6 April 2017


Iconic Birmingham landmark The Cube has launched its second annual photography competition.

Following on from the success of the inaugural event last year, amateur and professional photographers are again invited to compete for the title of The Cube Photographer of the Year, sponsored by new pizza and pasta restaurant Osteria Rodizio Rico.

Doug Wattleworth, Building Manager at The Cube, said: “Last year’s competition entries clearly showed how The Cube fits into the Birmingham landscape, with many shots demonstrating the iconic architecture alongside older buildings and the city’s skyline.

“This year we would also like to see how people interact and engage with The Cube - whether that is those who work within the building, restaurant goers, entertainers, or just people passing by.

“We know from last year that talented local photographers will bring an amazing creative interpretation of the brief, so we can’t wait to see how they show us the many ways people in Birmingham connect with The Cube, as well as how The Cube connects to the rest of the city.”

Competition sponsor Mike Nayla, owner of Osteria Rodizio Rico, added: “The Cube is such an instantly recognisable building and a very sociable place, where people love to come and enjoy spending time with family and friends.

“There are also residents living in the apartments, hotel guests and hundreds of people working in offices, so there is always a lot of activity.

“All of our restaurants focus on providing high quality fresh food in a friendly and welcoming environment so, as sponsor of this year’s photography competition, I look forward to seeing fantastic pictures of The Cube as well as people living, working and playing here.”

Last year’s winner was Birmingham’s Daniel Sturley with an atmospheric image showing The Cube glowing golden in the evening. The competition was judged by Marc Reeves, editor of the Birmingham Mail, Saranne Moreno or Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and Christopher Pritchard-Wilkes of CBRE.

This year’s finalists will have their images displayed online and inside The Cube at a special exhibition event on Thursday 25th May, when the overall winner will be presented with their trophy.

The closing date for the competition is Thursday 11th May 2017, and full details of how to enter can be found on The Cube’s website – . Entrants must be aged 18 or over.

The Cube is home to Hotel Indigo and restaurants Rodizio Rico and its new stablemate Osteria, Madeleine coffee shop, Shogun Teppan-yaki, Bardolino and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill.



1.        The Cube Photographer of the Year competition is organised by The Cube, Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1RS.

2.        This competition is open to entrants aged 18 or over, excluding employees of The Cube, their agents or anyone else connected with the promotion.

3.        All information detailing how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.

4.        Entries should be submitted by via email to and image files must be in a square format of at least 2500px x 2500px at 300dpi resolution and between 3MB and 5MB. Entrants should include their own name, address and telephone number. We regret that we are unable to accept postal entries.

5.        All entries must be received by midnight on Thursday 11th May 2017.

6.        All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws. Entrants must warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it.

7.        Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to The Cube to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition.

8.        Entrants may submit up to THREE images for the competition. Late, illegible, incomplete, defaced or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties.

9.        The winning entry will be that that is judged to be the most visually appealing, original and self-explanatory. Shortlisted finalists will be informed by Thursday 18th May 2017. The exhibition will take place in The Cube on Thursday 25th May, 6pm-7pm, when the overall winner will be announced.

10.     One entrant shall win a trophy and the title of: The Cube Photographer of the Year 2017.  The prize is non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives.

11.     The winners may be required to take part in publicity.