HCA’s Young Photographer Competition 2020 – The Winners
Published on 21.09.20
This year’s winners! Thank you to everybody who entered HCA’s Young Photographer Competition for 2020. We received over 100 entries, making the judges decision extremely difficult! Judges were ask to consider the following when deciding on prize winners: Creativity of entry Technical skills Overall visual impact of image Congratulations to all prize winners: Category 1
This year’s winners!
Thank you to everybody who entered HCA’s Young Photographer Competition for 2020. We received over 100 entries, making the judges decision extremely difficult! Judges were ask to consider the following when deciding on prize winners:
- Creativity of entry
- Technical skills
- Overall visual impact of image
Congratulations to all prize winners:
Category 1 – (ages 16-19)
1st Prize: Ellie Darwen
Judges Comments: A very striking and slightly disturbing image with a powerful theme – It feels as though it could be about current times. The colour plays a strong part in this image too. Strong stuff – well done!
2nd Prize: Cerys Evans
Judges Comments: Technically a superb image with a strong composition. The judges were impressed with the quality of light, sharpness and mood. A great effort!mood. A great effort!
3rd Prize: Alexandra Pettitt
Judges Comments: The judges loved this image for its timeless qualities. It is poetic and subtle. There are two ways ahead – in life we have to make choices. A memorable image – well done!
Category 2 – (ages 12-15)
1st Prize: Ned Pullen
Judges Comments: A wonderfully atmospheric image. It’s not just the mist but also the position of all the people within the frame that caught our attentions. A haunting image fitting for our uncertain times. Well done!
2nd Prize: James Mates
Judges Comments: We loved this fabulous, highly unusual image. It’s an upside down world – very topical at present. Well done!
3rd Prize: Lucy Bull
Judges Comments: A lovely poetic and summery image, shot from an unusual angle. The image takes you there, and would make a fantastic book cover. The fact that the image is not all sharp helps to make it more like a memory or déjà-vu. Well done!
Category 3 – (ages 9-11)
1st Prize: Oliver Frank Pullen
Judges Comments: A beautiful and poetic image. We loved the colour and mood. Great winter image. Well done!
2nd Prize: Gabriella Lockyer
Judges Comments: A very well timed and quirky picture. It’s different and has real sense of energy, as well as an unusual composition. Well done!
3rd Prize: Oliver Seekings-Jenkinson
Judges Comments: We loved this wild, lively and colourful image. Well done!
A huge thank you, and well done to everyone who entered this years competition. There were so many fabulous entries and we have been blown away by the standard of work and level of creativity. The three judges commented on how difficult it was to pick the winning images and that it took great discussion to come to agreement. Well done to all who entered!