The winners of the Olmec Student Digital Photographer of the Year were
presented with their awards at a prestigious ceremony at
ICIs headquarters in London, along with winners of the
national Independent on Sunday Reader Awards.
Launched in 2002 by ICI Imagedata to promote the creative use of
digital photography and showcase the work of up-and-coming talent, the
Student Awards are open to students studying photography as part of a
college or university course.
Over the years, the competition has produced a wealth of exciting,
creative images and this year was no exception with a
record number of colleges taking part and an excellent standard of
entries across the three competition categories: PEOPLE, PLACES
& STILL LIFE.
The overall winner of the 2005/6 Olmec Student Digital Photographer
Competition was Katinka Goldberg, a second year student of photography
at Edinburgh College of Art, with her black and white portrait
Katinka used a Nikon D70 Camera to capture her image. Her ambition is
to become a documentary photographer after completing her studies.
The Judges were impressed with the atmosphere, style and emotion
generated by the image.
PEOPLE Nadia by Katinka Goldberg,
Edinburgh College of Art
PLACES Solitude by Cameron McMurdo,
Reid Kerr College, Paisley
STILL LIFE AWAC Detail by Michael
Reeves, Stevenson College, Edinburgh.
Over 3,000 in Cash plus photographic accessories
All Category Winners were awarded with 250 cash plus a
selection of Olmec professional photo papers.
The overall winner was presented with an additional 2,000
The winning college was presented with a selection of Olmec photo
In conjunction with the Independent on Sunday Review, ICI Imagedata
launched a national competition this year open to all
readers, with the same entry categories as the Student
Unlike the Student Awards, which focus on the work of student
photographers, anyone was welcome to take part whether
professional, keen amateur or complete beginner.
The overall winner of the Independent on Sunday Reader Awards was
Graham Stouph from Newcastle with his image Car Park,
Graham is a lecturer at Newcastle College.
The Judges were impressed with the technical skill, movement and
composition of his image.
PEOPLE Soho Pride by Craig Howe from
PLACES Car Park, Newcastle by Graham
Stouph from Sunderland.
STILL LIFE Floating Oranges by Nicola
Fearnley from Lancaster.
Digital camera, accessories & photographic media
All Category Winners were presented with a Digital Camera Kit and Olmec
The overall winner was presented with a Canon EOS Camera, camera bag,
printer and Olmec photo papers.