The project is being run in conjunction with Talenthouse, a community of artists, and Pearson, a company that provides education and learning services.

Organisers say photographers will be offered a ‘cash bursary’ if their image is chosen for Pearson’s photo library, adding that their work will be credited and showcased.

They add: ‘Additionally, a select number of photographers will be offered career opportunities with the potential to continue to work on paid projects for upcoming Pearson projects.’

The submissions will be judged by Rankin, who said: ‘Working with Pearson and Talenthouse, we are aiming to create a collection of beautiful and evocative images that capture the power of learning in all its diverse forms.

‘We are inviting photographers from around the world to get out their cameras and submit candid and creative expressions of the learning journey.’

Rebecca Sinclair, global brand architect at Pearson, said: ‘When we think about education, the focus tends to be on the inputs or result and rarely on the learning journey itself.

‘We want to capture the magic of learning, inside and outside the classroom, through the power of photography.’

Talenthouse co-founder Maya Bogle said: ‘At Talenthouse our ambition is to create a supportive home for photographers from around the globe; one which empowers, rewards and makes connections to further their career.

‘This partnership with Pearson and Rankin opens the doors for photographers to have their work showcased, make money, and have their photography seen by one of the most important and influential living photographers around.’

The closing date is 18 August 2015. For details visit https://ow.ly/P1z3Q.