The deadline for the annual FE Week and Me student photography competition, in partnership with NCFE has been extended to February 1, 2016 at 17:00.

FE Week has once again teamed up with NCFE to find stunning pictures that depict learning environments in the FE and skills sector, through the eyes of students.

In 2015, after over 500 submissions, FE Week and competition sponsors NCFE and supporters Royal Photographic Society, whittled down the photography students’ entries to the competition down to 10 finalists.

Mikaela Mae Cobby, an 18-year-old photography level three extended diploma learner at Stoke-on-Trent College, was one of 10 entrants shortlisted in the photography student category, and after 2,562 votes were cast online, was crowned the winner.

Mikaela's picture web

In her entry, (pictured left) one of more than 980 across the photography student and non-photography student categories, Mikaela used a joiner image to show the different stages of a girl’s educational life, against the backdrop of a zebra crossing.

This year there are two categories of entry: photography student and non-photography student.

This year’s prizes will consist of:

Category – Photography student – Nikon D5200 Camera Kit and work shadowing placement with a professional photographer.

Category – Non-photography student – Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ80EB

You can view last year’s finalists by downloading our finalists PDF – click here

How to enter…

Brief: entrant’s photos need to depict learning environments in the FE and skills sector. Photos can be taken on any type of digital photography kit. It is as simple as that!

To enter the competition students need to email their entry along with no more than a 100 word description of their photo and why they’ve chosen this shot to no later than February 1, 2016. Entries received later than this date will not be reviewed or considered for short listing.

Entrants need to provide the following information when submitting their photo:


Category entering: photography student or non-photography student

Course studying

College or Learning provider

Email address

Mobile telephone number

Photo description (100 words max.)

Any entries with missing details will not be considered.

Shortlisted entries will be announced on February 5 2016.

Online voting will commence on February 5 2016. 

Voting will close at 17:00 on February 19 2016.

The winner will be announced on February 26 2016.

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