“Future in Focus” Mobile Phone Competition




Wherever human rights are in jeopardy, there are individuals and entire communities coming together to raise their voices, lend support, right wrongs, and push for justice, security and humanity. This year, Picture People is celebrating International Human Rights Day by asking you to shine a light on the work that is bringing a brighter future into focus.

Photography is a powerful tool to not only document the world as it exists today, but imagine how it might change. Join our celebration of Human Rights Day by submitting your photos in one of the three categories listed below.


Entries are due by midnight GMT on 1 December, 2021.

Winners will be announced on 10 December, 2021.


One winner in each category will receive access to a course of their choosing offered by Masters of Photography. Stay tuned for an announcement regarding judges in the coming weeks. 


Environmental Champions

We ask submissions in this category to highlight the important work of those who choose to act as stewards of nature, safeguarding our environment and natural resources.

Embracing our Differences

We live in an incredibly diverse world, and though there is beauty in similarities, there is also power in celebrating our differences. This category showcases the ways in which embracing diversity can make a difference.

Power in Community

During times of struggle, few things can lift a person up or drive change like community building. Communities provide support in difficult times, and speak with one voice against oppression. This category is all about showcasing people power. 

We can’t wait to see your vision of the future come into focus. 

Please read the contest rules, terms and conditions. 

Submit your photos below. 

Focus on the Future Submission Form

Individuals may only submit one photo per category. File size must be no more than 10mb. All photos must be shot on a mobile device. Digitally altered images are not accepted, with the exception of basic editing, including cropping, light color, light and balance editing, and other minor edits as dictated in the official rules, linked above.