2011 04 15 The Equality Trust; The Spirit Level: images of [in]equality

The Competition



We are looking for photographic representations of income inequality and equality, photos that can grab attention, communicate and inspire.

Closing date - midday on 15 April 2011

Have a look at our flickr group [external link] where entries will be submitted.

About us

TheEqualityTrustLogoThe best-selling book The Spirit Level, published in 2009, brought wider public attention to compelling new evidence that the large gap between rich and poor in society damages the social fabric and the quality of life for everyone – rich and poor alike.

The Equality Trust was set up in conjunction with the book's publication to spread this message and to campaign to halve the current levels of income inequality in the UK.

About the competition


The competition will be judged by professional photographers Mark Burton and Jeff Hubbard and The Spirit Level authors Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson.


We welcome entries from professional photographers, photography students and amateurs of all levels of experience. Full details of categories [external link]


Winning entries will be displayed on our website and in other media, and there will be a book launch to accompany the competition. All winners will receive a copy of The Spirit Level: Images of [in]equality photo book.

We hope also that the photo competition will lead into an exhibition later in 2011.

For further information please visit the competition website.

Complies with the Bill of Rights


This competition meets all the standards set out in

the Bill of Rights For Artists


Competitions which meet all the standards set out in the Bill of Rights For Artists do not do any of the following -

  • claim copyright
  • claim exclusive use
  • seek waiving of moral rights
  • fail to give a credit for all free usage
  • add, alter, or remove metadata from submissions
  • seek usage rights other than for promoting the contest and no other purpose. Note that a book, posters, cards, or a calendar are seen as legitimate ways of promoting the contest and defraying costs
  • seek free usage rights in excess of 5 years
  • use the submissions commercially without the entrant's agreement, and such commercial usage is to be subject to a freely negotiated license independently of the competition.
  • make it a condition of winning that an entrant must sign a commercial usage agreement
  • fail to publish all documents on the competition website that an entrant may have to sign
  • fail to name the judges for this or last year's competition
  • fail to explicitly state all the organisations who will acquire rights to the submissions
  • set a closing date more than 18 months after the contest launch date
  • fail to make clear statements of rights claimed and how submissions are used.

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