Rotherham Photography and Film competition!

In 2025, Rotherham will be the world’s first Children’s Capital of Culture – a place where local people of all ages are proud of, and a place where people around the world want to visit. 

64 Million Artists have been working with Rotherham Council, local partners and children and young people across Rotherham to design exciting events and celebrations – starting now!


We are looking for a Young Photographer & Young Videographer to document upcoming events for the Children’s Capital of Culture. You don’t need to have any qualifications or equipment – you just need to be 16-25, live in Rotherham, and have a passion for photography or film. 


As our Photographer or Videographer in residence you will photograph or film between 5 and 10 local events over the next year. We will work with you to make sure you have what you need, and to get to where you need to be. All dates will be booked with you a month in advance. You will also have great networking and mentoring opportunities. 


There are two opportunities available:


Role: Young Photographer 

Responsibilities: To photograph between 5 and 10 local events across the next year and support the editing process

Dates: August 2021 – August 2022

Pay:  £2250 


Role: Young Videographer

Responsibilities: To film between 5 and 10 local events across the next year, and support the editing process

Dates: August 2021 – August 2022

Pay: £2250

To apply, enter our competition! 

Film competition:

Film and share a 30 second film that captures what “Home” means to you. 

Photography competition: 

Take and share a photograph that captures what “Home” means to you. 

There are no right or wrong ways to respond and we warmly welcome all applications. 

You can use a phone or camera to capture your photograph or film. If you have any questions about applying, or about the opportunities available please let us know below by emailing Jemima at jemima@64millionartists.com.

All entries will be brought to a panel, where we will consider your creativity and storytelling. If you are not successful this time we will let you know about future opportunities

Share your work by email to hello@rotherham2025.com by 12pm, Friday 23rd July 2021. Please tell us your name, age and anything you would like to share about your photograph or short film. 

You will hear back from us by Friday 30th July. 


We can’t wait to hear from you!