Here at Cartridge Save We invited you to share photos that ‘paint a thousand words’, documenting your experience during these extraordinary times. Entries are now closed, but the public vote for your favourites is now open to determine the shortlist of finalists.

The winner, judged by a panel of experts, will be in line to receive a £1,000 cash prize, with three runners-up each getting £250.

 

How to enter

The competition will be split into three categories: under 18s, 18-50, and over 50s.

Up to 25 entries will be shortlisted. These entries will then be made available for public vote, which will account for 25% of the final judging. The judging panel will then make their final decision, selecting a winner of each category as well as an overall winner.

The entries will be judged on the images submitted. The top 25 will be published on the Cartridge Save website and made available to print via a free download.

Judging the national competition – which opens on 8th June – are esteemed journalist and writer Deborah Linton, and National press photographer Mark Waugh.

The entries will be judged on the content as well as the composition style.

Entries are now closed, with top entries open to public vote on 6th August.

The rules

Full T&Cs here. Please note entrants in the under 18s category, will need to submit their entry with written parental permission.

The judges

Deborah Linton regularly appears in The Guardian and has written for The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Grazia and The Huffington Post. She said: “The coronavirus outbreak has had a huge effect on ways of life across up and down the country, in countless different ways.

“It is the role of storytellers to document what these changes looked and felt like so we can share in one another’s experiences.” 

National newspaper photographer Mark Waugh added: “My career has been built on a very simple formula: that the most captivating stories are the ones that unite photos with words., and there’s no bigger story in our lifetime than the Coronavirus outbreak. 

“Photos are incredibly powerful storytelling tools. As they say – a picture is worth 1,000 words.” 

Key dates

8TH JUNE: COMPETITION OPENS
20TH JULY: CLOSING DATE
6TH AUGUST: TOP 25 OPEN TO PUBLIC VOTE
24TH AUGUST: PUBLIC VOTE CLOSES, FINAL JUDGING
8TH SEPTEMBER: WINNERS ANNOUNCED

 

Good Luck!