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MITN Photography Competition

Photography competition for visual representations of multilingualism

Can you capture multilingualism?

Take a photo and join the MITN Photography Competition today!

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The Migration, Identity, and Translation Network invites you to submit artworks that address the research theme on 'Multilingualism' in broad terms. This competition aims to provide a creative opportunity to represent multilingualism through visual means and to raise awareness about innovative ways of understanding multilingualism.

Submissions are welcome from any University of Warwick or Monash student and staff members, and any student and staff members from the Eutopia Alliance (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the University of Gothenburg, l’Université Paris Seine, the Pompeu Fabra University – Barcelona, University of Warwick, University of Ljubljana).

Collaborations are highly encouraged.

Works will be promoted through the MITN website. Elements of the winning work may be incorporated into the MITN pages, logo and promotion activities. A number of works by selected applicants may also be exhibited alongside the prize winners at a MITN event. All applicants relinquish their exclusive copyright ownership of the images.

Prizes: Amazon vouchers

First Place £100, Second Place £75, Third Place £50

General Judgement Criteria

(i) Response to the theme and aims of the MITN Photography Competition 2019

(ii) Creativity and originality

(iii) Technical and aesthetic quality of the image

(iv) Composition and framing

(v) Conceptual meaning

Submit your work by Friday 28th February 2020, 23:59 GMT


You may find the below resources inspiring in conceptualising your submission. Do not feel that you have to be influenced by them, though - feel free to let your imagination run wild. - Experiences and expressions of multilingualism: Visual ethnography and discourse analysis in research with Sámi children


Goethe-Institut - Multilingualism: Languages without Borders

Tate Gallery - 'Babel', Cildo Meireles

South London Gallery - 'Nowhere Else', Alicia Reyes McNamara

Guidelines, terms & conditions

In order to submit photographs for the competition, please ensure you first read and accept the terms and conditions below:
MITN Photography Competition_guidelines, terms & conditions


Submissions to be sent by email or file-share to Polina Mesinioti:

Contact for further queries

For further information about the competition, please contact Polina: