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

30 March 2016

Leeds College of Art student, Olivia Whitfield, has won first prize in the annual UK HARMAN Technology photography competition, which attracted record-breaking entries.

For the third year running one of our Extended Diploma students has taken the winning title of ‘ILFORD PHOTO Student Photographer of the Year 2015’ in the national photography darkroom competition by HARMAN Technology. 

Olivia Whitfield won with her print entitled ‘Amelie’s love’ which she shot on ILFORD HP5+ film. Sian Lewis and Emma Lyman also studying the Extended Diploma course were awarded with runner up prizes.

The students responded to the theme 'Saturday Night at the Movies' where they had to recreate movie scenes using black and white film, process the film by hand and produce high quality prints in the darkroom.

Olivia Whitfield - 1st Prize with 'Amelies Love' (certificate + £100 + framed photo)Harman photo winners 2016 

Sian Lewis - Runner up with 'Mia's Overdose' (certificate + £75)

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Emma Lyman - Runner up with 'The Joker' (certificate + £75)

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Other Extended Diploma students that made it to the final judging round: Caitlin McDermott, Daniel Stevenson, Elizabeth Durkin and Olivia Whitfield with another photo from her Amelie series. 

All photos that made it to the final judging stage (darkroom and digital) are on Harman's Flickr: