Calumet Student Photographer of the Year 2015
Calumet Student Photographer of the Year 2015

Calling all student photographers!

It's time to take part in Calumet Photographic’s Student Photographer of the Year Competition, in partnership with a host of major photographic brands and Professional Photography magazine. The competition is now open for entries, and the winner will receive an array of fantastic prizes worth over £11,000!

Plus, there’s a prize too for the 10 runners-up who will each receive a £20 Calumet Gift Card and a year's subscription to Professional Photography magazine.

Entries shortlisted will be reviewed by a panel of judges from the photography world; Jon Warner (MD, Calumet Photographic), Simeon Quarrie (Canon Ambassador), Oliver Henderson (last year’s winner) and Emma-Lily Pendleton (Editor, Professional Photography magazine).

All students are invited to submit a single photo of their best work along with up to 20 words explaining their chosen image. Members of the Calumet Student Membership scheme, which costs just £25 to join and includes £150 worth free gifts, can submit an additional two photos by emailing Please include your membership number in your email. Your photo(s) should preferably be in .jpg format however .tiff, .bmp and .png will also be accepted. Please ensure your image is no larger than 2MB in size. The closing date for entries is Friday 14 October 2016.

Click here to enter Student Photographer of the Year 2016

Fancy upping your chances of winning?

If you’re a member of Calumet’s Student Membership scheme you can submit an additional 2 images to the competition! Join Calumet's Student Membership for only £25, enter the competition with 2 additional images by emailing, and, enjoy FREE gifts worth over £150:

Calumet Student Membership

Free sensor clean worth up to £56
Free 1:1 session with a Calumet Expert worth £25
£50 rental voucher
Free standard delivery throughout membership
50% off sensor cleaning
20% off Calumet branded products
20% off inkjet paper
20% off seminars
20% off rental
10% off film & chemistry

Plus….. 3 x free entries to Student Photographer of the Year competition with prizes worth thousands of pounds! Free studio space – subject to availability

FREE gifts worth £25: Selvyt cleaning cloth, Brilliant paper A4 sample pack, 8GB USB memory stick, Ilford FP24 Exposure Film

The overall winner of the Calumet Student Photographer of the Year will be presented with his or her award at Calumet’s Encounter More Open Days this Autumn:

Friday 7th & Saturday 8th October – Drummond St
Thursday 13th October – Belfast
Wednesday 19th October – Glasgow
Thursday 20th October – Edinburgh
Thursday 27th October – Manchester
Thursday 3rd November – Birmingham
Thursday 10th November – Bristol

Last Year's Winner

Oliver Henderson Calumet Student Photographer of the Year Oliver Henderson's Winning Image
Oliver Henderson receiving his award at TPS Oliver’s winning image
Oliver won over £11,000 worth of prizes provided in partnership with a host of major photographic brands, including; Canon, Manfrotto, B + W, Lastolite, Veho, Rotolight, Bowens, ColorMunki, DxO Software and Eizo. Prizes comprised:
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body
  • Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II Lens
  • Canon 70-200MM F2.8LIS II Lens
  • Canon 600 EX Speedlite
  • Canon Pixma Pro-100 Printer
  • Manfrotto 055 Aluminium Kit
  • Manfrotto XPRO 3 Way Head
  • Manfrotto Spectra LED 500F
  • Manfrotto Pro-light Multipro Backpack
  • Manfrotto Pixi Tripod
  • Manfrotto Tripod Bag Unpadded 80
  • B+W Protective Filter 77mm
  • B+W Polarizer Filter 82mm
  • Lastolite Urban Background
  • Lastolite Strobo kit
  • Lastolite Tri Grip
  • Eizo Monitor
  • Fotospeed Inkjet Paper - Selection of Media
  • Veho Muvi Action Camera
  • Rotolight Neo Light
  • Bowens 500/500R Twin Head Kit with
  • Bowens Pulsar Tx Trigger Kit
  • X-Rite ColorMunki Photo
  • DxO Optics Pro Elite
  • DxO Filmpack Elite
  • DxO ViewPoint Elite
  • Calumet Student Membership Pack
  • Calumet 24" Speedbox
  • Calumet Pro Series 4 Channel Wireless Trigger Kit
  • Prospec Imaging 32GB 1010x CF Card
  • Calumet Speedlight Modifier System
  • Calumet Background Support Kit
  • Calumet Arctic White 1.35m x 11m Background Paper

See last year's finalists

Jack Visser Jolanta-Ziarnik Katarzyna-Janicka-Wojtowicz Sioned-Evans
Monty-Cholmeley Thomas-Craner-Buckley
Sioned-Evans Joe-Till