|Photo by Celia Maumene.
A student from Newcastle College is this year's Fujifilm Student Awards winner. Celia Maumene will be presented with £200 worth of Fujifilm films, a trophy, plus a professional quality portfolio by Genesis Imaging, together with a 20"x16" Clamshell Portfolio box. She will also be mentored by Genesis Imaging's creative director, Mark Foxwell, for the next twelve months and Celia will also receive a PR package from the promoter of the Awards, WPS Media.
The judging panel was made up of Ken Sethi, Genesis production director, Steve Butler, print manager from Genesis, Pete Brandon, director of WPS Media and leading wildlife photographer Roger Hooper.
Ken Sethi said: "Celia's image has the feel of an advertising shot and combines some ingenious elements. In reference to the brief 'Senses' the image cleverly links touch and sight whilst also referencing the impact of the loss of a sense, in this case blindness. The sheet of braille contains a line from The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel, 'Hello darkness my old friend' which shows a great attention to detail."
All images were taken on Fujifilm Professional film and submitted viat the award's website
. 19 Merit Winners were invited to submit a print for final judging. Each Merit Winner collects 10 rolls of Fujicolor Professional colour negative film. Norwich University College of the Arts was the source of the most entries in the Awards with 174 submissions. The University will be presented with a certificate and £200 worth of Fujifilm Professional film.
To see the winning image, plus all the Merits, visit Fujifilm Student Awards