Leicester College scoops double-win in Fujifilm Student Awards monthly competition
Leicester College student Tyrone Williams has been named Fujifilm's March 'Curators Choice' winner as part of a new monthly competition introduced into the Fujifilm Student Awards for 2013.
Tyrone's win makes it a double-victory for Leicester College after their student Nick Linnett was crowned a 'Curators Choice winner' in back in February.
Tyrone's image impressed judges with its use of colour and interesting subject matter. Explaining the inspiration behind his image, Tyrone said: "This shot was taken in a Medina in Tunisia whilst observing the locals doing their day's work. I saw this man stop half way on his ladder to look at some of the tourists walking through, falling in place into a pallet of colours. Not knowing that he was perfectly composed for a picture, I quickly grabbed my camera and took one snap before he carried on with his work. I shot this picture on a Superia 200 Fujifilm which was perfect for that hot day."
Organisers have added to the prizes given away this year by introducing a monthly award to the image deemed 'Curators Choice' by the judges. Each monthly prize winner will feature in a winner's London exhibition to be held this summer. They will also be presented with a 12" x 16" professionally produced print of their winning image by Metroprint as well as receiving 10 rolls of Fujifilm film.
Creative Director for Metroprint Steve Macleod made this comment: "Often images like this are highly saturated with contrast and strong shadows; however this subtle use of colour against the white backdrop creates a sensitive approach to this subject. Its lack of dmax and saturation creates a dream-like atmosphere."
This year's Award is run in conjunction with ChooseFilm.com, the online community dedicated to film photography and Metroprint, the online arm of Metro Imaging, the respected London pro lab.
Students now have until the 29th April to enter their submissions before final judging.
The awards are now open to all students in the UK, not just those undertaking courses involving photography. This decision was taken following several requests from students who are keen photographers but not actually studying photography.
The theme for this year's Award is 'The Colour Of....' with students being briefed to capture an image that illustrates how colour lights up their world. All images must be taken on Fujifilm film and submitted via www.fujifilmstudentawards.co.uk - entry is free and students can enter as many photographs as they wish.
In addition to being named Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year 2013, the overall winning image will feature in an exhibition to be held in London this summer, as well receiving a professionally produced folio of prints and a one-to-one printing/consultancy session with one of Metroprint's top printers and also £200 worth of film from Fujifilm. The college or university that submits the most entries will win £200 worth of Fujifilm Professional film.
2013 marks the 28th anniversary of the competition, making it the longest running and most prestigious student photography awards in the UK. The closing date for the competition is the 29th April 2013.
For further details and examples of previous winners, go to www.fujifilmstudentawards.co.uk or to follow the Awards on Facebook or Twitter simply search for 'Fujifilm Student Awards'. To find out more about Metroprint's services, visit www.metro-print.co.uk
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