Lovers of light

Our national photography competition Lovers of Light has now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered, entries will be shortlisted during March 2015 and the winners announced after final judging. Entries this year have to a very high standard, to view the gallery click here 

The competition: now closed

At VELUX, we celebrate daylight every day. VELUX Lovers of Light invites amateur and professional photographers to creatively capture a moment of daylight, celebrating the role natural light plays in our daily lives. Whether the photo features a mountain scene, woodland walk, sea view or cityscape, VELUX is challenging people to think differently about daylight, and capture a moment that brings light to life.

The main VELUX Lovers of Light photography competition is entered via Blipfoto, the picture-sharing site. Before entering the competition you need to sign up to the site; this is free and will only take 30 seconds.

This year VELUX has introduced the Instagram category to give social snappers the chance to show what they can do. Entrants can post their photos on Instagram using the hashtag #VELUXloversoflight.

The brief:

Take a photograph that creatively captures daylight and celebrates the role natural light plays in our daily lives.

The prize:

Two trip-of-a-lifetime prizes are on offer. In both the Lovers of Light photography competition, and the Lovers of Light Instagram categories, expert judges will select one overall winner to receive a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two.

View entries:

Click the below image to see a selection of this years entries

Lovers of Light photography competition prize:

Our winner will win the trip of a lifetime for two, to northern Finland’s summer of endless daylight, spending three nights, not under the stars, but in a low sun haze in a glass igloo. For your remaining four nights you will sleep in a rustic log cabin in the arctic resort of Kakslauttanen, taking an unforgettable trip to the stunning remote wilderness of Lemmenjoki National Park (where you can pan for gold in the rivers). Finally, we will send you on a journey along the River Lemmenjoki, and an incredible adventure to view the midnight sun.

Lovers of Light Instagram competition prize:

The winning entry from our Instagram entrants will be heading Stateside to spend four days exploring the urban landscape of New York City. With your very own guide, you and your guest will be treated to a fabulous photo safari of some of the city’s unique viewing points. This all-expenses-paid trip includes three nights’ accommodation in the four-star Row NYC Hotel in Manhattan, and tours of the High Line Park, Empire State Building and Urban Theatre.

Our judges:
Lovers of Light photography competition

Tom Dyckhoff, writer and broadcaster; Charlotte Chapman, Marketing Manager at VELUX; Joe Tree, founder of Blipfoto - the online photo sharing community; Dr. Russell Foster, Professor at Oxford University and daylight expert; and Sarah Butterfield, artist, will collectively select the winner, based on the most creative use of daylight in a single shot.

Lovers of Light Instagram competition

The Instagram category will be judged by Mike Kus, a designer specialising in photography, web and graphic design, branding and illustration. Mike is also a high-profile Instagrammer with over 900,000 followers. A team of Instagram experts will assist with the judging process.

Find out more about our judges here

Terms and conditions:
All images must be submitted before 20 February 2015 to have a chance of winning the prizes. Winners will be revealed in March 2015. For full terms and conditions, please visit