Youth Photography Competition

Youth Photography Competition

If you are aged 25 or under, we want you to send us a photo that finishes the sentence ‘One Day...’. The best photos will be displayed in an exclusive exhibition launching in January 2022.

  • Prestigious judging panel, including photographer Rankin
  • A selection of the best photos will form part of an exclusive exhibition to be displayed at a central London location in January 2022 for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD)
  • The four most outstanding photos will win an Instax Mini camera

Anyone aged 25 or under can take part in our One Day photography competition, regardless of experience. Simply take a photo on your phone or digital camera which finishes the sentence ‘One Day…’ and explain how it relates to our theme. Send it in by 5 December to be in with a chance of winning.


The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 – One Day – looks to the past, present and future. We learn more about mistakes from the past, celebrate individual identities today, and take action for a future free from identity-based hostility. You can read more about our theme here.

How to take part

  1. Download our Creative Guidance for ideas and tips to help you capture a great photo!
  2. Make sure you read our guidelines and criteria before submitting your photo to be sure that it meets the requirements
  3. Use your phone or a digital camera to take a photo with a title that finishes the sentence ‘One day…’
  4. Submit your photo and title, and up to 100 accompanying words to describe the image and why you took it
  5. The competition closes at 11.59pm on 5 December 2021. Please see our Terms & Conditions for more information


‘The Shadow’ by Harriette Grimes, winner of our HMD 2021 competition

Judging panel

We are delighted to announce a stellar line up of competition judges, who will each be bringing their own areas of expertise and insight to the panel. Read more about the judges here.

Mariama Attah – Curator at Open Eye Gallery

Olivia Marks-Woldman OBE – our Chief Executive

Rankin – Photographer, director and publisher

Tulip Siddiq – MP and member of our Trustee Board

Mussa Uwitonze – Photographer and survivor of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda


Four outstanding entries will receive an Instax Mini camera & film pack.

Winners will have their photo featured in an exclusive exhibition which will be displayed in a central London location, and online, in January 2022.


Banner image: ‘Through the trees’, by Sophie Moulton, one of the winners of our HMD 2021 youth photography competition