Alumni photo competition: now open!

Have you ever dreamed of a photograph you’ve taken appearing on the front cover of a magazine?

2012 news largeIf so, why not enter our Alumni Photo Competition! We are looking for unique and eye-catching photos taken by our alumni to include in the 2016 edition of our annual magazine, Alumni News – and the winning photo will be published on the front cover. More than 15,000 alumni will receive copies of the magazine later this year and a digital version will be made available on the School’s website.

The competition is open until Sunday 28 February 2016 and will consist of two categories – “Then” and “Now”. Alumni may enter both categories, with a maximum of three entries per category per person.

“Then”: photos taken while you were a student at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (taken at any time).

“Now”: images from your work or your local community (taken within the last three years).


The winning entry for our “Then” category will have their photo published in the 2016 edition of Alumni News. The winning entry for the “Now” category will appear as the front cover of the 2016 edition of Alumni News. Both winners will also receive a selection of School merchandise.

Please note that the competition is open to alumni of the School only. Before entering the competition be sure to carefully read the Submission Guidelines below. If you have any queries, please email us. Good luck!

Submission Guidelines:

  • Deadline for entries is midnight (GMT time) on Sunday 28 February 2016.
  • Entries must be in JPEG format and emailed to with “Alumni Photo Competition” in the subject line.
  • In the email please include: your full name; which category you are entering; the date the photograph was taken; course studied at the School and year graduated; an up-to-date phone number; and your current job position and organisation if applicable (only your full name, course studied and year graduated will be made public).
  • Please provide a caption for your photos (maximum 40 words) – this will be included in the Alumni magazine and may appear in other print and digital publications and on social media. The caption may be edited.
  • If identifiable individuals appear in your photo, please ensure that you have their permission before submission.
  • “Now” category: photos must be in colour only. Photos must have been taken within the last three years.
  • “Then” category: entries may be in colour or black and white.
  • No more than three entries per person per category.
  • Entries will be judged on originality, quality, composition and appropriateness to the theme.
  • All entries will appear in the competition category of PhotoLibrary which will be accessible to School staff and students.
  • Entries may be selected to appear on the School’s website and social media platforms which are open to the public.
  • The winning entry for the “Now” category will appear on the cover of the 2016 edition of the School’s annual alumni magazine, Alumni News.
  • The winning entry for the “Then” category will appear in the 2016 edition of the School’s annual alumni magazine, Alumni News.
  • Entries may be used for promotional purposes e.g. School website, social media, Annual Report, Chariot, prospectus, exhibitions, postcards and others.
  • Copyright – by entering the competition, competitors warrant that they own the copyright in their photograph and they give consent to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to store the image and reproduce it in any School-related publication or medium.
  • If the winning photo for the “Now” category does not fit the format necessary for the magazine cover, we reserve the right to use another photo (either from other photo entries or from another source).

Main photo credits, clockwise from left: Anna Kagstrom / MSc Epidemiology Class of 1995 / Jesse Bonwitt / Paul-Marie Honhon – MSc Medical Parasitology Class of 1976 / Clare Lyons 

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