This year the ESRC celebrates five decades of supporting world-class social science research. Over the last 50 years our research has helped change the world, providing deep insights into key social and economic questions.

Social science research plays a vital role in our society. From big ideas to the most detailed observations, social science affects us all every day - at work, in school or college, within our communities, when exploring our identities and expressing our beliefs.

This year we’re challenging you to take a picture that shows how you see society. How do you feel you fit in; what affects your daily life; what do you think of your ethnicity, religion, background or simply where you live?

The Focus on Society competition is an opportunity to be creative by using photography to explore the relevance of social science to your life. Your photo should fall into one of the five categories. In addition to your image we’d also like you to supply an imaginative title and explain the social science behind it in a supporting statement of up to 100 words.

Closing date for entries is 23.00 on 11 December 2015.