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Social Justice Photography Competition 2018 winners announced

09 May 2018

The winners of the Social Justice Photography Competition were announced at a recent event to celebrate Volunteering and Social Justice

Julia Stankiewicz with Prof Nancy Rothwell

The event took place in the Whitworth Hall and President & Vice Chancellor Nancy Rothwell presented the prizes.

The Social Justice Photography competition enabled undergraduate students to highlight an issue of social justice that matters to them by submitting a photo and a caption. 

Five short-listed photos went to a public vote. The photos were viewed over 12,000 times on Instagram, Facebook and at an exhibition on campus with nearly 3,000 votes being cast.   

The Grand Prize of £400 was awarded to Julia Stankiewicz from the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering for her photo ‘Invisible.’ 

Prize Winners

  • Grand Prize - £400 – ‘Invisible’ by Julia Stankiewicz, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
  • Second Place - £200 – ‘Sunshine in Palestine’ by Alexander Adetiba, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
  • Third Place - £100 – ‘Boundless’ by Mian Akbar Shah, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Runner Up – ‘Black and White’ by Thomas Thacker, School of Arts Languages and Cultures 
  • Runner Up – ‘The Few and The Many’  by Yitong Xie, School of Social Sciences 

View the photos and their captions

The competition was part of the promotion for the Social Justice Challenge, an online activity that forms part of the Ethical Grand Challenges programme and a key part of Stellify. Year 2 students have until 15 June to complete the Social Justice Challenge.

Pictured: Julia Stankiewicz with Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell