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Leicester College learner wins coveted photography prize

Mark Boulton who is in year 2 of his Foundation Degree in photography with video at Leicester College won the ‘Digital Category’ as part of the HARMAN technology ltd Student Competition 2015, the theme for this year was “Saturday Night at the Movies”.

Winner-Digital-Vesper-in-the-shower-©Mark-Boulton-Leicester-CollegeHARMAN hold an annual photography competition that invites all budding photographers to submit their creative entries.

This year the competition saw just short of 1000 entries and took the judges several hours to decide which two images should be selected as the winner in their respective category.

Other winners include the ‘ILFORD PHOTO Student Photographer of the Year 2015 ‘ which has been awarded to Olivia Whitfield from Leeds College of Art for her print entitled ‘Amelie’s love’ which she shot on ILFORD HP5+ film.

Erin Quinn from West Herts Colllege, Edward Alabaster from Anglia Ruskin University, and Sian Lewis and Emma Lyman from Leeds College of Art awarded runner-up prizes in the Darkroom category.

As part of the Digital category Runners up prizes were awarded to Ray Hobbs from Coleg Sir Gar, Hayley Allsop from Henley College Coventry, Dibs McCallum from Norwich University of the Arts and Kwame Jantuah from West Herts College.

A further five images in the Digital category, whilst not receiving a prize were highly commended by the judges. These were shot by Dylan Mukenge from Henley College Coventry, Dibs McCallum from Norwich University of the Arts, Maria Baskevits from North East College Scotland, Lauren Jeffrey from Cardinal Newman College Preston and Naresh Pall from Sandwell College.

As well as their titles the winners receive an award certificate, £100 to spend at and will have their winning images professionally mounted and framed by ILFORD LAB DIRECT. The runners-up also receive certificates and £75 to spend at

Cardinal Newman College and Leeds College of Art took the college prizes of £125 each to spend on for submitting the most eligible entries in the Digital and Darkroom categories respectively.

Peter Elton, Managing Director at HARMAN said, “The image composition and creativity on show in these entries was tremendously impressive.  Not only in the worthy winners, but in many, many others.  It’s exciting to see that the current crop of budding photographers has the potential to reach the top.  I am also very pleased that they clearly continue to receive College and University tuition of the highest quality.”

All images that made it to the final judging stage can be seen on our Flickr feed here:


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