COMPAS Photo Competition 2018

Finding your Way

Photo competition 2018

Convened by: Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity

For this year’s competition theme, Finding your Way, we were looking for photos and illustrations exploring the experiences and strategies of migrants finding their way in unfamiliar territory.

Winning Entries

To view all the winning images please click on the picture and you will be taken to our Flickr photostream.

COMPAS photo competition 2018: Finding Your Way
“Rohingya Refugee Mother” by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan (2018)

The winners for this year’s competition were also featured in the Guardian online photo gallery.

These winning entries to the annual COMPAS Photo competition, an arts initiative led by the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity, based at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford. This year, we had a wide variety of entries from more than 20 countries worldwide, with cash prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd place, plus 12 runners-up.

The Global Exchange is an ambitious initiative opening up opportunities for knowledge exchange and long-term collaboration between those working in the migration field. In additional to the visual arts competition, we organise a diverse range of activities from thematic working groups and roundtables to drama in schools, exploring the effectiveness of alternative approaches and formats in different settings. These activities establish, maintain, and maximise the effectiveness of connections between authoritative evidence, policy and practice.


4 - 8 November 2019

Finding your Way

Photo competition 2018

Mobility in an Unstable World

Photo competition 2017

New Horizons

Photo competition 2016

Re–creating Migration

Photo competition 2015

Picturing Migration

Photo competition 2014

Images on the Move

Photo competition 2013

New Lives & Dreams

Photo competition 2012

Traces of Belonging

Photo competition 2011

Life in Motion

Photo competition 2010

Spaces of Migration

Photo competition 2009

Contemporary Images of Migration

Photo competition 2008