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YORhub Photo Competition 2022

The YORhub photo contest is back and we can't wait to see your entries! If you enjoy taking photos when you’re out and about, why not train your creative focus on some of the great projects YORhub is delivering in your area.

With great prizes and two categories to enter, there's plenty of opportunity for success. So, polish your lenses, dust off those tripods, immerse yourself in the urban landscape and get snapping.

Beverley South Relief Rd - Copyright Paul Suret

Capture the moment

Photography can capture a moment in time like no other art form and as this year is 'open' - with no specific theme to follow - it's a blank canvas.  It's up to you to decide how to capture the essence of the project you select.
Our previous competitions produced some great images, setting a high standard to follow, and this year we’d like you to raise the bar even further.
Photography has the power to convey emotion and beauty in even the most ordinary, everyday scenes. So whether it’s landscape, architecture, or a street scene at night, we’d like you to use your creativity and make your YORhub project the star of the image.
Think about the emotive response you'd like your image to get from the judges and perhaps come up with your own theme to assist you.

Categories and Prizes

There are two categories:



Civil Engineering

For each category there is a first, second and third prize:

First prize

£200 John Lewis voucher

Second prize

£100 John Lewis voucher

Third prize

£50 John Lewis voucher

Six prizes in total
Temple Green Park and Ride - Copyright Lee Tinkler

How to enter

Images must be submitted digitally, which can include scans from film or prints.

When you enter, tell us which category your image is for: Building or Civil Engineering. We will accept images from any YORhub project completed in the last three years.

Entries must also be accompanied by the name of the entrant, the client, contractor or consultant organisation name, project name, its location and date taken.

IMPORTANT! Permission forms from any easily identifiable person featured in your images must accompany your entry or they cannot be accepted. This form can be found below.

Be sure to check the rules section at the end of this page before submitting your images.

Leisure World, Bridlington - Copyright Holly Walker

When to enter

The competition is open now and closes at 12:00 noon on Friday 30th September 2022.

Brough Relief Road - Copyright Andy Cooper

Who can enter?

Framework clients, contractors, subcontractors and consultants from any YORhub framework can submit two entries per category.

Sheffield Hallam STEM Centre - Copyright John Bayliss, Houlton

Previous Winners

The judges were impressed with the overall standard of previous entries and particularly the winners' submissions - such as this interior shot by John Bayliss. This project was undertaken by Geo Houlton & Sons Ltd. for Sheffield Hallam University and work included a striking new atrium for the STEM centre at the entranceway to City Campus.
John has used the lines within the atrium to create a powerful element, leading the viewers eye around the image.
You could be in with the chance of similar success by sending your photos of YORhub projects to us. It doesn't matter if the project is fully complete or still in progress - just look for that special quality to make your images stand apart.

Photo tips

We’ll be offering regular hints and tips on social media and our website on how to capture a competition-winning image.

Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, or visit our Photo Tips Page and we’ll show you how.


Competition Rules

  1. Photos may be of any project procured through YORcivil, YORbuild, or YORconsult frameworks and have been completed in the last THREE years.
  2. The competition is open to current or previous employees of YORhub clients, employees of firms currently or previously appointed to any of the YORhub frameworks or from their supply chains. YORhub team members and their relatives are not eligible to enter and such entries will be excluded.
  3. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and the entrant must have copyright of the image. Photos taken by professional photographers on behalf of the applicant are not eligible.
  4. Entrants may submit a maximum of TWO images per category. There is no limit to the number of individuals entering from an organisation.
  5. Images must be submitted by email to [email protected].
  6. Entries may include scans from film or prints.
  7. Entries must be accompanied by the name of the entrant, the organisation in connection with the project, project name, its location, date taken and framework. Permission forms must also be attached if applicable (see point 8).
  8. Images that clearly identify individuals must be accompanied by proper documentation giving their consent for the image’s intended use. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject(s) and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws. These forms can be downloaded from the competition web page
    • Entrants must ensure that the person or people featured in their entry photograph(s) have full understanding of how the photograph will be used (see point 12).
    • Subjects of photographs aged 18 and over must sign a permission form
    • Subjects of photographs aged under 18 must have a parent/guardian/carer sign the permission form.
    • Any submissions that require permission forms but do not have such forms attached will be discounted.
  9. The competition closes at 12:00 noon on Friday 30th September 2022. Winners will be notified by 14th October 2022.
  10. All entries will be judged by a YORhub panel. Entries will be judged on the basis of visual appeal and of clearly representing YORhub projects as described.
  11. The winner of each category will receive a prize of £200 worth of John Lewis vouchers, 2nd place in each category will receive £100 worth of John Lewis vouchers and third place in each category will receive £50 worth of John Lewis vouchers.
  12. Entrants will retain copyright of the photographs. By entering the competition all entrants grant YORhub the right to publish their photographs on YORhub’s website, social media feeds, presentations and in printed materials. No fees will be payable by YORhub for any use. YORhub will endeavour to credit the photographer but cannot guarantee that every use of the photographs will include a credit.
  13. By entering, winners agree to participate in YORhub publicity including a photographed prize presentation, and you give permission for the publicity photograph to be used on YORhub’s website, social media feeds, in presentations and printed materials.
  14. Image sizes and quality: images should be submitted in JPEG or PNG format at the highest quality available. No image sizes will be rejected but winning images may be required to be printed, and so must be of sufficient file size to do this. We therefore advise that file sizes should be a minimum of 1.5 – 2MB when compressed.
  15. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.


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