HMD Youth Photography Competition

HMD Youth Photography Competition

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2021 young people from across the UK took photos of the people, groups, places and objects which have brought light in times of darkness.

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We were honoured to host a fantastic line up of expert judges for the Light up the darkness exhibition; the acclaimed photographer and director, Rankin; esteemed sculptor and Holocaust survivor Maurice Blik; Labour MP and HMDT Trustee Tulip Siddiq; and our CEO, Olivia Marks-Woldman OBE. Find out more about the judges.

Rankin said:

It was an honour to be a part of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s Light up the Darkness competition. Now more than ever, it is so important for young people to take the time to engage in history and learn more about genocide and division. I loved the message of the competition of celebrating what brings us light throughout our dark times and all of the entries didn't disappoint. It was so fantastic to see how they harnessed the power that photography can have to conceptualise their feelings and thoughts around the theme.

We will be holding another youth photography competition for HMD 2022 - make sure you sign up to our newsletter to hear more about this.

See our HMD 2021 winners and click through to view the full exhibition below.

Winning photographs

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Light up the darkness exhibition

Light up the darkness exhibition

See the full exhibition and get more information about the winning images.

See the exhibition