On Monday 21st September 2015, we plan to celebrate the 20th anniversary of UWC Red Cross Nordic in tandem with the 150th anniversary of the Norwegian Red Cross. We are designing a programme with special focus on the College’s partnership with the Red Cross. Her Majesty Queen Sonja, our patron, has kindly agreed to attend our anniversary event. The 21st September also give us the opportunity to celebrate UWC Day and the International Day of Peace as observed across the world.

As part of our anniversary celebrations, we are planning a photographic competition open to current UWC students (incoming first years and second years), Support and Education Staff and their children, and the staff at the Rehabilitation Centre.

Once all entries are in, a team of Reidun (Visual Arts Teacher), Edmund (College Photographer), Summer (Director of Residential Life) and Nimra (Chair of the Student Council) will decide on a short list based on the following criteria:

  • creativity and originality;
  • effective composition;
  • artistic merit;
  • content (relevance to the theme of ‘Peace’).

Reidun and Edmund will then mount and display between 12 to 15 shortlisted photographs as UWC RCN’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition to Peace in the Høegh Centre. The exhibition will be formally opened as part of Her Majesty’s tour of the campus – and the exhibition will turn, at a later stage, into a two year exhibition in a different space at RCN.


Theme: ‘Peace
We invite one submission of digital photography per person;
Please email your full-size image directly to Edmund Cluett at nc01eclu@staff.rcnuwc.no between now and the end of Student Introduction Week (Friday 21st August) with the subject line of ‘Exhibition to Peace’. Please include:

  • Your full name and country/countries of origin;
  • The title of your photograph;
  • The location of the photograph;
  • A maximum of 100 words in English explaining why you feel that your photograph captures the theme of ‘Peace’ – these will be included in the exhibition for those shortlisted.

Larry on behalf of the competition organising committee


UWC Red Cross Nordic