HARMAN announce winner of the UK Student darkroom Competition 2015

25 February 2016

SIG: Analogue


After another year of record entries HARMAN technology Ltd announces the winners of their UK Student Competition 2015 “Saturday Night at the Movies”

At just short of 1000 entries, it took the judges several hours to decide which two images should be selected as the winner in their respective categories.

The standard was so high this year that the judges felt they couldn’t limit their choices to a single runner-up in each category and have instead awarded four runners-up prizes along with the winners in each field.

The title of ‘ILFORD PHOTO Student Photographer of the Year 2015 ‘ is awarded to Olivia Whitfield from Leeds College of Art for her print entitled ‘Amelie’s love’ which she shot on ILFORD HP5+ film.

Erin Quinn from West Herts Colllege, Edward Alabaster from Anglia Ruskin University, and Sian Lewis and Emma Lyman from Leeds College of Art have all been awarded runner-up prizes in the Darkroom category.

The Digital category winner was Mark Boulton from Leicester College, who takes the title of ‘HARMAN technology Student Photographer of the Year 2015 ’ with his winning print ‘Casino Royale’.

Runners up prizes were awarded to Ray Hobbs from Coleg Sir Gar, Hayley Allsop from Henley College Coventry, Dibs McCallum from Norwich University of the Arts and Kwame Jantuah from West Herts College.

A further five images in the Digital category, whilst not receiving a prize were highly commended by the judges. These were shot by Dylan Mukenge from Henley College Coventry, Dibs McCallum from Norwich University of the Arts, Maria Baskevits from North East College Scotland, Lauren Jeffrey from Cardinal Newman College Preston and Naresh Pall from Sandwell College.

As well as their titles the winners receive an award certificate, £100 to spend at harmanexpress.com and will have their winning images professionally mounted and framed by ILFORD LAB DIRECT. The runners-up also receive certificates and £75 to spend at harmanexpress.com.

Cardinal Newman College and Leeds College of Art took the college prizes of £125 each to spend on www.harmanepress.com for submitting the most eligible entries in the Digital and Darkroom categories respectively.

Peter Elton, Managing Director at HARMAN said, “The image composition and creativity on show in these entries was tremendously impressive.  Not only in the worthy winners, but in many, many others.  It's exciting to see that the current crop of budding photographers has the potential to reach the top.  I am also very pleased that they clearly continue to receive College and University tuition of the highest quality.”

All images that made it to the final judging stage can be seen on our Flickr feed here https://goo.gl/LEbgXC



1.Winner darkroom - Amelie’s Love – Olivia Whitfield – Leeds College of Art

Caption:         “Amelie’s Love”. Winning image from Olivia Whitfield at Leeds College of Art who takes the title ILFORD PHOTO Student Photographer of the Year 2015