A photography competition celebrating the ‘extraordinary contributions’ young people make to the lives of others has been launched by the British Red Cross.

Last year’s winning entry, by Souvid Datta

There are two categories (17 and under; and 18-25), the winners of which will walk away with a Canon EOS 760D DSLR kit, with four runners-up receiving a compact camera.

Robin Wells, youth development coordinator at the British Red Cross said: ‘The Red Cross is committed to helping people in crisis and this exciting and creative category is part of our Humanitarian Citizen Awards, which recognise the contributions young people, under-26, perform in their communities.’

Bob Pickles of Canon UK said: ‘We’re delighted to be supporting the British Red Cross with this photography competition for a second year running.

‘Canon Europe has been sponsoring the Humanitarian Citizen Awards since 2005 and we are delighted to mark ten years of working with the British Red Cross.’

He added: ‘It’s extremely exciting to see how this competition will encourage budding photographers to explore how images can help tell truly inspirational stories from their own communities.’

The winners will be announced at the Houses of Parliament on 24 November.
For details visit http://www.redcross.org.uk/theaward

The winners will bag a Canon EOS 760D
Canon EOS 760D