to find the best student digital photographers in the country, the competition
has proved a great success over the last two years, with many colleges and students
taking part and an excellent standard of work submitted.
The 2004 Competition will, once again, will be open to all students studying
photography as part of a full- or part-time course, with an emphasis on the
creative use of digital technology - whether camera or computer-based.
The theme of the competition is 'images for life', with five entry categories
this year - PEOPLE, PLACES, STILL LIFE, REPORTAGE and FASHION. There will also
be a Special Award for the most creative use of image manipulation.
Major Cash Prizes
Winner of the best overall image will receive a cash prize of £2,000,
with £250 awarded to the winners of each category and the special award,
along with a selection of Olmec products. The winning college or university
will also receive £500 worth of Olmec products.
The PEOPLE Catergory will be sponsored by Paterson Photographic, the specialist
supplier of photographic lights and tripods and major Olmec distributor.
Judging Panel for the 2004 Competition includes Ken Dowling, MD of ICI Imagedata,
award winning photographer Richard Mildenhall, Editors Simon Bainbridge of British
Journal of Photography, Roger Maile of Digital Photo Art, and Clare Masefield
of What Digital Camera. As last year, all shortlisted entrants and tutors will
be invited to a London Awards ceremony taking place in early December.
How to Enter
Students can enter through their college or university. Colleges can register
for entry by completing an entry form or direct via the ICI Imagedata website
Closing date for receipt of entries is 15th November 2004.
For more information about Student Digital Photographer of the Year,
Essex CO11 1NL
Tel: +44 (0)1206 392424, Fax: +44 (0)1206 716639