Centenary Photographic Competition 2021

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"Fresh Air, Fresh Thinking" – A photographic competition for primary and secondary school students.

Centenary Photographic Competition 2021

After our very successful 2020 photographic competition, which received some outstanding photographs depicting important aspects of the history of science and technology in Essex, we are pleased to open again for entries in 2021.

The competition is open to anyone in full time or part time education in Essex and again explores the key link between the creative arts and STEM. As part of a bigger project, which we will be running later this year, the theme of this year's competition is:

Fresh Air, Fresh Thinking

While pollution is a multifaceted global problem, from agricultural pollutants such as nitrates and ammonia to mercury and lead contamination and of course our worrying reliance on single-use plastics, air pollution is often less noticeable but is increasingly harming both our health and our environment.

We want you to take photographs that express what air pollution means to you, or how it impacts our health or our environment, and the negative or positive roles that technology can play. Each photograph should be accompanied with a short explanation (not more than 50 words) of the story or thoughts behind it.

Read the full details, including FAQs, terms / conditions and photography tips, here.


  1. Follow links to the event page on the CSES website (if you're not here already).
  2. Click "Register / Enter Now" at the top or bottom of the page.
  3. Fill in your details and submit your entry. If you're under 16 you'll need a parent to help you.

If you have any questions or problems, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Entries must be submitted no later than Friday 15 October 2021.

17 June 2021, 12:00 through 15 October 2021, 12:00