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The STC Student Photograph of the Year Competition!

Share your best photos from your STC adventure for a chance to win up to £300 in prizes!

Life isn’t for living behind the lens but sometimes our memories fade and those travel snaps will remind you of just what an adventure you had.

If you are planning on taking your camera with you (or in this day and age, we’ll accept it might just be your phone) why no take the time to snap some entries for our annual photo competition!

For each trip we send abroad we run a group competition with three categories:

  • #Squadgoals – We are looking for the best team shot! Your summit photo of Kilimanjaro, the team learning Masai tribal dances or everyone’s socks hung out to dry after white water rafting adventure.
  • Wanderlust – Photos to inspire a passion for travel, a glorious sunrise, the view of a city as you fly overhead, spectacular scenery and amazing culture are what we are looking for here.
  • R.O.F.L (Roll on the floor laughing) – Something to make us giggle in the office, did you get photo bombed by a sloth or see some entertaining translation fails. Anything which makes us chuckle will fit in here.

You can enter up to five images per category and a winner will be selected from each.

These winners will then be entered into our annual Student Photograph of the Year Competition with a £100 cash prize for each category!

Happy snapping!

How to Enter

To take part email your photos to with a subject line reading: STC Photo Competition.

 In the message please include:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your school
  • Travel destination
  • Which category each entry is for
  • A quick caption of what is happening in each image

The STC team will judge each groups’ photos to select the three category winners which will be announced on The STC website and social media accounts.

These will then be entered into our annual award with the overall winners to be announced next summer. 

Competition Rules

  1. Entries to the Competition are welcome under the following categories: “#Squadgoals”, “Wanderlust” or “R.O.F.L”. Each theme is open to individual interpretation.
  2. Entrants can submit up to five photos per category.
  3. Images may be digitally enhanced to remove spots or scratches, but not manipulated. Entrants can enhance the picture to make it brighter, clearer etc, but not manipulate the content. We reserve the right to exclude any image we believe may have been excessively treated so as to alter its authenticity.
  4. To enter the competition, please send your entries to with the subject line reading: STC Photo Competition. In the body of the email please include: your name, email address.
  5. The STC accepts no responsibility for entries lost or delayed by the web.
  6. The group stage of the competition closes one month from the date of the groups’ return to the UK. All entries for the annual competition must be received by midnight on the 20th July 2017.
  7. All entries will be judged by STC staff and their decision will be final and no correspondence can be entered into.  
  8. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured.
  9. Prior to submission, entrants must not have offered any of their entries for sale, been paid for any publication of any of their entries or won or been a runner up in any other photographic competition with any of their entries.
  10. Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs that they submit for the competition. By entering the competition all entrants grant to the STC the right to publish their photographs on the STC’s website and use in future marketing material. While we make every effort to credit photographers, including in printed reproductions of their work, we cannot guarantee that every use of the photographs will include photographers' names.
  11. By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules.
  12. The STC reserves the right to cancel this competition or alter any of the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
  13. If the winner is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made, the STC reserves the right to offer the prize to a runner up.
  14. These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales. This competition is administered by the STC.