Concrete in Life: FAQs

How can I submit my entry?

To enter the Concrete in Life photography competition, post a picture on Instagram or Twitter showcasing the use of concrete, using the competition hashtag #ConcreteInLife2021.

Entrants must also include the hashtag for the category that they are entering:

Urban design and use: #UrbanConcrete

Infrastructure: #ConcreteInfrastructure

Concrete in Daily Life: #ConcreteInDailyLife 

Sustainable Concrete: #SustainableConcrete

You can also send your photos to concreteinlife@gccassociation.org

Until when can I submit my photo?

The deadline for entries is 22nd October 2021 – 23:59:59 UK time.

What tags do I need to include?

Entrants must also include the hashtag for the category that they are entering:

Urban design and use: #UrbanConcrete

Infrastructure: #ConcreteInfrastructure

Concrete in Daily Life: #ConcreteInDailyLife 

Sustainable Concrete: #SustainableConcrete

You should also tag the GCCA on Instagram (@the.gcca) or Twitter (@thegcca).

All submissions on Instagram and Twitter must include the hashtag #ConcreteInLife.

Do I need to tell you if I’m a professional or an amateur when I submit a photo?

We distinguish professional as those who have a full-time job as a photographer. We check you social media biography for this information. Please specify to us in your entry if you are unsure.

Do you have any guidelines for photo entries?

We encourage entrants to interpret this category in their own creative way to showcase the use of concrete in our lives.

Is photography from a mobile phone allowed/encouraged?

Yes, mobile photography is allowed and encouraged.

Can I submit one photo to more than one category?

Yes. You can submit as many photos as you like to each category, but each photo can only be submitted to one category.

What is the maximum number of photos I can submit?

You can submit as many photos as you like. But each one can only submitted to one category.

How are the entries judged?

Entries will be judged according tot he following criteria:

  • Impact
  • Creativity & style
  • Composition
  • Image or print presentation
  • Centre of interest
  • Lighting
  • Colour balance
  • Technical excellence
  • Photographic technique
  • Story telling & subject matter
  • Judging will take place in November 2020 and the Judges’ decision will be final.
When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be announced in January 2022