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Win a two week studio session with Rankin in new photo competition to help the homeless

Win a studio day with Rankin in new photo competition to help the homeless
(Image credit: YouTube: Billy Chip)

2020 has been one life-changing year, from the Coronavirus Pandemic to the rising of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

A charitable enterprise called The BA Hope Foundation is also hoping it will be the year that it launches its nationwide rollout of the 'Billy Chip' – a token that can be purchased for £2 and donated to the homeless to exchange for a hot or cold drink. The idea behind the token is that people can buy a chip and don't have to fear they are funding a drug habit or unscrupulous begging.

So where does photography come in? A fundraising photo competition is underway to get the The Billy Chip distributed around the UK, and by entering and donating, you could be in for a chance to win an amazing work experience placement with Rankin himself at Rankin Studios!

Competition theme

This year's theme for the Billy Chip photo competition is “Generosity is Priceless,” something that is surely a good mantra for the current climate.

The Billy Chip Foundation is hoping that the theme should inspire all entrants to go out and document acts of kindness/generosity. From handpicking a bunch of flowers to feeding someone on the street, they want to see what has pulled on your heartstrings and caused you to fire your shutter in these trying times.

All photographers should be taking the upmost care and precautions when photographing, please maintain social distancing guidelines as well as making sure you have full permission to photograph your subject. We want kindness, generosity and compassion to be at the very epicentre of this project.

B A Hope Foundation

What are the prizes?

Rankin will be judging the images, and the overall winner will receive a day at his prestigious studio.

Runners up will also be in for the chance of winning some incredible photography equipment, kindly donated by Manfrotto, Lowepro, Blackrapid, EVOC, Rebecca Carpenter Photography and Rankin Archive!

Camera bags, straps and backdrops are among the prizes for runners up of the competition

Camera bags, straps and backdrops are among the prizes for runners up of the competition (Image credit: billy chip)

(Image credit: Billy Chip)

Enter your images before 20 August

To be in with a chance of winning, photographers are being asked to upload files under 8MB, with their name, the title of the image and a short description of why they have chosen it and what it represents.

The closing date is 20 August. 

Head to the Billy chip X Rankin competition page here for more information.

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Lauren Scott
Lauren Scott

Lauren is the Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, having previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, a practical-focused publication that inspires hobbyists and seasoned pros alike to take truly phenomenal shots and get the best results from their kit. 


An experienced photography journalist who has been covering the industry for over seven years, she has also served as technique editor for both PhotoPlus: The Canon MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine and DCW's sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine


In addition to techniques and tutorials that enable you to achieve great results from your cameras, lenses, tripods and other photography equipment, Lauren can regularly be found interviewing some of the biggest names in the industry, sharing tips and guides on subjects like landscape and wildlife photography, and raising awareness for subjects such as mental health and women in photography.