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Posted on: 06/06/2016

Winners of the St Charles Photography Competition

Last term, St Charles students were invited to take part in a photography competition run by the LS Student Voice & Activity Group. An excellent range of entries were received for this competition on a theme of Diversity in London. The organisers stated about their choice of theme: “We live in one of the most diverse cities in the world and we wanted students to capture images that reflected London's diversity."

The competition was well received with over 30 entries and St Charles students did not disappoint. The standard of entries was high and there were some very original and creative snaps submitted. Images were inspired by scenes from right on our own doorstep in St Charles College & Square, to further afield in London. Photos depicting diversity through a celebration of people, cultures, buildings, places and the environment were showcased in the College's atrium for everyone to view. All entries were anonymous and winners were chosen for originality and visual impact by our panel of judges which included the College Principal, Elaine Taylor; Head of Art, Melanie Rye and students Michael Appiah-Charway and Mikayla Moxam. 

The winners were:

First Prize: Zainub Jode

Second Prize: Amelia Munir

Third Prize: Dean Dos Omardin

Special Commendation: Janiel Cunanan 

Zainub and Amelia are studying BTEC Diploma in Art and Design and AS Photography.  Zainub said  “I never expected to win; I just wanted to get involved”. Amelia stated that she enjoys being creative and Dean who is pursuing an AS programme of study said "I was surprised at how interested and competitive I was and I was pleased to win a prize for my London sea of people.''  Janiel, who studies L3 Bus subjects was delighted to have received a commendation for his photo of London at night.

Amelia, who helped organise the competition with Ghazal, Michael, Zeba and friends said; "We would like to thank everyone who entered the competition. We feel it was more than a photography competition as it was St Charles community working together to celebrate its diversity and inclusiveness within inner city London.” Our judges commented: “They are all good; I’m finding it hard to decide”- Elaine Taylor and “There are some really good entries; it is nice to see such a range” - Melanie Rye.