This-Ability Photography Award 2018

24 September 2018

Everyone is invited to a free photography competition organised by Business Disability Forum Member Metropolitan Police, which aims to challenge stereotypes around disability. 

Open to all amateur or professional photographers who can portray a snapshot of a disabled person’s life, the competition calls for work that encourages people to see disability in a new way.

This award aims to challenge the stereotyping of disabled persons by highlighting that each of us is an individual. Through photography we celebrate our individuality, allowing others to see the disability as one of many aspects that make up a person’s unique identity.

Your photography entry

You don’t have to be a professional photographer, but make sure you take good, high-resolution shots. Each entry should consist of three themed images that portray the unique character and story of the person. The judges are looking for visual impact and originality.

The submissions will be selected by the following judges: 

  • Adrian Ward -Senior Disability Consultant, Business Disability Forum
  • Aris Kourkoumelis - Photographic Historian
  • Brandei Estes -Head of Photography, Sotheby's
  • Francesca Filippini - Head of Development, Photographers’ Gallery 
  • Michael Pritchard - Chief Executive, The Royal Photographic Society 
  • Mike Birbeck - FRPS FDP - President, Disabled Photographers' Society
  • Neil Kenlock - Social documentary photographer
  • Simon Tovee - Chair MPS Disability Staff Association

 You can take part for free by submitting your entry on the Youmanity website.

The closing date for entries is 26 October, with winners being announced on 5 November.

The winning photographs will be showcased at London City Hall from 3 December to 14 December to coincide with the UN International Day of Disabled Persons.

The winner will be awarded a gold medal and £1,000 cash prize.