Alumni Photo Competition

We are delighted to announce the return of our popular Alumni Photo Competition with a special edition celebrating the School’s anniversary and 120 years of health innovation.

We’re looking for images that tell the story of the breadth and depth of both the work in the field and the research being carried out by our alumni worldwide.

All you have to do is submit a photo that captures something interesting happening in the realm of public health wherever you are in the world. There’s a broad theme of health innovation for the competition, but we interested to see entries that relate to one or more of these topics:

  • A heritage of health innovation
  • The future of health innovation
  • Health innovation in your community
  • Women in health innovation

The entries will be considered by a panel of staff from around the School and all eligible entries will be added to the LSHTM Archive’s image library.

One winner will be chosen to receive a parcel of goodies from LSHTM and their photo will be featured on the front cover of next year’s magazine, which is distributed to thousands of alumni around the world annually.

The deadline for submitting photos is Friday 31st January and the winner will be notified by Friday 28th February. Entries should be emailed to with the subject line ‘Alumni Photo Competition 2020’.

Competition Guidelines:

Alumni may enter a maximum of three photographs per category. Only alumni of the School may enter the competition.

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; 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. The owner of the winning entry will be asked to provide written consent of any identifiable individuals granting permission us to use the photograph in the Alumni magazine, in other print and digital publications and on social media.

Photos must be in colour only and have been taken within the last three years.

Entries will be judged on originality, quality, composition and appropriateness to the theme.

All entries will appear on the School’s photo library, Assetbank, which is accessible to School staff and students, and the Alumni Flickr page, which is open to the public.

Entries may be selected to appear on the School’s website and social media platforms, which are open to the public.

The winning entry will appear in the 2020/21 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 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).

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