This competition has now closed. Thank you to all entrants for taking the time to submit your images. Please see below for the three competition winners.



And the winners are…

  • Julia Sotiriou

    Julia Sotiriou


  • Annabel Lee-Ellis

    Annabel Lee-Ellis


  • Charlie Rodwell

    Charlie Rodwell


  • See Between the Lines

    Visual storytelling is at the heart of sports photography. In a fraction of a second, moments are captured that embody emotion, disseminate drama, and transcend sport. Imaging holds the power to bring sporting events to life, taking people beyond the overt and uniting them in moments of empathy and connection.
    This student photography competition encouraged student photographers to see beyond the everyday in their imagery and offer visual stories from both within and outside of the realm of sports photography to win a day-long mentorship with a professional photographer at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

    Canon offered this competition as the Official Imaging Supporter for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Click here to find out more about the sponsorship.

    Meet the Mentor

    Mentoring the three Between the Lines winners will be Editorial and Commercial Photographer Paul Cunningham.

    With vast experience in the sports photography discipline, shooting at major international sporting events such as the World Athletics Championships, Paralympic Games, and multiple major tournaments across an array of sports, Paul will offer our competition winners invaluable advice and guidance during the photography experience.

    Paul is looking forward to seeing how the Between the Lines entrants express meaning through their imagery. Speaking ahead of the competition, he said "l am confident that I will see images that successfully convey the story, lend a new perspective, ask the viewer to look deeper into the picture or encourage a reaction to the work."

    Paul Cunningham

    Paul Cunningham

    Paul is an editorial and commercial photographer, shooting campaigns for leading brands throughout the UK and Worldwide.


    The Between the Lines judges offer vast experience in the world of imaging and sport.

  • Paul Cunningham

    Paul Cunningham

    Professional Commercial and Editorial Photographer

  • neale.conroy

    Neale Conroy

    Canon UK & Ireland, Marketing Director

  • Molly Darlington

    Molly Darlington

    Professional Sports Photographer and Canon Ambassador