Easton and Otley College announce winners of photo competition
Easton & Otley College announced the winners of a photo competition this week. The College launched the competition in October 2015. Around 300 entries were submitted.
Entrants could choose from three categories and were asked to get creative when taking pictures of college buildings, student life or their study programme by 1 December 2015.
Judges – including principal – David Henley, the schools partnership manager, Andrew Farley and representatives from the marketing department - then had the tough decision of choosing a winner and two runners up.
The overall winner was William Smith from Wicklewood near Wymondham. The level three public services student, said, “I was working away on my course when suddenly the sun created a really nice reflection. I took the photo and kept it – then saw the competition and decided to enter. I do like taking photos although it’s just a hobby. I thought I had a small chance (of winning) but my mum was convinced and she was right. This will definitely inspire me to take more photos.”
Runner up was James Burman. The 16 year old farming student from Tostock in Suffolk, said, I’ve always been interested in photography. I took a few photos as part of the competition but the one of the building at night was my favourite. It feels good to be a runner up. If the college did another competition I would definitely get involved.”
Stuart Warren was also chosen as a runner up for his student experience shot of a lecturer in the engineering department.
Judge, Andrew Farley said of the winning entry – “I get a feeling of space, activity and adventure. I can also smell the forest. This for me is a clear winner.”
College spokesperson, John Nice, said, “We would like to thank all of our students for participating in this competition. We were delighted with the standard of the entries and thrilled that so many people got involved. This was the first time that we have put on a competition like this – but it won’t be the last.”
Will (the winner) received a GoPro. Runners up received a large mounted version of their photos and headphones.