2008 saw the first LabourStart Labour Photo of the Year Contest.
This was a judged and voted competition.
First, photos entered in the contest were posted on Flickr. A panel of three distinguished trade union photographers then whittled it down from 101 entries to 5 finalists.
The winners were then selected by a vote open to anyone on the LabourStart mailing list. Almost 3,000 LabourStart readers from around the world voted on the site and judged the photo “Trade Unions are Fun!” taken by Robert Day from the UK the winner
All the finalists photos plus a selection of entries are being exhibited on union island, you can view even more entries at the Flickr competition website http://www.flickr.com/groups/labourphotos/