Plymouth photography students scoop top awards
PHOTOGRAPHY students are celebrating national success and numerous awards.
Students from Plymouth College of Art's photography degree programme have won several awards.
Rita Heard, programme leader on the BA (Hons) Photography course, said: "These accolades are recognition of the talent we have here at Plymouth College of Art and a testament to the strength of the course.
"We're very proud of all our students' achievements."
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Matthew Elliott, a second year Foundation Photography student, has won a national photography competition held by Telegraph Travel.
Matthew's winning entry for the Telegraph Travel's Big Picture competition was an image taken on Westminster Bridge just before the Olympics and the work formed part of a summer project.
"I had to portray what I thought it meant to be British in 2012," said Matthew.
"On a personal level I see us as being an eccentric bunch and I think this was highlighted in the opening ceremony of the Olympics with Danny Boyle's work."
Joanne Cookney, a student on Foundation Photography, was among the winners of the 2012 International Photography Awards (IPA).
And Foundation Photography student, Sarah Packer, was a semi-finalist for the 2012 Signature Art Prize award by DegreeArt.com.
Finally Hannah Dyson, 21, also studying Foundation Photography, won the Culture, Media and Sport category in the Portraits of Britain competition, and Andrew Ford, 32, who is currently studying Foundation Photography at Plymouth College of Art, was runner-up for 'Student Photographer of the Year' in the prestigious Guardian Student Media Awards 2012.
Andrew said: "The quality of the other shortlisted photographers was really high so it's a massive compliment to be recognised among them."
Following the announcement of the winners of the award, Andy was selected as runner-up and had the opportunity to undertake one week of work experience with the Guardian.