Jack’s photo takes top prize

Jack’s photo takes top prize

L-R: Angela Joyce, Group Principal and CEO of Warwickshire College Group, Jack Bennett and Duncan Midwood, Managing Director of Cewe UK.

A student who has only recently taken up photography was the winner of the Best Photograph award at an exhibition at Royal Leamington Spa College.

The award was presented at the “Warwickshire” photographic exhibition launch, which showcased the work of Visual Communication and Photography students at the college.

Jack Bennett, 16 from Balsall Common, is a first year Visual Communication student and picked up the prize of Cewe vouchers for his photograph of a disused railway line near Kenilworth. He said, “I’ve only just started doing photography as part of my course – originally I was really interested in the graphic design element – so to win this is a big surprise. I took the photo on a walk with my dog so luckily she was well behaved!”

Runners up in the competition were Josh Lambell, also a Visual Communication student and Toby Lea, a part-time photography student.

The exhibition was sponsored by Cewe, the largest digital imaging company in Europe, who have a local plant in Warwick housing state-of-the-art equipment. Managing Director of Cewe UK, Duncan Midwood, presented Jack with his prize. He said, “Cewe are absolutely delighted to be sponsoring this exhibition. We’re passionate about photography so it’s great to see so much skill, talent and creativity here at the college.

“I was delighted to present Jack with his prize and I hope this will inspire him to carry on with his photography.”

Jane Murray, photography lecturer said, “We’re really proud of all the students who have been involved in staging the exhibition as it’s a significant professional challenge for them. Thanks must go to Duncan and Cewe for sponsoring the event and congratulations to Jack for winning the best photo competition.

“I hope as many local people as possible can visit the exhibition to see how talented our students are.”

The exhibition continues for the next few months, and can be seen by visitors to Royal Leamington Spa College during opening hours.

Royal Leamington Spa College offers a range of arts courses, including visual communication. For more information call 0300 456 0049 or go to www.warwickshire.ac.uk/courses.

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