Alabaré Photography Competition

Alabare Photography Competition

Alabaré’s Photography Competition 2020 is now open. 

Homeless charity Alabaré and our internationally renowned judges are looking for stunning images with the theme 'This is my hope'.

Rebecca Mullen from Alabaré says; "Despite the difficulties and challenges we are all facing at the moment, Alabaré have witnessed inspiring moments of hope from our front line staff and the homeless and vulnerable people we support. In this spirit we have launched our photography competition to capture images from across the nation that fill each of us with hope for the future."

The photography competition is open to amateurs and professionals alike, with entries closing on 1st September 2020. A selection of the images will feature in a week long exhibition and 2021 calendar. There are cash prizes for the top 3 contestants with a 1st prize of £500. We also have a separate 1st prize for under 18s of £50.

Alabaré supports thousands of homeless and vulnerable people every year across the South West of England and Wales. Hope is an integral part of our front line work with the most vulnerable people in our communities. We are asking for donations supporting our work with homeless and vulnerable people to enter this competition (recommended £3 donation per image).

Entries must be landscape images of high enough quality to print.

Get involved with the conversation on social media using the #ThisIsMyHope.

Alabare Photography Competition

Please note everyone participating in Alabaré’s Photography Competition is urged to follow Government guidelines.

Read the terms and conditions of entry.

Alabare Photography Competition 2020

The Prizes

The top 80 photographs will be featured in a week long exhibition at the historic St. Thomas’ Church is Salisbury city centre. All photographers featured will be invited for a viewing.

12 of these images will be selected by our professional Judges and Alabaré to feature in our 2021 calendar, with first place securing the front cover. All featured photographers will receive a calendar.

The top 3 photos selected will receive a cash prize:

  • 1st Place £500 
  • 2nd Place £100 
  • 3rd Place £50

In addition there will also be a special category from entrants aged under 18 with a prize of a £50 gift voucher.


  • 1st September: Entries must be submitted
  • 13th September: Announcing the 80 shortlisted photographs to be featured in the exhibition
  • 13th September Announcing the winners and the top 12 photographs to be featured in the calendar

The Judges

Alabare Photography Competition 2020

Bette Lynch, Photographic Strategist

Bette is a photographic strategist with more than 30 years’ experience in editorial photography and her career spans some of the most iconic news stories and major events of our time. Her love of news and passion for photojournalism was formed when she joined the newly launched Independent newspaper. She’s worked across a number of national newspapers and was Director of Photography for news at Getty Images until forming her own company, twentynine. She works with organisations to create strong photographic identities and with photographers offering guidance in all aspects of their work.

Colin Prior, Landcape Photographer

Colin Prior takes panoramic landscape photographs of Scotland and around the world. 

His work has taken him around the world many times to photograph some of its remotest corners and many of its fantastic indigenous cultures. He has roamed the Argentinean pampas with gauchos, lived amongst the Himba in Namibia’s Kaokoland, spent a week in a ‘bush camp’ with Aboriginal Australians and documented the life-long relationships between Sri Lanka’s mahouts and their elephants. 

Prior is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Over the past 10 years, he has worked on a variety of documentaries featuring photography, mountains and travel and most recently on Mountain Man which was filmed in Pakistan’s Karakoram Mountains.

Colin has appeared on a number of TV Programmes in the UK, including The Adventure Show (BBC), Landward (BBC), Countryfile (BBC) and Weir's Way (STV). He has also guested on numerous topical programmes on BBC Radio Scotland.

David Noton, Travel and Landscape Photographer, Writer and Publisher

David Noton is an award winning landscape and travel photographer with over 32 years’ experience as a professional. An honourary Fellow of the Royal Photographc Society, Noton’s photographic career has taken him to just about every corner of the globe. 

Noton is an Official Ambassador for Canon, Manfrotto, Lee Filters and Paramo and has been appointed as an official Adobe Influencer. He is regularly asked to judge leading international photographic competitions, including Travel Photographer of the Year and Landscape Photographer of the Year. David also has a program of Photography Courses and Workshops which run internationally.

Noton’s recent prestigious commissions include producing sets of images for Royal Mail’s Landscape Garden and A-Z Landmarks stamps, shooting Belmond’s Orient Express and Royal Scotsman, and the launch of Canon’s EOS 5DS. David Norton Photography also publishes the popular monthly ‘f11 Photography Magazine’. 

Tim Booth, Fine Art Photographer

Tim Booth’s instantly recognisable shooting style echoes across both his portraiture and more recent landscape work, deceptively simple and shunning unnecessary elaboration, his photographs are often both profound and affecting. 

Booth spent several years shooting freelance features for most of the UK’s weekend magazines and newspapers in Africa, Pakistan and South East Asia. Once settled back in the UK he shot commercial, corporate and design work from his London studio whilst also pursuing personal projects. His commercial work for advertising and design agencies spans three decades.

Booth’s seminal ‘A Show of Hands’ project and award winning book brought him international recognition. Spanning over twenty years, the collection features the hand portraits of hundreds of people whose hands are intrinsic to their contribution to the world. Some of the portraits are of well-known celebrities, musicians and performers, others are from everyday backgrounds, but all with hands that embody an evocative insight into their lives and professions.

In early 2018 Booth’s work won him the accolade of being voted the No.1 Black & White photographer working in the UK today by OneEyeLand.

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