Faith Through a Lens

01 November 2016

Faith Through a Lens, our annual photography competition, aims to profile the positive effects of faith within a diverse range of communities. Amateur photographers over the age of 16 are encouraged to enter.

Ten images are meticulously shortlisted by the esteemed judging panel, led by internationally renowned, award winning photographer Don McCullin.

Don is joined by photojournalist Hazel Thompson; Aaqil Ahmed, Head of Religion and Ethics at the BBC; Revd. Dr David Cornick, General Secretary of Churches Together in England; BAFTA member, Paresh Solanki and Stuart Young, Non Executive Director for Congregational & General Insurance.

The 2015 winner, Jim Grover, received a personal prize package valued at £1,000, including state-of-the-art camera equipment. Each highly commended winner received a personal prize package valued at £850. In addition to their personal prize packages, the three winners each nominated a church, charity, faith or community group of their choice to receive £1,000 of audio-visual or photography equipment.


Future competitions

Winners for 2016 will be announced on 16 November 2016 during an exclusive awards ceremony in London. The gallery for this year’s competition can be viewed at

If you or any church members are keen amateur photographers, register now for notification of when the 2017 competition opens, simply email