a photography competition by alison jackson





Leica is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras. The legendary status of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the construction of lenses and optical devices. And today, in combination with innovative technologies, Leica products continue to guarantee better pictures in all situations in the worlds of visualisation and perception. Innovative products have been the driving force behind the company’s positive development in recent years. They have so kindly donated two of their excellent cameras for first prize winners in the Youth and Young Adult categories.

Leica Camera is synonymous with supporting not just legends but young photography talent through initiatives such as annual ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ (LOBA) and The Photographer’s Gallery New Talent exhibition. We are proud to be part of A Day in Your Life’

Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi Gallery was founded in 1985 with the aim of bringing contemporary art to as wide an audience as possible and make it accessible by providing an innovative platform for emerging artists to show their work. Since moving to Duke of York’s HQ in 2008, the gallery has welcomed over one million visitor a year and is one of the world’s leading museums on social media. Entry to all Saatchi Gallery curated exhibitions is free.

The Royal College of Art

The Royal College of Art is an internationally renowned art and design university based in the heart of London.

RCA students are taught to question, research and break boundaries in each and every facet of their work. They have inquiring minds that nurtured by the college and so create some of the most exciting and innovate graduate art and design work every year.

The RCA was named the world's leading university of art and design in the QS World Rankings 2019 for the fifth consecutive year.     

Alumni include James Dyson, David Adjaye, Ridley Scott, Christopher Bailey, Monster Chetwynd, David Hockney, Tracey Emin, Thomas Heatherwick, Lubaina Himid, Clare Waight Keller and Rose Wylie.

University of the Arts, London

University of the Arts London (UAL) is one of the world’s leading universities for the study of arts and design. We are delighted that they have offered to sponsor prizes in two categories: Special Youth Prize (16-18 years) and Special Young Adult Prize (18-35 years). UAL is made up of six renowned Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts. The colleges offer a wide range of courses in art, design, fashion, media, communication and performing arts at degree preparation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. They host the largest postgraduate arts and design community in Europe and each college has its own thriving postgraduate environment. As Europe’s largest specialist art and design university, they understand creativity. Being based in London is an integral part of the UAL identity. The creative capital defines, inspires and challenges us and is central to the experience of studying with us.


Michael Hoppen Gallery

The Michael Hoppen Gallery, located just off the King’s Road opened in 1992 and is founded on a passion for photography. Spaced over three floors in the heart of Chelsea, the gallery provides both a white-walled arena for contemporary artists as well as a more intimate context for the smaller and more eclectic works they exhibit.

The Heatherley School of Fine Art

Founded in 1845 The Heatherley School of Fine Art is one of the oldest independent art colleges in Britain and is among the few art schools in the UK that focus purely on portraiture, figurative painting, sculpture and printmaking. The college offers both vocational and part-time courses to students aged 18 years and over.

Heatherleys was the first college to allow women into life drawing lessons on equal terms with men and its students were allowed to draw the nude male from 1850.  Heatherleys is awarding an exciting prize for the competition.


At Jigsaw, we believe that fashion is temporary but style is permanent. That’s why our designs are timeless, independently-minded and fun. We prefer not to slavishly follow fashion trends; instead we cherish the opportunity to make something beautiful, meaningful and lasting. Something you will want to wear today, tomorrow, in 10 years’ time.

We design our collection from our studio – a converted Edwardian house – in south-west London. We use the finest fabrics from the best factories around the world to produce clothes with designer quality and detailing but at high-street prices. And we do everything we can to make sure that our materials and products are sourced responsibly.

The Royal Photographic Society

The Royal Photographic Society exists to educate members of the public by increasing their knowledge and understanding of Photography and in doing so to promote the highest standards of achievement in Photography in order to encourage public appreciation of Photography.

Cass Art

Cass Art, the UK’s leading art supplies store, is proud to support ‘A Day in Your Life’. Cass Art is committed to encouraging everyone to realise their creative talents by providing the world’s top quality materials at the guaranteed best prices. With thirteen stores across the UK and an online shop, Cass Art is on a mission to fill every town with artists, underpinned by the company’s long standing manifesto.

Frame Set Match Framers

Frame Set & Match are high quality bespoke framers in London. They are proud to say that we can frame pretty much everything and are thrilled to be offering a framing voucher to two lucky winners!


Kensington and Chelsea Art Weekend

The borough of Kensington and Chelsea has an artistic heritage that encompasses some of the best and brightest creative names. From South Kensington’s Museum Quarter to the bustle of King’s Road; from the urban bohemia of Notting Hill to the modern elegance of the Design Museum, a journey through Kensington and Chelsea is a journey through history.

We are delighted to be drawing on this cultural legacy with Kensington + Chelsea Art Weekend.

The second edition of the Art Weekend in the Summer 2019 will continue to celebrate the rich heritage of the borough by opening doors to local creative spaces along with leading organisations in the area to facilitate further public engagement in the local culture.

Spinal Injuries Association

A Day in Your Life is in association with the Spinal Injuries Association to raise awareness for Spinal injuries and the amazing work carried out by the SIA.

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The Chelsea Society

The Chelsea Society was founded in 1927 by the local historian Reginald Blunt with the aim of promoting the interests of all who live and work in the borough and to preserve and enhance the unique character of Chelsea. Dr James Thompson of The Chelsea Society has kindly donated £1000 for a special prize from The Chelsea Society.