The Big Give photo competition

At the end of the Summer, the Big Give went on the hunt for the best photos from charities who have worked with us to raise money via match funding. We were delighted to receive entries from many charities and have thoroughly enjoyed getting a greater insight into the fantastic work that they are all doing via these images. We were lucky enough to work with renowned British photographer, Amelia Troubridge who judged all entries. She commented:

“I was very impressed with the calibre of entries to the photo competition with such a wide range of subjects and contexts beautifully depicted. The shortlisted photos are those that I found particularly compelling, demonstrating the importance of the work of each charity ​through the eyes of the beneficiaries. They evoke emotion and a sense of hope. Congratulations to all those shortlisted.”

We will be announcing the winning photo on Friday 6th November (who will win a £500 donation to their charity) so check back then to find out who won or follow the announcement on Twitter at #TBGPhotocomp.

So, now, announcing the 11 shortlisted charities…

African Promise

Pupils at Kisimenyi Primary School celebrate the opening of their new school.

Bath Rugby Foundation

Scrum Down for Health Tag Festival. Rain didn’t stop play! Fun and Fitness all in one.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Every day the orphaned elephants browse the bush ensuring that they remain wild at heart and ready for release . ©Andrew White


South Sudanese refugee Halima Namutosi has tripled her income and secured her families future with thanks to a micro loan from ©Adam Dickens for

Haven House

Playtime in the activity room with Health Care Support Worker Bev.


A poor smallholder farming family in Ethiopia uses two treadle pumps to grow high quality vegetables and peddle their way out of poverty. ©David Graham

Project Harar

14 year old Fuleja has a lump on her right side since birth. Our medical volunteers treated her, enabling her to smile again. ©Matt Fisher from Photographic Synergy

Southbank Sinfonia

Delving into a huge array of music, Southbank Sinfonia’s players gain crucial industry experience and breathe new life into classical music. ©Belinda Lawley

Thai Children’s Trust

Meeting the new piglets at the Sarnelli House Farm. The farm allows children to be self-sufficient in growing their own food. ©Rebecca Robyns

The Karuna Trust

Mother and Daughter at the Urja Refuge.

YES! Tanzania

This photo captures the power of sport to positively engage with young people. ©Mark Cuthbert