For People with Down's Syndrome : 2019 My Perspective

Do you like taking photographs?

Why not enter the 2019 My Perspective competition?

We want to see the world through your eyes.

This year’s competition is a little bit different.

There will be two winners…one picked by a group of judges and one picked by members of the public.

They will get to pick from a shortlist of 25 photographs and will get to pick using an online vote.

Our judges will select the 25 pictures that will be on the shortlist.

We are also separating all the amazing photos that are entered into different categories or types of photo. When you enter, you will be asked to say what sort of photo you are entering.

Here are the categories:


Landscape photographs are of the world around you.
A Landscape photograph could be of the countryside or a town or city, the sky or the sea, woods or fields, trees or flower.

Here are some Landscape photographs from previous years:


A Portait photograph is a picture of a person. It could be a picture of you ( a “selfie”) or a picture of friends or family.

Here are some Portrait photographs from previous years:


An Abstract photograph can be of anything you like…as long as you think it looks good.

Here are some Abstract photographs from previous years:


A Wildlife photograph is a picture of any animal you might see while you are out and about, at home, on holiday or having a day out.

Here are some Wildlife photographs from previous years:

My Life

A My Life photograph can be a picture of anything that is important to you or that you think is interesting or that you think looks good.

Here are some My Life photographs from previous years:

We will be awarding the Stephen Thomas Award (for a photographer who isn’t based in the UK) and will, of course, be inviting all the shortlisted photographers and their families to a special celebration event next summer.

We will reveal more details about the public vote next year.

How to enter:

The closing date is 29 March 2019. You can send us up to three pictures.


You can send us your images using the online form which you can access by clicking here. 

By post:

Please download and complete the entry form and then send them to:

My Perspective, Down’s Syndrome Association, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park, Teddington, TW11 9PS

Download the entry form by clicking here:

Good luck everyone!

The winner in 2018 was Emily Buck with her beautiful picture of the Seven Sisters cliffs. You can read more about the 2018 competition by clicking here.

Emily also won the competition in 2016. Emily says:

“The reason why I like photography is because you can create an atmosphere and mood when taking loads of photos and can relate to the image. Also I like doing it in my spare time with my own camera in a place that I like.”

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