#MDUCovid19Diaries photo competition

DDU 2020 Photo Competition

A lot has changed for dental students recently with most dental schools having postponed clinical teaching because of the pandemic.

Many of you will have had exams or electives cancelled or graduated early. We’d like our photo competition to reflect what’s happening in your life now. We are no longer accepting elective photos. Instead, we’d like you to share photos or videos that show how you’re using your time in lockdown:

  1. Home learning – what does your work set up look like? Share with us your study routine, favourite books and digital resources. What are you revising at the moment? Be creative!
  2. Helping in your local community – are you assisting vulnerable people and key workers with tasks such as babysitting, pet care, picking up medicine and grocery shipping? Capture your favourite moments. 

You could win an £80 gift card.  

How to enter

Follow us, post your picture, video or story on Instagram using the hashtag #MDUCovid19Diaries and tag @themdu_ If your account is private, follow us and accept our follow back request so we can see your entry. If you don’t have an Instagram account you can send your entry by email on photos@theddu.com. You have to be a DDU member to enter. 


An £80 gift card (your choice of Amazon, John Lewis or M&S).


Our judging panel will pick a winner every two months. Winners will be notified by private message on social media or email. The competition results will be posted on the DDU Facebook page, MDU Instagram, and DDU Twitter account. Winning entries may be used in MDU or DDU publications.


  • The competition is open to DDU student members enrolled at a UK dental school.
  • You can only submit one entry per judging period.
  • Entries cannot display confidential information on computer monitors, books or notes on desks.
  • Entries cannot contain patients’ images, clinical descriptions of any kind or children under 16 years old.
  • Pictures or videos taken on wards should not include any sensitive information displayed on whiteboards or photos with patients’ family members in the background.
  • Entries cannot contain products or service endorsements 
  • Please ensure you have the permission of all subjects in the photo before submitting your entry. 
  • Entries must be your own work and appropriate for us to publish. They should not contain material which is in any way unlawful, obscene or defamatory or which infringes the rights of a third party.

By entering your agree to the terms and conditions