Photography Competition Winner 2024

This year’s Photography Competition saw a wide array of entries, all striving to capture the essence of ‘Peace’.

Over 100 photographs were submitted, offering a glimpse into the lives of our college members throughout the past year.

Thank you to everyone who participated!


Clemens Jarnach (DPhil Sociology, 2018)

'women In Black' Gathered At The Martyrs Memorial

Women protesting (2024) by Clemens Jarnach

The judges commented ‘The photographer captured this calm protest for peace beautifully; with the subjects sitting on the historic Martyrs Memorial, cleverly framed by a passing bicycle reflecting the busyness of the streets around them, creating a poignant and reflective picture.’

Highly commended

Weimin He, Artist-in-Residence

Photography Competition Highly Commended 2024 Weimin He

Man sketching: This photograph was taken in the Greek and Roman Sculpture Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum on 30 May 2024. It was touched to see an elderly gentleman sketching a Roman bust with high concentration. The bust, paper and pencil are the whole world of the gentleman, while most visitors quickly glance at the sculptures or take photos with their phones; I could feel his peaceful mind.

Saksham Kapoor, MBA 2023

Saksham Kapoor Camels In Desert

Taken in Morocco showing Camels on a sand dune horizon

Lijia Huang (EMBA, 2024)

Lijia Huang Common Room Photography Competition Entry

GTC Serendipity: Taken in last November. In the serene embrace of the green space, a student finds solace amidst the quiet whispers of knowledge and peace.


The theme was ‘peace’.

The judges saw a range of interpretations on the theme of ‘peace’ and the competition was strong across the entries.

Judging panel

The judging panel was:

  • Naomi Benson, Academic Projects and Fellowships Manager
  • Adam Bush (Graduate Entry Medicine, 2021), 2023 runner-up and student representative
  • Jun Suzuki, Reuters Institute Journalist Fellow

The judges selected a winning photograph which, in their opinion, best illustrated the theme of the competition. They considered factors including relevance to the theme, composition, technical ability, originality, lighting and emotional appeal.

Thank you again to everyone who took the time to enter – more photos will be shared across the college’s social media channels over the coming weeks.

The Green Templeton College Photography Competition has been running since 2009, thanks to the generous support of the late neurologist Dr Elman Poole, who held a long interest in photography.



Created: 2 July 2024