iSE | Capturing Social Enterprise Photography Competition

CITYdrive 2020 is a week-long programme of events to raise awareness of Birmingham’s vibrant social enterprise sector taking place 30 March – 5th April.


This year, we’re kick-starting the festivities with ‘capturing social enterprise’ – a photography competition that will create an exhibition of social impact in a central Birmingham space.

Through this competition we aim to tackle one of the biggest challenges we face – the ‘general public’ not knowing what a social enterprise is. We therefore seek to promote social enterprise businesses and their work through this exhibition.


Share your images of social enterprise in action!


Social enterprises work everywhere creating social impact. We invite individuals to photograph social enterprises in action for a photography exhibition to be held during City Drive 2020.

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There are two competition categories:

Social enterprise photographer of the year under 18

Social enterprise photographer of the year over 18

Closing date for entries is 12pm on 27th February 2020. Shortlisted entries will be announced the first week in March 2020 and all shortlisted entries will be exhibited at our social enterprise photography exhibition to held during City Drive Week in a central Birmingham location.

The 2 winners from each category will be announced at an early evening reception on the 30th March 2020.

Social Enterprise Photography Competition Flyer




Entry is simple. Photograph social enterprise in action and send to with a few words about your image and share on social media using #capturingsocialenterprise

 capturing social enterprise photography competition


All shortlisted entries will be exhibited during our exhibition as part of CITYDRIVE week and the winner of each category will receive a smart Elvis & Kresse overnight bag. Wowzers!

Please see full terms and conditions of entry below.


Terms and conditions


The Birmingham City Drive Digital Camera Photography Competition 2020 is being coordinated by iSE and by entering this competition you agree to be bound by iSE’s Terms and Conditions as outlined below.


The Promoter


The promoter is iSE, Avoca Court, Digbeth, Birmingham, B120HJ, United Kingdom.


  1. Eligibility


The Birmingham City Drive Digital Camera Photography Competition 2020 competition open to all.

The Birmingham City Drive Digital Camera Photography Competition 2020 has 2 categories: social enterprise photographer of the year under 18 and social enterprise photographer of the year over 18. There is no charge to apply.

Employees or agents of iSE, their families or other persons connected with this competition are not eligible to enter.


  1. Submission Rules


Entries must be submitted directly to and in the format specified by the closing date for each category.

Entries must be submitted digitally.  No entries will be accepted by post.

A high-resolution image with a minimum of 6MB, preferably over 10MB, will be requested if entries are shortlisted and entrants may be disqualified at the judge’s discretion if high resolution images are not provided when requested (with exception for entries to the Under 18s category).

Images (including similar images taken from the same series of photographs) that have previously won a national or international photography award or are entered into a competition where the results are pending, are not eligible for entry.

Entrants can submit up to 5 images per category.

Images must be submitted by 12pm, 27th February 2020.

Images must not include watermarks, borders, or signatures.

Black and white images are eligible for all categories.

Digital adjustments that maintain the integrity of the image are allowed.

Any images shared on social media platforms using #capturingsocialenterprise are subject to these Terms and Conditions. Images which do not adhere to the Terms and Conditions may be disqualified from the competition.


  1. Prizes


Each of the expert-judged category-winning photographers will receive a prize as stated in the category descriptions. Winners will be notified by email following the completion of each category.

The photographers will be formally announced at the prize ceremony to be held at City Drive on the 30th March 2020 5pm until 7pm or at an alternative time and venue at the promoter’s discretion.


5 Competition Judging


The Judges’ decision is final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.


  1. Copyright and permissions


You warrant that the entry is entirely your own work and not copied or adapted from any other source.  You retain all rights you have in the copyright and other intellectual property rights comprising your entry.

Content submitted to Birmingham City Drive Digital Camera Photography Competition 2020 will be used to promote social enterprise and its related activity and will form part of an exhibition within City Drive. The photographs could also be used and in print and/or digital media (including social media pages) on a nationally or worldwide, perpetual basis promoting social enterprise. Please obtain permissions for use of their image publications from individuals in submitted photographs. Please do not upload any content if you do not agree to these terms.


  1. Liabilities


The promoter is excluded from liability for any loss, damage or injury which might occur to the winner arising from his or her acceptance of the prize. The entrant will indemnify the Promoter for all liabilities, including legal costs, in relation to any action or complaint taken by any third party against the Promoter in relation to the entrant’s photograph(s).


  1. General


The promoter reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by English law. When a photograph is submitted and the entry date has passed, the entry cannot be changed or withdrawn. Entry to the Awards shall be deemed full and unconditional acceptance of the terms & conditions.

Good luck!