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Enter the Sustainability team’s photography competition and show ‘The Beauty of Spring’.

Published Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021 in University news

To start Spring off, the Sustainability team at City are launching a photography competition for current City students, where they want you to submit your finest photos on the theme of ‘The Beauty of Spring’.

The photos can be taken in any garden or outdoor space. Alternatively, you can also join from home and show your indoor plant collection and growing spaces if they fit the theme. Whatever setting you go for, think outside the box! Your pictures can include humans as well as plants, tools or animals, but make sure anyone featured is happy to be included before sharing them.

The competition opens Wednesday 24th March, entries must be submitted by 5pm, Wednesday 7th April and can be sent by either posting on Instagram and tagging @cityunilondonstudentcentre or emailing

After the submission deadline, City’s own Community Gardener, Gabby, will shortlist her top five photos and a final vote will take place from midday on Monday 12th April via the Student Centre’s Instagram page with you selecting the winner!

The winner will then be announced on Friday 16th April, receive a Fairtrade chocolate goody bag and be in with the chance of having their photo being selected as a card design for City’s new employee recognition scheme.

Whether you’re a first-time photographer or need a refresher, the Sustainability team have produced a quick crash-course in garden photography to help you on your way.

City’s Community Garden

The Drysdale Walled Garden is City’s edible community garden and grows vegetables, fruit, herbs and edible flowers all year round. Students and staff are welcome to drop into our weekly lunchtime session once we are back on campus. You can email to sign up to our newsletter or find out more.

Employee Recognition Scheme

City's new employee thank you scheme is launching soon. The new scheme allows staff and students to send 'thank you' cards to City staff members. Cards can be sent to thank colleagues for their support, hard work and to congratulate an achievement. The scheme aims to add to our sense of community and build a culture of appreciation.