As the photographs entered into this competition may be used in ESRC publications, what better place to find inspiration than the images we've used in recent months and years?

Society Now magazine

Society Now is our regular magazine, bringing the latest and most topical social science research to key opinion formers in business, government and the voluntary sector. It is published three times a year and highlights research currently being undertaken by the UK's leading social scientists. Society Now demonstrates how social science research can contribute to better policymaking and, ultimately, a better society.

Winners of 'The Bigger Picture' photographic competition

Young people were asked to take a photograph showing their view on the 'bigger picture': how the world was changing and how it affected them, their family, friends, community and the nation as a whole.

Winners of 'Focus on Society' photographic competition

We asked young people to take a photograph showing how they saw the world around them from a social science perspective.

Winners of 'Changing World' photographic competition

We challenged young people for their unique take on society and the social sciences by asking them to take a picture of how they felt the world had changed over the last 50 years, or could change in the future.

Winners of 'Where do I belong?' photographic competition

We asked young people to take a picture of where they felt they belonged. Whether it was a place, what they did, who they were with or where they wanted to be in the future.

Want some more inspiration?

Other sources of inspiration, hints and tips include: