Photography Competition


Welcome to the Island Identity Photography Competition 2021. We are inviting Islanders to submit entries on the theme of Defining Jersey. Entry is free with lots of great prizes to be won.

How to Enter

To give your images the best chance to win please read the information below and the competition Terms and Conditions.

Photos can be captured on any device. Entries should be submitted either by emailing or by Instagram, tagging and using #DefiningJersey.

The closing date for submissions is 20th September.

Competition Theme

The competition’s theme is ‘Defining Jersey’, aiming to gather a variety of submissions which emphasise the diverse aspects of Island identity.

Photos should aim to capture what makes you proud to live in Jersey, particularly focusing on belonging and community. Entries may seek to highlight the individuality of our Island, as well as your own unique experience here.

Our Judges

Our judges will choose one winner, five runners up and 20 shortlisted entries. Our judging panel comprises of Carolyn Labey, Deputy of Grouville, Assistant Chief Minister, Minister for International Development, Martin Toft, photographer and photography teacher, and Timothy Le Cocq, Bailiff of Jersey.


Shortlisted photographers will be contacted before October 1st. The winner and runners up will be announced at the special exhibition on October 7th.

All shortlisted entrants will be invited to attend a special exhibition at CCA Gallery on October 7th. Their photographs will then be displayed in the St Helier Central Market during the autumn.

The winner and runners up will receive one of a number of prizes. These include:

  • Aerial Trekking with Powerfan Drop Family of 4 voucher kindly provided by Valley Adventure Centre.
  • Wine Tasting and Distillery Tours voucher for two kindly provided by La Mare Wine Estate.
  • Afternoon tea for two at Greenhills House Hotel kindly provided by Seymour Hotels.
  • A3 Canvas print kindly provided by Fotosound.
  • Co-operative gift vouchers.
  • Selection of local tea kindly provided by the Jersey Fine Tea.

The winning photograph will be permanently displayed in the newly refurbished boardroom at The Bridge Child and Family Centre.

About the Island Identity Project

Jersey means different things to all of us. Whether it is our history, art, sport or nature that makes you feel ‘Jersey’, it is this diversity of experience that makes the Island such a vibrant place to live.

The Island Identity project aims to capture some of these experiences and harness them to make meaningful changes across government. It also seeks to celebrate what we do well and foster a sense of pride in our Island.

Some Dates for your Calendar

20th September – closing date for submissions

By 1st October – shortlisted photographers announced

7th October – special exhibition and winner and runners up announced

Good luck!

For further information and help contact 

Terms and Conditions

1. This Competition is open only to residents of the Bailiwick of Jersey of any age. If you are under 18 years old, you represent and warrant to us by entering this competition that your parents/guardians have consented to your entry and to these terms and conditions, which they have read and understood.

2. All information detailing how to enter this Competition forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. The decision of the judges is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.

3. There are two ways to enter the Competition. The first is by email to  with the subject heading, “Island Identity photo competition”. 

Entries must be labelled with the entrant’s name and location of the photograph; image files should be 200 dpi and between 1MB and 3MB.

Secondly, submissions may also be entered via Instagram by tagging and using the hashtag #DefiningJersey.

We regret that we are unable to accept postal entries.

All entrants must be able to provide a high-res version of their photo should they make the final shortlist. The Government of Jersey shall endeavour to make contact with the shortlisted entries, however if no response is forthcoming, a different entrant will be selected for the shortlist.

4. All entries must be received by the advertised closing time and date (20th September 2021 at 12.00pm).

5. All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit which include an identifiable person or persons have been taken with the permission of the person or persons pictured and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws. By entering the Competition, entrants warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it.

6. Copyright in all images submitted for this Competition remains with the respective entrants. However, by entering the Competition, each entrant grants an unconditional, perpetual licence to the Government of Jersey to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material.

7. Late, illegible, incomplete, defaced or corrupt entries will not be accepted. The Government of Jersey accepts no responsibility for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties. No indecent images will be accepted.

8. The final shortlist will be selected by a judging panel. The judging panel shall be made up of Carolyn Labey, Martin Toft and the Bailiff, Timothy Le Cocq. The shortlisted entrants will be notified within seven days of the closing date of the Competition.

9. Shortlisted entries will receive an invitation to a special exhibition at CCA Galleries International. The exhibition shall be held on 7th October 2021. Entrants shall also have their photos displayed at the St Helier Central Market following the close of the competition.

10. Events may occur that render the Competition itself or the awarding of the prizes impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Government of Jersey and accordingly the Government of Jersey may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the Competition and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the Government of Jersey as a result thereof.

11. Jersey law applies, and the exclusive jurisdiction of the Royal Court of Jersey shall prevail.

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