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#BeastsofUoN Photo Competition

Passionate about the University of Nottingham’s campuses? Like the #BeastsofUoN? Enjoy taking pictures? Then this is the competition for you! 

We aimed to inspire staff, students and visitors from the community to explore the University of Nottingham’s great outdoor spaces and record how enriching and inspiring our environment can be.  

We captured images of landscapes across the University, as well as images of some of the #BeastsofUoN that call it home. All images entered into the competition were taken on the University of Nottingham campuses in the UK and Asia.

collage of outdoor photos

 

Competition categories

  • Celebrating the #BeastsofUoN and Campus Wildlife

    • Capture your favourite animal on its own, in a group, or interacting with the humans of campus.
  • Abstract and Details

    • A close-up of an animal, a plant, or an abstract view of the grounds. This is one for the creative photographers!
  • Social Media Smartphone

    • Submit your photos via Twitter (@UoNSustain) or Instagram (@UoNSustainability) using the hashtag #beastsofUoNphotocomp. Only images taken on a smartphone are permitted. The use of apps for photo editing is permitted in this category.
  • Young Photographer (6-15 years)

    • This category is for the young visitors to campus.
  • International Campus

    • This category celebrates the biodiversity of our campuses in Asia.
 

 #BeastsofUoN photo competition winners 

One prize of a £100 voucher will be available for the overall winner of the competition, four prizes of a £50 voucher are offered to category winners, and two £20 prizes are awarded to the highly commended entrants at the judges discretion.

41 photos were shortlisted, which can be seen on our Facebook page. These photos were scrutinised by a panel of judges, who decided on the below photos as the winners of the competition.

 

#BeastsofUoN and overall winner

Overall and #BeastsofUoN and Campus Wildlife Winner -An Cuypers- Squirrel on bench between the lake and Jubilee Avenue

Photographer: An Cuypers, staff

 Squirrel on a bench between the lake and Jubilee Avenue.

#BeastsofUoN highly commended

#BeastsofUoN and Campus Wildlife Highly Commended- Luke Norman- West Entrance, University Park, Nottingham.

Photographer: Luke Norman, student

West Entrance, University Park. 

 

Abstract and details winner

Abstract and Details Winner- Mark Searle- Orange Tip (male) taken in early May 2016 in the Old Orchard, University Park.

Photographer:  Prof. Mark Searle, staff

Orange Tip (male) taken in early May 2016 in the Old Orchard, University Park.

Abstract and details highly commended

Abstract and Details Highly Commended- Toby Spurrel- Photo of a swan swimming on the lake at University Park campus. The photo was taken through a crystal ball and has not been edited in any way.

Photographer: Toby Spurrel, student

Photo of a swan swimming on the lake at University Park campus. The photo was taken through a crystal ball and has not been edited.

 

Young photographer (6-15) winner

Young Photographer winner- Olivia Thomas-Neher- Photo taken of sleeping duck on University Park.

Photographer: Olivia Thomas-Neher, member of the public

Photo taken of sleeping duck on University Park.

Social media winner

Social Media Smartphone Winner- Azriq Azman - Photo taken at the Lakeside, University Park campus.

Photographer: Azriq Aiman Bin Azman, staff

Photo taken at the Lakeside, University Park campus.

International campus (UNNC and UNMC) winner

International Campus winner- James Pickering- Photo of a blue-tailed bee-eater, perching on a champaca (joy perfume tree) at the Malaysia Campus, showing the Trent Building clock tower in the background. I took this photo just minutes before the daily del

Photographer: James Pickering, student

Photo of a blue-tailed bee-eater, perching on a champaca (joy perfume tree) at the Malaysia Campus, showing the Trent Building clock tower in the background.

 

 

 

Sustainability Team

Estate Office, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Email: sustainability@nottingham.ac.uk