"People should be given the opportunity to dream without being limited by what is around them."

- ECPAT UK youth group member

ECPAT UK is a leading charity working with young people who have been trafficked - supporting them to stand up for their rights and advocate for others.

Together, we launched our stable futures campaign calling on the government to change policies that leave trafficked young people in long term uncertainty and fearful about the future.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on all of us. But with an improving picture, hope is on the horizon. While we’re all looking forward to getting much of our old lives back, we don’t have to return to how things were. We can use our shared experiences of the past year to advocate for change so that all young people have the freedom to live the life they’ve dreamed about. 

The competition

We’re calling for original photos that capture your vision of a stable, happy and hopeful future. The brief is broad – we want you to reflect on the question ‘what does freedom mean to you?’ Your photos can depict anything that represents your dreams, future potential and life without limits. The winning photo will inspire feelings of warmth, togetherness, hope and fulfilment.

The prize

We’re excited to offer a brand new Instax camera to the competition winner!

Shortlisted entrants will also have their photos displayed in an online public exhibition and across our social media accounts.

How to enter the competition

1. Submit your entry by emailing [email protected], attaching your photo and a short caption describing what freedom looks like to you

2. Click here to make an optional donation of £5 or as much as you can afford (you can edit the amount in the donate box)

Deadline

Only entries submitted by the 31st May 2021 will be considered.

Our panel of young people affected by trafficking will judge the entries and we'll announce the winner on 9th June 2021, during our virtual exhibition.

Terms and conditions

Photos must not contain nudity or other graphic, offensive, discriminatory or illegal content. Each photo must be an original artwork taken by the entrant. If your photo depicts another person, you must have their express permission.

Usage rights

By entering the competition, you are giving permission for ECPAT UK to use your photographs in its public campaigns and activities.

Enter the competition