ROSL Photography Competition

ROSL Photography Competition

Deadline: September 2, 2019
Location: current or former countries of the Commonwealth
Entry fee:
Prizes: £500, £1,000, £2,000, Participation in the Exhibition, Publication in the Journal


The aim is to showcase the contemporary culture in the Commonwealth through your submission.

The ROSL Photography Competition has two categories:

  • Camera
  • Mobile Phone

All images submitted must relate to the chosen theme of ‘Style’ and have a link to current or former countries of the Commonwealth.


  • Camera winner will receive £2,000, a trip to the clubhouse exhibition opening and their winning image will be published in the Overseas magazine
  • Mobile Phone winner will receive £1,000 and their winning image will be published in the Overseas magazine
  • Young Photographer winner will receive £500 as part of ‘The Madiha Aijaz prize for a young photographer of promise’ which will be chosen solely by judge Farah Mahbub in memory of her colleague and friend
  • Top 20 images will be displayed in the Over-Seas House Exhibition


  • The competition requires a minimum of 1 image per person and can only accept a maximum of 5 images per person.
  • Entrants must be 18 years old or older.
  • Images must have been taken within the 12 months prior to the competition deadline.
  • Images must not have been published prior to submission, social media sharing and website posts are permitted, but any use for marketing or print will disallow the image.
  • All entries across both categories should be a ratio of 4:3 or 3:2
  • Landscape and portrait images are welcome.


  • The deadline for entries is 5pm GMT on Monday 2 September 2019
  • The 20 images selected for exhibition and overall prize-winners will be announced on Friday 27 September 2019.
  • The exhibition of final images will open at Over-Seas House on Tuesday 10 December 2019.

Judging Panel

The top 20 photographs will be selected by an expert panel of judges to be printed, framed and exhibited at Royal Over-Seas League in London. From the top 20 the Judges will then select the two category winners for Camera and Mobile Phone.



Call for Entires: –scapes – PH21 Gallery
Call for Entires: –scapes - PH21 Gallery


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