Young Photographer 2022

Young bouy holdong camera to his face, Wearing blue jumper with red stripes

Family Fun

1 April - 17 June 2022

Calling all budding young photographers!

We’re celebrating all things photography this year through our Ingrid Pollard and Vivian Maier exhibitions and this is your chance to be inspired and get involved.

Young Photographer is an opportunity for all young people living or studying in Milton Keynes to develop photographic skills, take part in an exhibition this July in MK Gallery’s Project Space, and have their work judged by a panel of curators and photographers. Submissions are welcomed from children and young people aged 4-19* (*SEND up to 25 years).  

Categories for Young Photographer

  • Landscape
  • Portrait
  • Street
  • Anything goes!

Inspirational workshops with photographers and artists will take place throughout May exploring different photographic techniques including cyanotypes, pinhole cameras, digital photography and experimenting with materials.


Prizes will be awarded to both individuals and schools, including exhibition tours and workshops for the winning schools. All entrants will be invited to exhibition opening on Friday 1 July featuring a photography themed silent disco.

To find out more and receive an application pack please email

Deadline for entries

Entries will be open between 1 April to 17 June 2022.

Free Teachers CPD | Friday 25 March 4pm – 7pm

Join us for a free Teachers CPD evening which includes a tour of the exhibition and workshop. Please email to book your place.