Unusual Angles Inspire Young Photographers
Monday, 11 May 2015
The winners of the Junior Girls’ annual Photography Competition have now been announced! Young photographers at Hesketh House were given the theme of ‘Unusual Angles’ for this year’s competition. Despite this more challenging theme, the number of entries increased once again and the girls came up with some really interesting compositions that showed the enjoyment and thought that had gone into creating them. Some amusing titles added a further dimension to the competition!
The Photography Competition was judged by professional photographer and Old Boy Mark Power, assisted by Headmistress Mrs Brierley. The two of them had plenty of excellent options to choose from, but eventually could only pick one girl from each year group and one overall winner, which was no easy feat! Mark said, “The quality of the photography was very good, given that the theme was quite broad compared to last year.”
The Year 3 winner was Gabriella De Koussa with her photograph ‘Old Oak’. The pattern-like close-up ‘A Leaf in Tenerife’ won Helena Ormerod the Year 4 prize. Rosie Crowther’s untitled photo of a paper light-shade won the Year 5 category, while Marihah Jiva’s ‘Thirsty’ won in Year 6. Though all very different, these four very different photographs were worthy winners in each age group.
Mark announced the winners during morning assembly, and told the girls what he and Mrs Brierley liked about each one. He also said, “The quality of the photography was very good, given that the theme was quite broad compared to last year.”
Finally the time came to announce the overall winner: Rosie Crowther. Mark said that he and Mrs Brierley liked that the photogram made them ask questions of each other as they tried to work out what it was. It really embraced the ‘Unusual Angles’ theme, as the light-shade could have been many things. It reminded Mark of The Wave, a sandstone rock formation in Arizona, and Mrs Brierley of sand dunes. Rosie’s image really captured the imagination and turned an ordinary, everyday object into something really exciting and interesting.
All four winners will receive copies of their photograph printed on an A4 canvas as their prize, while all of the entries will be displayed in the Junior Girls’ reception area for the whole school to enjoy. The competition was run by the Junior Girls’ Parents’ Association, who also sponsored the prizes.