WE, PRIOR One Shot Award 2024

We recently ran a Student Photography competition here at Prior Pursglove, which was open to all students from every subject.

The theme of the competition was based around ‘Identity’, with students being able to submit images of themselves or their friends, family, favourite places or favourite things to do.

Collectively the images will make an exhibition called ‘We Prior’, celebrating the diverse and varied identities that make up our student cohort.

Our overall winner for this year, winning a cash prize, was Antoni Szatkowski with his shot of Saltburn Pier.

Antoni’s image was a fantastic composition, which he describes as one of the earliest shots he ever captured but which remains one of his best. It clearly evidences his technical skill with an ability to be in the right place, at the right time.

Every one of the judges was overwhelmed with the standard of the entries received and commented that it was very difficult to select a winner.  Our thanks go to all who entered and took part.

Paul Sudlow, Deputy Faculty Manager and Photography Teacher said “It was a genuine pleasure to see such a high standard of image making, creativity and variety in response to the brief, from every area of the student cohort, not just the photography/art department”.

Highly commended entries and a special mention must go to the following students who all made the final shortlist and whose pictures you can see below:

Lydia Walker, Adam Derry, Nate Joy, Jazmin Ashley, Ellie Parker, Holly Griffin, and, Sebastian Hewison

Other notable entries making up this fantastic array of imagery includes:

We will soon be exhibiting a large selection of the entries around the college campus, please look out for them, they are stunning to look at!!

Well done again to every student who entered and thank you to all the staff who took time to judge.