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2017-18: 'Green Templeton College: Personalities in Action'

The Green Templeton College Photography Competition is back once again. This year's theme is 'Green Templeton College: Personalities in Action'; all College members (with the exception of recent winners) are eligible to enter up to two photographs for a chance to win £150.00. See the Rules of Entry for details.

The competition began in 2009 to showcase the creative talents of the College's members. It is made possible by the generous support of Dr Elman Poole, a Common Room Member and a retired neurologist living in Oxford, who has long had an interest in photography.

Eva Kohler won last year's competition, 'Moments I shall treasure', with her stunning photograph 'View'. You can find her photograph and others' entries below, as well as galleries from previous years in the left hand side menu. 

GTC Photo Competition 2017: Moments I shall treasure

Rules of Entry and guidance notes for entrants

Competition theme

  • The theme of the GTC photography competition is ‘Green Templeton College: Personalities in Action’
  • The Competition aims to find an original image of the College or its members that reflects the unique, active nature of the College, its members, and/or its activities


  • The competition is open to members of Green Templeton College (students, Fellows, Common Room Members and staff). To be eligible to enter, entrants must be a member of GTC in the academic year 2017/18

Guidance for entrants

  • Photographs should feature the people and personalities, buildings and gardens, or the working and social life of Green Templeton College
  • Photographs must have been taken since the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2017 and before the competition closing date on Friday 6 April 2018
  • All styles of photography are welcomed, including reportage, portrait, still life, etc.
  • The judging panel will consider creativity, artistic merit, technical expertise, and relevance to the theme when judging entries (see the Judging Criteria for full details) 

How to enter 

  • Entrants may submit up to two photographs as electronic images, in colour or in black and white. If entrants submit two entries, the photographs may be of the same event or different events
  • Along with their photograph(s), entrants are asked to submit brief details of when and where they were taken
  • All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party
  • Images may be digitally enhanced to remove spots or scratches, and to make it brighter, clearer etc.
  • Each entry should be marked with name, address, contact telephone number and email address and sent to:
  • The competition closes at midnight on Friday 6 April 2018


  • All entries will be judged by a panel of judges, headed by the Competition sponsor Dr Elman Poole, and made up of GTC members including Fellows, students and staff
  • The judges will select the winning photograph which, in their opinion, best illustrates the theme of the competition. They will consider a range of factors including composition, technical ability, originality, and relevance to the theme


  • The competition winner will receive a cash prize of £150.00. The winner will also have his/her entry shared in official College publications
  • The winner of the competition will not be eligible to win the GTC photography competition for a period of three years after his/her win.

Reproduction of images

  • By entering, all entrants grant GTC the right to publish and exhibit their entries in College publications and on the GTC website, newsletter, and/or social media pages. No fees will be payable for the above uses
  • Please note that use of photographs in College publications or on the website is conditional upon entrants gaining the permission of anyone pictured in his/her photograph for it to be reproduced