Photography Competition: ‘What research means to me’


What research means to me is a photography competition for budding photographers of all abilities to celebrate healthcare research in Manchester 2018 with £300 up for grabs for the winning entry.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating the 70th birthday of the NHS by reflecting on one of the greatest gifts people can give; taking part in healthcare research. MFT want to highlight how research has improved your day to day life, both at home and in your community.

The images might reflect:

  • your hopes and curiosity about health research
  • why you think health research is important
  • what the day to day realities of health research look like
  • the impact research can make
  • the range of people involved in health research
  • the broad range of health research that happens

This may include:

  • photographs taken at home
  • preparing for a hospital research visit
  • the journey to a research visit
  • explaining the research you are taking part in to family members
  • photographs which convey your experience of taking part in research, and your hopes and fears

Photographs can be taken on either a camera or smartphone and should be accompanied by a caption (brief description) that explains what is happening in the picture

The winning entrant will receive £300. There will also be a runner-up prize of £100 and certificates for those who are highly commended.

The winning photo will be displayed at the Manchester Clinical Research Facility. Other images from the competition may be used on the CRF website, twitter and future publications.

To enter, please read the guidance, which includes the terms and conditions, complete the entry form and photographic consent form and email these with your images and a caption to

The closing date for entries is 9 November 2018. Entries submitted after this point will not be accepted. The winners will be announced on the 15 November 2018.

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