Results for the BCO Conference Photography Competition – Birmingham 2024

BCO Conference Photography Competition results!

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Today, BCO announces the results of our photography competition held during last month’s 2024 BCO Conference.

Warmest congratulations to Stacey Henshaw from Shaw Studios who won 1st Place with her photo in the City of Contrasts category: Birmingham Townhall.

The judges were unanimous in their praise for the composition of this standout photo capturing old and new in the fast-changing city of Birmingham. As the highest-scoring photo for visual impact and adherence to the theme, ‘city of contrasts,’ the judges thought that it was the most deserving winner and met the brief brilliantly by capturing three contrasting facades intersecting in one, striking shot.

Congratulations also to the runner up, Sandeep Shambi from Howells who scored highly with his photo of Digbeth. The intricate texture of the bricks adds depth and character, creating a compelling visual narrative of vibrancy, creativity and industrial heritage landscape of Digbeth in Birmingham.

Congratulations to Stacey Henshaw, grand prize winner of £1000.

Joe Wilson’s shot of The Ringway Centre (Architect: James Roberts, 1962) was highly commended.

Special thanks to Mark Limbrick (Aros Architects) for hosting the session at the Aros Studios; Mark Simpson (BDP); Roxane McMeeken (ING Media); Mary Economidou (BCO) with input from Conference Chair, Peter Crowther (HERE); Dublin Top 10 contender and BCO NextGen Midlands committee member, Keely Warr (AtkinsRéalis).


Stacey Henshaw
Shaw Studios
City of Contrasts category
Birmingham Town Hall with the new development behind – Three Chamberlain Square designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

Sandeep Shambi
City of Contrasts
Digbeth – Creative.
Joe Wilson
(Instagram entry) Interestingly, the building featured (The Ringway Centre, Architect: James Roberts, 1962) is one which is threatened for demolition – but is highly regarded by brutalist fans, and, bodies such as the 20th Century Society are campaigning to save it.

Thank you to our judges and to everyone who took took part. Recap the creativity and vibrancy of the shortlist here.