HCA's Young Photographer - The Winners

We are so excited to share with you the fantastic winners & highly commended entries of this year’s competition, and remind you to come and see the dynamic exhibition which brings together the work of over 150 young photographers from across Herefordshire and country wide. With this year’s competition receiving an exceptionally high standard of work across all three categories the exhibition is showcasing 9 overall winners, highly commended images, special awards given to the best images of Herefordshire, and many more!

The judges -  see below from left to right - Chairman of the Hereford Round Table Andy Banks, Principal and Chief Executive of Hereford College of Arts Abigail Appleton, Hereford College of Arts Governor Oliver Tomlinson & Herefordshire Photographer Oliver Cameron Swan - had a difficult challenge on their hands; there were so many fantastic entries, all interpreting this year's theme "My Favourite Place".


All entries & winners are currently on show at the HCA's Young Photographer Exhibition, which is open from 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday until Friday 21st April 2017 at our Folly Lane Campus. Everyone is welcome, so come along and see what the next generation of talented photographers has to offer!

So here are the winners....

Category 16-19 years old

1st Prize: Molly Jones, age 17 from Llanfyllin High School

2nd Prize: Oliver Charles, age 16 from Pershore Sixth Form Centre

3rd Prize: Imogen Davis, age 16 from Bedstone College

Category 12-15 years old

1st Prize: Ned Usherwood, age 13 from The Steiner Academy Hereford 

2nd Prize: Alex Ingram, age 14 from Moreton Hall School 

3rd Prize: Charlotte Herdman, age 15 from Bedstone College 

Category 9-11 years old

1st Prize: Lucy Hall, age 11 from Weobley High School 

2nd Prize: Anna Preece, age 11 from Fairfield High School 

3rd Prize: Jody Heath, age 11 from The Bishop of Hereford Blue Coat School


To celebrate Hereford's bid to become UK City of Culture 2020 specail awards were also made to images of Herefordshire in each category... 

Category 16-19 years old 

Jay Williams, age 17 from Hereford College of Arts 

Nathan Hodges, age 15 from Lady Hawkins' School

Lucy Hall, age 11 from Weobley High School 


Finally, we would like to thank the Hereford Round table for their sponsership & support,  and a big thank you to everyone who has participated in the competition, we loved seeing all of your images!