisted applicants will receive $150 prize money. Selected winning and other images will also be framed and displayed in the School of Population Health on Kensington campus.

  • All photographs entered to the competition (following moderation) may be displayed on the SPH website. The winning and shortlisted photos will be retained by UNSW, and may be used on the UNSW website, or in other UNSW communication channels (e.g. newsletters). Winners and shortlisted applicants will be provided with a waiver to sign. Please also see the terms and conditions for the competition, provided in the submission pack.