REUK photo competition winners

Thanks also go to our celebrity guest judge Talia Collis for reviewing the photos and picking three winners. The number 1 winner was awarded a prize – a fantastic camera from our new friends Analogue Supply. Thank you so much to both!

A huge congratulations to everyone who entered the competition. There were so many great photos that were beautiful in their own way. Well done!

But it wasn't all doom and gloom. To keep us expressive and connected to the world and each other, REUK launched its first-ever photo competition. We received dozens of fantastic photos on the theme of 'learning in COVID-19', and are delighted to share them here.

The closure of schools kept us from our friends and stopped us from sharing our creativity in this strange time.

1st prize winner: Bakri

2nd prize winner: Salar

"I went to the Sky Garden just one day before the second lockdown to enjoy the best London view and to take some photographs for my Instagram page. It was really amazing to be there and to leave behind all the depression and anxiety. I was fortunate to capture this, just one day before the second lockdown."

"I can learn the nature. People work from home so they use vehicles less and we can see the clear sky and clouds. This picture also describes our life.We have lots of problems, happiness and sadness. Those are mixed together, like a tree. If they mix together that is a life."

"Learning in covid-19, life is temporary like leaves on a tree. I live alone without family or friends, work and college is hard so I can understand how they are impact in my life."

"This photo makes me feel warm. Everyone is trying to live in positive during the difficult time. The mum and kid were walked around the park and the trees are pretty. You can see the happiness and protection though the people and nurture when they connect together."

“In lockdown I am improving my English with my mentor by Whereby every week. We had a wonderful time. I got English and maths results and also, she supported me with my assignment on Health and Social care. I done that and I got a certificate. Then on the others day I work at a Care Home, continuing my full time job. I am so happy 😁 Thank you so much for everything, stay blessed.”

"I took this photo on 8th November 2020, that was 3 days of second lockdown. No one thought that one day the streets and parks were empty, although we pass through a hard time, but people still laugh and are happy and have hope. limitations make things difficult and also push you to become creative . No matter where you are, you should keep going and work hard on something you are passionate about. The rest will come."

"I can learn the nature. People work from home so they use vehicles less and we can see the clear sky and clouds. This picture also describes our life. We have lots of problems, happiness and sadness. Those are mixed together, like a tree. If they mix together that is a life."

"Learning in COVID-19, life is temporary like leaves on a tree. I live alone without family or friends, work and college is hard so I can understand how they are impact in my life."

"This photo makes me feel warm. Everyone is trying to live in positive during the difficult time. The mum and kid were walked around the park and the trees are pretty. You can see the happiness and protection though the people and nature when they connect together."

“In lockdown I am improving my English with my mentor by Whereby every week. We had a wonderful time. I got English and maths results and also she supported me with my assignment on Health and Social Care. I done that and I got a certificate. Then on the other day I work at a care home, continuing my full time job. I am so happy 😁 Thank you so much for everything, stay blessed.”

"I took this photo on 8th November 2020, that was three days of second lockdown. No one thought that one day the streets and parks were empty, although we pass through a hard time, but people still laugh and are happy and have hope. Limitations make things difficult and also push you to become creative. No matter where you are, you should keep going and work hard on something you are passionate about. The rest will come."