About the competition:

The Postgraduate Studies Committee (PGSC) invites postgraduate candidates within the School to enter the first School of Social Science Postgraduate Photo Competition.

Students are invited to submit a photograph that represents a core theme or the main contribution of their research. The aim of the competition will be to capture in material/visual form the contributions that the postgraduate student body make to the intellectual culture of the School. Entries must be accompanied by a short descriptive caption, explaining the photograph and its research theme.

Judging Criteria:

Entries will be judged on how well the image and accompanying caption capture the viewer’s attention and interest, articulate the student’s research theme, and communicate the significance of their contribution to the social sciences.

All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must be created exclusively by the entrant.


Competition winners will receive a small monetary prize and will have their photo printed and displayed with the caption on walls around the School (Michie Building, level 3 and 4). Four prizes will be awarded:

  • Overall best – $100
  • First & second best runner up – $50 each
  • ‘People’s choice’ as voted by the general School membership – $50

2016 Entries:


This competition runs in conjunction with the school Postgraduate Conference, usually held annually in November. Please check back later in the year for more details on how to enter.