About OurLives


Welcome to the Currys "OurLives" Digital Photography Competition 2008. In today's digital age, capturing photos of the world we live in has never been so simple or exciting, but even more incredible is the ease at which we can share these experiences online. Personal expression has formed a new culture in our everyday lives which will only grow over time, and the Internet is the perfect medium for its evolution.

About this website

Our commitment to you is to keep this site up-to-date with all the latest entries to our competition, updating you on all the latest News, Hints & Tips on how to take better pictures, and to be your one-stop shop for what's going on in the world of photography today.

All visitors are welcome to browse the gallery but to get the most out of the site, simply register and upload YOUR photos and videos. Once registered, you will have access to all of the site's features, including our helpful Discussion Board, where users are welcome to post their views and questions or to share their own photo expertise. You will also have the option to comment on individual photos, and most importantly, the opportunity to win one of the fantastic prizes we have up for grabs!

Guest Judge

Lisa Snowden

Currys Our lives are delighted to welcome Lisa Snowdon as guest judge for this years campaign.

Television presenter, model, pin-up and all round girl next door, Lisa Snowdon has firmly established herself as much more than just a pretty face. As well as being one of the UK’s top models of recent years, Lisa has also carved out a successful career in television.

Lisa will be joining us at the Our lives exhibition at London’s Mall Galleries to form part of the final judging panel and present the awards and prizes to the winners.

Read more about Lisa

What are we looking for?

This year we are searching for photographs and short films that create snap shot of Britain in 2008. Each category has been specially selected to cover every aspect of modern day life and all its challenges.


Our People

We all love to people-watch, why not do it with a camera? Human expression has been a favourite subject of photographers for years, how have you captured the moment?

Our Culture

This category gives you the opportunity to define what culture means to you and celebrate the diversity of modern Britain.

Our Work

For most of us work is a huge part of our everyday lives so why not try and capture a shot that reflects your working life.

Our Environment

Environmental issues are a growing concern in today climate, so why not try and capture what challenges you think our environment faces.

Our Lives in Motion

Short films can really capture the essence of modern day Britain so why not send in a film no longer than two minutes that put into motion your interpretation of modern day life.

What We Don’t Want

As this competition is a photographic celebration of all that’s best in Britain we will exclude pictures of foreign places, nature and animals unless in context of the category chosen.

So, if you think you have what it takes, simply pick a category and good luck!

Also check out last year’s winner and finalists for some inspiration!

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