Closing: 31 October 2017

Judged by the iconic visual storyteller Steve McCurry.

Inspirational photography © Steve McCurry

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

There’s a world out there to explore. Open your eyes to its landscapes, people, cultures – on your doorstep or 20,000 km away. Expand our horizons!

We’ve pointed the compass, but feel free to go in any direction you want: Landscape, travel, portraiture, reportage, street, aerial… All genres welcome. Your journeys, your discoveries!

Inspirational photography © Steve McCurry

Judge: Steve McCurry

Photographers don’t come much more iconic than Steve McCurry – the Magnum Photos member is celebrated as creator of several of the most seminal images of our time – with many gracing the covers of National Geographic, TIME and Vogue Magazines. Across several decades and countless countries he has captured ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike, always with a rich humanity and powerful simplicity.

He has been recognized with a myriad of awards including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest.


All photographers are welcome to take part and the theme can be responded to playfully, or to the letter. There’s no rights-grabbing – photographers retain full and exclusive rights to their work.