What is the Swansea Autism Festival and the Moments Photography Project?

This April, as part of National Autism Awareness Month, the Swansea Hub for Autism Research and Education (SHARE) at Swansea University Medical School hosts the first ever Swansea Autism Festival.  The event brings together autistic people, their families, and members of the wider public, in order to promote understanding.

We want as many people to get involved as possible and to share their stories – that’s why we want your pictures for the Moments Photography Project.

The Moments Photography project hopes to bring people together via a display of photographs that captures what autism means to you.  The photographs or images will invite people to look beyond what they think about Autism.

Who can submit?

Submissions are open to all – but the photograph or image must relate to autism.

What can be submitted?

One photograph or image per submission.

Photo Themes

When choosing your photograph, it might be helpful to ask yourself:

  • What do you wish people knew about Autism?
  • What moment do you wish you could share with the world, to help them better understand, to educate, and to highlight what Autism means to you?

Photo Quality

It is recommended that all submissions are in the JPEG format with a high resolution. This means that if enlarged for the purposes of display, the photo will remain a clear image.


Where/When will the photo be displayed?

The photos will form a mini-exhibition, being displayed in the Swansea University throughout the month of April, as part of the Swansea Festival of Autism.

Where do you submit?

Please send electronic copies (not originals) to: autism@swansea.ac.uk

What is the deadline?

28th February 2017

Terms and Conditions

By submitting your photographs, you are giving permission for us to display your submission  in Swansea University.  At the end of April, all submissions will be deleted digitally.  We will not be able to return any submission.  All submissions will not be used for any other purpose except for display during the festival.

Swansea University reserved the rights to decide which submission will be exhibited.