Hannah Tipping, a pupil at Little Lever School, was crowned winner for ‘Light Trail’, a stunning image of super heated wire wool spun around in the air. Hannah received a £50 prize, and her work was displayed at the College’s annual Creative Showcase, attended by the Mayor of Bolton.
Runners-up prizes went to Daniel Hurst, also from Little Lever School, and Callum Goldthorp, from Rivington & Blackrod High School. They wowed judges with their photos, ‘Rock Face’ and ‘Pool Table’, and each received a £25 voucher for their efforts.
The popularity of the College’s annual photography competition continues to grow, with more than 70 pupils and 250+ pictures submitted. Students were invited to submit up to three photos of their choice, inspired by a theme of their choice.
The team of judges was led by Ian Littlewood, Bolton College Schools Coordinator and himself a talented photographer.
Hannah and Daniel were both visited by Ian at school to receive their prize. Ian said: “As always, choosing a winner was incredibly difficult, but we were immediately struck by the power of Hannah’s image; not only did it display imagination, but technical competency too. This is one of my favourite events as it’s an opportunity to showcase the tremendous talent of young people within our schools and sixth forms. I’d like to thank all of the students who submitted photos, it was a privilege to look at all of the images.”
Hannah, 15, said: “I’m so glad that the judges liked my photo. I love photography so to win a prize for doing something I enjoy is amazing!”
Bolton College offers a variety of photography courses - please click here for young people's full-time study programmes and here for adult courses.