ILLUMINATE: Architecture & Light : Competition

Get your cameras at the ready! Leeds Modernist Society is launching a photography competition and exhibition which celebrates the interplay between modernist architecture and light.

Light transforms how we perceive and experience buildings. It can highlight or hide, soften or exaggerate. It is able to make places seem inviting or unfamiliar. Lighting can also be integrated in unusual and intriguing ways into our built environment.

ILLUMINATE invites you to capture the UK’s iconic modernist architecture ‘in a new light’.

The competition is kindly sponsored by architectural lighting consultancy Lumen Loom.

● Entries must be submitted to -
● Photographs should showcase architecture in the Modernist Chapter Cities;
Birmingham, Glasgow, Huddersfield, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield or Swansea
● Maximum of 3 images per person
● Images must be submitted in JPEG or PNG formats
● Note: We welcome analogue photography but require a high-resolution scan for

Please contact with any queries.

Entries will be judged by a guest panel

and the results announced in September.

  • First prize will receive £200
  • 2 runners-up will receive £100
  • Winning submissions and up to 25 commended pieces will be featured in an
  • exhibition at Ginger Works’ Leeds City Free Room in October 2023.