The Future of Migration

Photo Competition 2023

For this year’s competition theme, The Future of Migration, we are looking for photos and illustrations exploring migration in a changing world and how people adapt to new realities on the move.

Winning entries will be displayed at a celebratory exhibit at COMPAS.


Please read our guidelines below before you submit your photos.

  • Images must maintain strong relevance to migration, and this year’s theme
  • Images must be no more than two years old
  • Images must be in colour
  • Images must be formatted correctly as a JPEG or PNG
  • Consent must be obtained if images feature people and/ or sensitive landscapes
  • Images must be accompanied by a caption of approximately 50 words describing the context of the photo, where the photo was taken, the date it was taken and a visual description of the photo

To enter, please send your submission via email to

Terms & Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions 2023 prior to sending us your submission.

Competition Poster

Please share this COMPAS Visual Arts Competition Poster with your networks.


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