Congratulations to all four category winners of our Childline 2009 Young Photographer of the Year competition. To judge the competition I joined Ian MacArthur, NSPCC’s Creative Director, and professional photographer Annabel Williams of Contemporary Photographic Training. After a lively discussion we agreed upon our winners as follows:
Under 8 – Autumn walk with me and Daddy by Sasha Gunning
9-12 years – Model Pony Procession by Zara Kesterton
13-15 years – A Time to reflect by Chris Wheeley
16-18 years – Great Wall Love by Sophie Matthews
The prizes for the two youngest category winners were family tickets to the premiere of the new Disney movie UP, which they enjoyed last Sunday. Zara is looking forward to her own private screening of the movie with 50 of her friends, and Sophie is delighted about her one-to-one masterclass with legendary photographer Charlie Waite of Light & Land.
All the shortlisted entries will be put together in a PhotoBox ChildLine 2009 Young Photographer of the Year photobook, which will be available to buy at www.photoboxgallery.com/nspcc-young-photographer from 30th October. A range of NSPCC greeting cards featuring the same images will also be available at PhotoBox from 30th October. Both will help generate money for the NSPCC’s ChildLine service with 10% of selling price from the photo book, and 5% of selling price from the greeting cards, going directly to its Child’s Voice Appeal.
Take a look at all the entries and the winning photos on the competition site before trying your luck with our latest competition to win a Disney/Pixar DVD boxset.