A photograph which judges said captured the very essence of inclusion and the power of sport has won the inaugural Giving Tuesday photo competition.

Taken at Lord’s Cricket ground, the winning entry shows two young boys taking part in the Lord’s Taverners charity’s Super 1s programme, a national award-winning cricket scheme for young disabled people aged 12-25.

Giving Tuesday is the international day dedicated to charitable pursuits, be it donating, volunteering or raising money for charity. What began in America in 2012 as an antidote to the shopping day known as Black Friday, Giving Tuesday is run in the UK by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and now happens in over 60 countries.

The judging panel – BBC News photo editor Phil Coomes, MP Susan Elan Jones, and Head of Marketing at CAF Caroline Forbes – chose the winning entry from a shortlist of six images that sought to capture with a single image the very spirit of the charity they represent.

Commenting on the winning entry, Susan Elan Jones MP said: “This picture is the very definition of inclusion.”

CAF’s Caroline Forbes said: “All of the entries managed to tell a unique story of the power of charity  – this winning shot somehow helped us share in the joy of this young man doing what he loves.”

The young man in the image, Sam Alderson, has a rare genetic condition called TAR syndrome and felt isolated at home before working with Lord’s Taverners, where he is now both a regular player and an accredited coach who works for the charity.

Lord’s Taverners Super 1s programme offers year-round cricket activity, allowing young people to benefit from everything that sport can give, including confidence, the value of teamwork and a sense of achievement. The charity also works with people from deprived areas to increase opportunities to regularly play sport, and empowers volunteers, coaches and teachers to deliver training sessions.

About the competition

The Charities Aid Foundation launched the Giving Tuesday photo competition to give  our charity partners the chance to share the variety of incredible work they do and to encourage more people to support amazing causes. The winning image will feature on this year’s dedicated Giving Tuesday website in the UK.

Others shortlisted for the contest include:  Chance for Childhood, which  works with vulnerable children in Africa; Glass Door, a London-based homelessness charity that partners with churches to give shelter; the Royal Albert Hall, which delivers innovative education and outreach programmes; and Motivation, a  charity which provides wheelchairs and services for disabled people in developing countries.

From L-R: Chance for Childhood, Glass Door, Royal Albert Hall, and Motivation

CAF would like to thank the judges and charities who took part in the contest.

We had an amazing Giving Tuesday 2019 launch on Wednesday 26th June.

Porter Novelli generously hosted us on their 7th floor terrace overlooking the South Bank. We had incredible speakers including CAF’s chief executive Sir John Low, Porter Novelli’s global CEO Brad MacAfee and Giving Tuesday creator Henry Timms.

We also got the chance to hear from some of our fantastic partners Tiny Tickers, PayPal and Sightsavers.

Guests got the chance to ask questions and gather ideas from our Giving Tuesday ambassadors including RBS and Reason Digital.

It was a wonderful evening with lots of heart-warming stories and inspirational ideas.

If you were not able to join us, please use the links below to check out the recordings from the event.

 

Sir John Low – CAF Chief Executive

Brad MacAfee – Porter Novelli Global CEO

Henry Timms – Giving Tuesday Creator

Jon Arnold – Tiny Tickers Chief Executive

Sarah Fleming, Senior Commercial Manager in the Charity and Financial Inclusion team at PayPal

Corinna May – Digital Fundraiser at Sightsavers

Full recording

 

We want to share your incredible work and amazing successes through Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday is all about you, our partners. Without you, Giving Tuesday wouldn’t exist.

We want to use Giving Tuesday to share the incredible work you do and to encourage more people to support amazing causes.

To help us do this we are launching a Giving Tuesday photography competition for our partners.

Please share photos that show your work, your Giving Tuesday activity, or your successes.

This Giving Tuesday Partner Photography Competition is open to Giving Tuesday Partners that have provided photograph(s) to the Giving Tuesday team via campaigns@cafonline.org by Friday 28th June 2019.

The technical stuff – please read the competition’s full terms and conditions below.

Photo must be high resolution (at least 795 x 300 pixels and at least 72ppi, and preferably 300ppi or more) and you must be the copyright owner – see some photos below that show the required quality.

 

 

The legal stuff:

Giving Tuesday Partner photography competition

We’re giving all our Giving Tuesday Partners the chance to win a £100 donation to their chosen cause in our Giving Tuesday Partner photography competition.

We would like to feature photographs showing the work you do through our Giving Tuesday campaign materials and channels including our website, printed collateral and social media channels.

Simply send us 1 (or more) photograph(s) demonstrating either your Giving Tuesday activity or your usual charity work to enter the competition and to be in with a chance of winning the £100 donation.

Photographs should be at least 72ppi, and preferably at least 300ppi.

Read the prize draw terms and conditions

Giving Tuesday Partner Photography Competition (the “Giving Tuesday Partner Photography Competition”) Terms and Conditions

1. The promoter of this Giving Tuesday Partner Photography Competition is the Trustees of Charities Aid Foundation of 25 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4TA (registered charity number 268369)(“CAF”).
2. Entry into this Giving Tuesday Partner Photography Competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
3. Who can apply: this Giving Tuesday Partner Photography Competition is open to Giving Tuesday Partners that have provided photograph(s) to the Giving Tuesday team via campaigns@cafonline.org by Friday 28th June 2019. (UPDATED)
4. Employees or agencies of CAF group or any of its subsidiaries or their family members or anyone else connected to this Giving Tuesday Partner Photography Competition shall not be permitted to enter it.
5. There is no entry fee payable to enter into this Giving Tuesday Partner Photography Competition.
6. To enter, an entrant must:
a. Have signed up to be a Giving Tuesday Partner before Friday 28th June 2019 (UPDATED); and
b. Provided at least one photo to campaigns@cafonline.org by Friday 28th June 2019 (UPDATED).

7. Maximum of 3 photograph entries per entrant available for this Giving Tuesday Partner Photography Competition. CAF accepts no responsibility for any taxes, duties, costs or other fees payable as a result of participation in this Giving Tuesday Partner Photography Competition.
8. CAF reserves the right to disqualify any entrant without notice if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of these terms and conditions.
9. CAF will select a shortlist from all qualifying entries by Friday 5th July, 2019, with the winning entry being selected by a panel of judges by Friday 12 July. (UPDATED)
10. CAF will notify the successful entrant via email contact details as provided when submitting the photograph(s) for entry in to the Giving Tuesday Partner Photography Competition. CAF will ask the winning entrant to nominate an organisation to receive the £100 donation.
11. Subject to successful validation of the nominated charitable organisation, conducted by CAF, CAF will credit the £100 donation to the chosen organisation by Wednesday 31 July. CAF will provide the winning entrant with confirmation on this completion. (UPDATED)
12. The prize and/or the donation are non-exchangeable and non-transferable. No cash alternative for the prize and/or the donation will be offered.
13. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason. CAF cannot enter into correspondence with entrants which experience difficulties with entering online.
14. CAF reserves the right to cancel or amend this Giving Tuesday Partner Photography Competition and these terms and conditions without notice.
15. CAF’s decision in respect of all matters to do with this Giving Tuesday Partner Photography Competition shall be final and binding.
16. CAF may invite the successful entrant to take part in the promotional activity in relation to this Giving Tuesday Partner Photography Competition (including using his/her charity name in any marketing materials published by CAF both in paper and online) but the successful entrant shall have the right not to take part in such activity.
17. Personal data supplied during the course of this promotion will only be processed as set out in CAF’s Privacy Policy.
18. To the maximum extent permissible by law, CAF accepts no liability for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering this Giving Tuesday Partner Photography Competition. CAF is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment or software, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, telephone lines or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation in this Giving Tuesday Partner Photography Competition. Nothing shall exclude CAF’s liability for death or personal injury as a result of its negligence.
19. This Giving Tuesday Photography Competition and these terms and conditions shall be governed by English law and any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
20. If any provision of these terms and conditions become or are invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect under any law, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired.
21. For more information on this Giving Tuesday Partner Photography Competition, please email campaigns@cafonline.org.

Copyright and permissions

22. For the purpose of this section on copyright and permissions, ‘image(s)’ includes image meta data and any written captions or other text submitted with the image(s).
23. The entrant, or their representative submitting images on their behalf, must be the copyright holder or have permission from the copyright holder to submit images to the prize under the terms and conditions specified here.
24. Copyright holders retain copyright in their work.
25. Copyright holders grant to Giving Tuesday UK / CAF a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable right to copy, adapt, distribute, perform and use their submitted images in any media (including social media, online and print):
in connection with the operation, promotion and/or description of the prize for a period of 3 years from submission
for shortlisted and winning entries only, on a perpetual basis in connection with the prize (as described above) together with use for merchandising purposes and for any uses connected with the CAF / Giving Tuesday UK and the campaign’s charitable mission to celebrate and encourage giving in all its forms.

26. The above licence will be royalty free.
27. The entrant, or their representative submitting images on their behalf, warrants they have all third-party permissions and releases, including patient consent if relevant, necessary to have taken the image and to have submitted it to the competition in accordance with these terms and conditions.
28. The entrant, or their representative submitting images on their behalf, warrants that any material submitted is their own original work and does not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third party. If copyright or any third-party rights are infringed by any material provided by an entrant, then the entrant will take full responsibility for this. CAF accepts no liability for any breach of copyright or any third-party rights by an entrant or arising from a breach of this warranty.
29. Please note that if you submit images or videos that have captured any individuals or their personal data, you confirm that you have the appropriate permission in place from those individuals to use their personal data in this way. You also confirm that you are compliant with relevant data protection legislation in the UK.