No Limits - National Photo Competition Aims To Inspire People Living With Disabilities

Charity and Law Firm Join Forces To Show That There Should Be No Limits To Aspirations For Disabled People


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A national photo competition has been launched to raise awareness of how disabled people can achieve their goals by sharing inspiring stories of personal achievement.

National law firm Irwin Mitchell and charity Meningitis Now have joined forces to launch No Limits, an online photography competition which aims to bring together a wide range of people to engage in representing their vision of No Limits in an educational, creative and community spirited way.

Entries are being invited which show how disabled people can overcome the challenges in their lives to achieve their full potential and promote independent living. Each image will be judged on its individual merit rather than the standard of photography technique as the competition is open to people of all abilities. 

There are three categories, with two age groups in each for over and under 18s:

• Ambition – images should capture the moment of someone who is working hard to achieve their ambitions and realise their full potential no matter how large or small the task.
• Independence – these photos should showcase something which promotes independent living and inclusion within the local community and the positive impact this has on the disabled person and their family.
• People – this category is looking for photos which show the qualities, personalities and characteristics that make people distinctive and unique, not only their impairment or condition.

iPads will be awarded to the winners from each category while the overall winner will also receive £200 of Amazon vouchers and a 12-month subscription to Photography Monthly.

Law firm Irwin Mitchell helps many victims of injury and illness to get their lives back on track with specialist help, support and rehabilitation. 

Alison Eddy, a Partner in the personal injury team at Irwin Mitchell, said:

Expert Opinion
No limits is an attention grabbing image that is positive, empowering and demonstrates that every disabled person has the right to live their life and work towards their goals without limitations. Everyone faces challenges in their lives and this competition is about the personal perceptions of what no limits means to each individual.

“Many disabled people are able to overcome the odds and reach remarkable milestones in their lives and No Limits is about sharing their stories to inspire others to believe that they too can achieve their goals.”
Alison Eddy, Partner

Meningitis Now exists to save lives and rebuild futures by funding research, raising awareness and providing support. 

Sue Davie, Chief Executive of Meningitis Now, said: “Every day we meet people whose lives have been affected by disabilities to varying degrees and we are determined to ensure that these people have the support they need to rebuild their lives.

“No Limits is about raising awareness of what can be achieved if we work together to help and assist disabled people and their friends and families to ensure everyone is able to reach their full potential.

“We are excited to be involved and look forward to seeing some inspirational images.”

The No Limits competition closes for entries at midnight on 20th November 2014 with winners announced on the Irwin Mitchell website in December 2014. To view the full terms and conditions, visit 

Regular competition updates can be found on Twitter @irwinmitchell #IMNoLimits.