‘Interesting idea’ wins national student photographer award

Northbrook College student Jasmine Nicholls, from Bognor Regis, with her award

Northbrook College student Jasmine Nicholls, from Bognor Regis, with her award

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BOGNOR Regis student Jasmine Nicholls has won second place in a national photography competition that recognises outstanding creative talent.

Jasmine Nicholls, 21, recently graduated from Northbrook College in Worthing with a BA (Hons) in creative media practice (photography) and is now studying for a PGCE in art and design.

The second placed photo of a woman holding a plant while wearing a oxygen mask, modelled by Madeline Hetherington

The second placed photo of a woman holding a plant while wearing a oxygen mask, modelled by Madeline Hetherington

She was one of three students to be shortlisted for the final of the AoC Student Photographer of the Year 2015, based on the level of creativity and the ability to demonstrate this year’s theme of What Matters Most.

The competition was judged by Michael Pritchard, director general of the Royal Photographic Society, who commented on Jasmine’s photograph: “The photographer has clearly thought about what she wishes to show and has come up with an interesting idea that is well executed.”

Her award winning photo showed a woman holding a plant while wearing a oxygen mask.

Jasmine said she was stunned when she received the phone call to say she had been shortlisted.

“I knew my tutor, the principal and the college would be thrilled with the news. I couldn’t have done it without my course leader, Kirste McCool.

“I entered this image as everything we do comes back to the fact we are alive and healthy on this planet. To be healthy and thankful, we first have to take care of what is keeping us alive in the first place.”

The winner was Alice Armfield from Isle of Wight College, with Jasmine in second place and Jamie Brown from Peter Symonds College in Winchester third.

Martin Doel, chief executive of AoC, said: “This year’s entries were of a very high standard with a great sense of creativity and imagination. Jasmine’s image is well composed and captures what matters most to the subjects in the photo.”