Meet our latest Frame of Mind winners

Winners of our 2022/23 Frame of Mind short film competition were announced at an awards ceremony in March 2023.

A meaningful moment captured in time

Snapshots that share a message of positive wellbeing.

A meaningful moment captured in time

Over 130 students entered the Frame of Mind competition for 2022/23. The brief was to submit photographs that represent meaningful moments in the students’ lives and share a message of positive wellbeing.

The judging panel – including well-known photographers Ruth Medjber and Marc O’Sullivan – first selected a shortlist of 20 photographs. These shortlisted entries were then displayed in St Patrick’s University Hospital in Dublin, where service users, their visitors and staff were invited to vote for their favourite photo. Close to 230 ballots were cast in the voting period.

My Grandfather and I by Daniel O’Sullivan from Holy Rosary College, Mountbellew, County Galway was awarded first place.  Daneil said that “In this picture, I am talking to my grandfather. We do not converse regularly, but I find the times that we do are insightful, giving me a new perspective of the world and my place in it.”

The two runners-up included Promise of Renewal by Rachel Davis of Our Lady's School, Templeogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W and Rocking Out by Alix Brady of Collinstown Park Community College, Neilstown, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

See more from our 2023 awards ceremony at St Patrick's University Hospital.


An incredible 130 entries were received

An incredible 130 entries were received

Amanda McCardle, Project Manager with Walk in My Shoes noted "This is the first time we’ve run Frame of Mind as a photography competition, and we were blown away by the standard of all the entries we received. Thank you to everyone who took part or got involved with Frame of Mind this year. We’re looking forward to celebrating all the new conversations about mental health that this competition sparked at our awards ceremony.”

“Congratulations to Daniel, Rachel and Alix on taking the top prizes in our Frame of Mind competition. From connecting with family and spending time with friends to feeling inspired in nature, their photos really capture how many different meaningful moments we can find and take comfort in throughout our lives.”

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Find out more about our shortlisted short films and TikToks and hear more of what our judging panel had to say.

See more from Frame of Mind 2021/22 here 

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