Visual Arts Competition 2014

This year,  the COMPAS Photo Competition has added an additional category. We are looking for photos and illustrations that depict the experience of migration.  Winning entries will be used on the COMPAS website and in our publications.

Prizes: £250 and £100 will be awarded to top entries in each category.  Eight runners up will be awarded £50.

Find out the competition terms and conditions and how to apply here.

Submissions due by Friday 10 October 2014.

COMPAS Photo Competition 2013

Images on the Move

For this year's photography competition COMPAS looked for images that reflect the theme of 'Images on the Move'.

This year we are celebrating a decade of COMPAS research on migration, so we were particularly looking for images that illustrate migration throughout the past decade, in the present and into the future.

Competition Terms and Conditions

View the winning entries

COMPAS Photo Competition 2012

New Lives & Dreams

This year's photography competition looked for images that reflect the theme of 'New Lives and Dreams'.

We particularly looked for images that depict the impact that migration has on people’s lived experiences, both in terms of hopes and reasons for moving, as well as the effect that migration has on life in work, communities and homes. 

Competition terms and conditions 

View the winning entries

COMPAS Photo Competition 2011

Traces of Belonging

This year's photography competition looked for images that reflect the theme of 'Traces of Belonging'.

COMPAS was particularly interested in images with a historical or social connotation that visually convey what it means to settle in a new place.

View the winning entries

Competition terms and conditions 

COMPAS Photo Competition 2010

Life in Motion

This competition focussed on images that depict the journeys that migrants take, not only between countries, but also the everyday experiences and constant adaptations that they make in new environments, jobs and homes.

View the winning entries

Moving Pictures: Experiences of Migration

Photo Exhibition

Oxford Town Hall Gallery,Saturday 20th March - Friday 26th March

COMPAS showcased a selection of the most outstanding entries to our Annual Photo Competition, alongside work produced by researchers and other specially selected guests. The exhibition aimed to present a thought-provoking and balanced view of migration, as experienced by people from all over the world.

Click here for more details about the Moving Pictures: Experiences of Migration Exhibition

Spaces of Migration: COMPAS Photo Competition 2009

COMPAS Photo Competition 2009

Spaces of Migration

View the 2009 Winning Entries

COMPAS Photo Competition 2008

Contemporary Images of Migration

View the 2008 Winning Entries