UCL Urban Laboratory


UCL Urban Lab Photo Competition 2019: ‘Urban Verticality’

17 June 2019

UCL Urban Laboratory invites UCL staff and students to enter its photography competition highlighting our current thematic focus on ‘urban verticality’

London skyline

UCL Urban Lab invites submissions from UCL staff and students of original photographs with vertical urban themes with a £100 prize to be awarded to the best one. These could be skylines or small details, iconic towers or less known structures, above or below the ground, and from any part of the world.

UCL Urban Lab has a current thematic focus on ‘urban verticality’. This responds to an increasing questioning of the flat and horizontal way that cities have historically tended to be represented and understood and a recent rapid three-dimensional growth of many cities around the world through high-rise construction, new forms of vertical mobility as well as greater interest in underground sites and spaces.

Please submit up to one photograph here as a JPEG file not exceeding 10MB by 15 July 2019. Please also include a short caption of up to 100 words. Submitted photographs may be used on the UCL Urban Lab website and in future publicity and exhibitions.

The entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries or their parents/guardians if children under 16. Entrants must not have breached any laws when taking their photographs. Please see the full terms and conditions.

The judging panel will comprise of: