The STAND Student Festival is run by students, for students, to raise awareness about the burning issues shaping the world around us. Previously known as the 8x8 Festival, we have been bringing award-winning photography and film to campuses across Ireland every autumn. This year’s festival will include a student art and photography competition to highlight the impact of climate change around the world.

STAND Art & Photography competition

Art has the potential to enlighten, educate and inspire people to bring about social change. This year’s STAND Art & Photography Competition is calling on students across Ireland to participate in creating a powerful outdoor exhibition to raise awareness of the impact of climate change and to inspire students to take action.


Check out our previous photography exhibitions developed by students! Every year our outdoor exhibition travels to campuses around Ireland highlighting global justice issues. This year, it could be your art on show! Click here to find out more.

2015 Exhibition

2016 Exhibition

2017 Exhibition

2018 Exhibition

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Join the team!

By joining the STAND Student Festival team you’ll meet new people, develop personal and professional skills, and find out more about important issues that shape the world we live in. We recruit teams of student coordinators to help design and coordinate the festival on campuses across Ireland.
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