Leeds College of Art student scoops first prize in UK photography competition

06 March 2015

A Leeds College of Art student has won first prize in the annual UK Student Photography Competition 2014 ‘Motion’, which attracted record-breaking entries.

Elliott Jagger, who is studying the Extended Diploma at Leeds College of Art, won first prize in the ‘ILFORD PHOTO Student Photographer of the Year 2014 – DARKROOM’ category for his print entitled “Light in the dark”.

Ilford winner content'Light in the dark' - Elliott Jagger

The photography contest, which is run by Ilford Photo and Harman technology Ltdsought images on the theme ‘Motion’ and pulled in more than 1,000 entries. Entrants were required to capture images shot on Ilford or Kentmere black & white film and printed on traditional photographic paper.

Sixty three images were selected for the final judging round; four of these selected images were from Leeds College of Art students. The four shortlisted students were Asmaa Elgammal, Nick Colbeck, Wilf Dessent and of course the winner Elliott Jagger. Due to the record entry for 2014 it took the judges two sittings and lengthy deliberations before the winners were finally chosen.

Ilford runners up 2'Day Ride' - Wilf Dessent

Ilford runner up 3'Midnight motion' - Nick Colbeck

Ilford runner up 4'Energeyic' - Asmaa Elgamaal

All sixty three entries that made it through to the final judging stages can be viewed on Harman’s Flickr page