The exhibition of final images at Over-Seas House is open from Tuesday 10 December 2019 and will run until February 2020.

RSVP to the private view on 10 December 6 - 8 pm.

The competition received over 250 entries from 21 countries around the world, offering a diverse interpretation of the theme.

We are pleased to announce the 2019 winners of the ROSL Photography Competition are Isabella Agbaje from Nigeria and Zoral Naik from Pakistan winning the Camera and Mobile categories respectively, with their works Holding Hands and Pastel dogs. In addition, The Madiha Aijaz prize for a young photographer of promise has been awarded to Bangladeshi photographer Amdad Hossain for their work Joy of Childhood.

Top photographers selected to exhibit; Aimee Birnbaum, Amitava Chandra, Saad Choudhry, Suditpto Das, Nwando Ebeledike, Nomsa Fakude, Aravindan Ganesan, Rukhsana Iqbal, Iman Jahangir, Juliet Kamanga, Ioana Marinca, Amos Miller, Zainab Nasir, Soumyabrata Roy, Mohammad Sohaib and Wandile Xaba.About the Competition: 


The aim is to showcase the contemporary culture in the Commonwealth through your submission.

The ROSL Photography Competition has two categories: 

  1. Camera

  2. Mobile Phone

All images submitted must relate to the chosen theme of 'Style' and have a link to current or former countries of the Commonwealth. This competition is open to photographers 18+ and FREE to enter! 


Camera winner will receive £2,000, a trip to the clubhouse exhibition opening and their winning image will be published in the Overseas magazine

Mobile Phone winner will receive £1,000 and their winning image will be published in the Overseas magazine

Young Photographer winner will receive £500 as part of ‘The Madiha Aijaz prize for a young photographer of promise’ which will be chosen solely by judge Farah Mahbub in memory of her colleague and friend

Top 20 images will be displayed in the Over-Seas House Exhibition


The deadline for entries is 5pm GMT on Monday 2 September 2019

The 20 images selected for exhibition and overall prize-winners will be announced on Friday 27 September 2019.

The exhibition of final images will open at Over-Seas House on Tuesday 10 December 2019.

 Judging Panel

The top 20 photographs will be selected by an expert panel of judges to be printed, framed and exhibited at Royal Over-Seas League in London. From the top 20 the Judges will then select the two category winners for Camera and Mobile Phone.

Terms and Conditions of the competition

The 2019 ROSL Photography Competition is now closed.

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