This year’s Ashford Photographic Society Inter-Schools Print Competition was held on the 27th January at the John Wallace Academy. The competition is open to all secondary schools in Ashford and the surrounding area, with the intention of the competition being to encourage photography as an art form and to harness the enthusiasm of both the art departments and pupils, so generating a healthy competitive element.
This year pupils from 6 schools took part submitting over 400 photographs, with the Towers School being the overall winners. There were awards for each of the top 3 images from each of the 6 categories in each of the 2 age groups, and 2 special awards, the Mayor’s Trophy and the Judge’s Special Commendation.
We would like to extend our thanks to APS member Mike Routley LRPS (www.sugarloaf-studios.photography) for judging the competition, the John Wallace Academy for hosting this year’s event and Givaudan UK Ltd, a local fragrance company, who has once again been our main sponsor for the event.
Our thanks also go to Jane Heyburn and Neil Vincer (representing Givaudan), and APS members Sue Chapman, Gordon Chapman, Marjorie Burge, Neville Marsh, Mick Gilburt, Avril Christensen, Chris Shore and Philip Hinton for assisting in the setting up and running of the competition.
Final thank you to all the pupils and schools who took part and made it such a successful and enjoyable evening.
|U16||Artistic Interpretation||1st||Jasmine Pope||Mechanical Decomposition||Towers|
|Bill Wearing Cup||2nd||Jade Boyce||Head In The Clouds||Towers|
|3rd||Rebecca Carnaughton||Age At Your Fingertips||Towers|
|Landscape||1st||Sam Houghton||Rooftops Of Paris||JWA|
|2nd||Harry Bradshaw||Top Storey||Towers|
|3rd||Lisa Burden||Port Lympne||JWA|
|Natural History||1st||Jasmine Pope||Stare Of The Tiger||Towers|
|2nd||Georgia Jones||Autumn Shades||Towers|
|3rd||Sam Houghton||Spread Your Wings||JWA|
|Photo Journalism||1st||Finn Callow||Homeless But Not Hopeless||NKS|
|3rd||Emma Shaw||New York, New York||Towers|
|Pictorial||1st||Jasmine Pope||Who's Chair Is This ?||Towers|
|Kingsford Cup||2nd||Sam Houghton||50 Shades Of Orange||JWA|
|3rd||Taylor Brown||Drink Up||Towers|
|2nd||Lauren Turner||Expectant Thoughts||Towers|
|16 and Over||Artistic Interpretation||1st||Priyash Gurung||Teenage Torment||Homewood|
|3rd||Ellie Brewster||Fox Got The Rabbit||Highworth|
|Landscape||1st||Wesley Hovelmeier||Sunset Wave||Ashford|
|3rd||Yousuf Khalil||Winter Time||Highworth|
|Natural History||1st||Eleanor Triance||Monster Below The Waterline||Ashford|
|2nd||Emily Boon||On Safari||Homewood|
|Photo Journalism||1st||Millie Higginson||The Borg||Highworth|
|KM Group Cup||2nd||Joshua Fell||Royal Contrasts||Ashford|
|Pictorial||1st||Sophie Chittenden||Spring Still Life||JWA|
|2nd||Eleanor Triance||Sailing Into The Unknown Voyage||Ashford|
|Portraiture||1st||Patrick Tate||Happy Days||Homewood|
|2nd||Hettie Davey||The Elements||Highworth|
|3rd||Iona Easton||Thinking Outside The Doorframe||NKS|
|Mayor's Trophy||Abegael Tomlin||Close To Nature||Homewood|
|for her body of work||Driftwood|
|Judges Special Commendation||Henry Haines||Bon Appetite||Highworth|
|Winning School||1st||29 Points||Towers|