18 Dec 2014
Winners of Loughborough University photography competition announced
Stunning landscapes, ancient monuments and museum exhibitions all featured in the entries to the Loughborough University photography competition.
Open to pupils aged from 11-14 at secondary schools across the East Midlands, the competition was launched in October by the University’s School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences as part of Earth Sciences Week.
Entrants were asked to submit one image on the theme of ‘Geo-Heritage’. The photographs could capture anything that highlighted areas of geological significance, from a beautiful landscape to engineered sites.
More than 50 entries were received and the judges – the University’s Professor Joanna Bullard from the Geography Department and Photographer Phil Wilson – had a tough job selecting their top three.
In third place was Annabel Dale from Leysland High School, Leicester, with her fantastic image of the Memorial Stand in Saint Andrews Church, Countesthorpe. In second place was Tom Harrington from St Crispins School, Leicester, with his stunning vista of Millstone Edge in the Peak District. The overall winner was Ellie Kitsi from Derby High School, Littleover, with her breath-taking view over Edinburgh.
Ellie has won a digital camera, with each of the runners up receiving Amazon vouchers. All entrants have been awarded a certificate for taking part.