Photography And Creative Writing!

Competition 2018

Faith, Identity And Belonging


Are you are avid writer or an aspiring photographer?

If you have answered ‘YES’, then we have an exciting competition just for you.

We are giving you the chance to have your voice heard and WIN £100 for your creative art work!

Scroll down to find out how you can to enter the competition.



Submit a short story, article, poem, or photo that deals with one or more of the themes of Faith, Identity and Belonging.

Writing submissions should be between 500 and 1,000 words. Photo submissions are limited to one photo per contestant. Photo images must be less than 8MB in size and their format must be either JPEG or PNG.


£100 for first place, £50 for second place, £25 for third place for both competitions.

The award ceremony for prize winners will be at Paddington Arts in January 2019 (Date TBC).


Anyone aged 16-25 with an interest in writing and/or photography.


Start Date: 1 May 2018

Extended Closing Date: 30 November 2018

Creative Writing and Photography competition Terms And Conditions

Terms & Conditions for Both Competitions

  1. Participants must be between 16 and 25 years of age.
  2. The theme of the competition is Faith, Identity and Belonging.
  3. Prize: £100 for first place, £50 for second place, £25 for third place for both competitions.
  4. Award ceremony for prize winners will be at in October 2018 (Date TBC).
  5. The word limit for the written submissions is a maximum of 500 – 1000 words.
  6. Profanity and hate speech will not be tolerated and will result in immediate disqualification. Examples include the following: swearing, racism, sexism and all other forms of discrimination.
  7. By entering this competition, you agree that your creative piece may be published to, and subsequently to be used by Paddington Arts or You Press for educational or marketing purposes, but not for commercial gain.
  8. One must be in contact with the You Press team ahead of submission if they do not want their work published on the platform.
  9. Only one photo will be allowed for submission in the Photography competition.
  10. Photographers must submit original photos in order to take part in the competition. Usage of other individual’s photos will result in immediate disqualification.
  11. No staff members of Paddington Arts or You Press or their close relatives can apply.
  12. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Friday 27th July 2018. No submissions will be considered after this date.
  13. This competition is a collaboration between  You Press and Paddington Arts. The project is funded by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD). ISD deals with tackling extremism and inter-communal violence through dialogue. This competition not only aims to share the ideas of unity and community cohesion, but to also educate others on the diversity we surround ourselves with.