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Wolverhampton Young Photographer of the Year 2020

Wolverhampton Photographic Society have recently announced the winners of the Wolverhampton Young Photographer 2020 Competition. This new virtual exhibition showcases and celebrates all winning entries and finalists in the competition’s three senior categories: ‘Creative’, ‘My Lockdown’ and ‘Patterns’, and two junior categories: ‘Creative’ and ‘Landscape and Nature’.

This year, competition winners were revealed in a special online awards ceremony. Congratulations go to Rhianna Jones, who won the title of Senior Wolverhampton Young Photographer 2020, and to Mya Ghera, who was awarded the title of Junior Wolverhampton Young Photographer 2020. Other winners included Isaac Philips, who received the Senior Creative prize, and Ahmed Imran, who took first place in the Junior Landscape and Nature prize. Wolverhampton Grammar School were winners of the School and College Trophy.

The 2020 competition was judged by: Tim Thursfield (Group Chief Photographer, Midland News Association), Carol Thompson (Senior Curator, Wolverhampton Arts and Culture) and Bob Moore Hon.FRPS, Hon.PAGB, MPAGB, FIPF, FBIPP (International photographer and judge for some 50 years).

Speaking of the excellent standard that has defined this year’s competition, Carol Bailey, Chair of Wolverhampton Photographic Society, said:

‘Despite the obvious restrictions that Covid has meant for students and teachers, we still had almost 120 entries. There has been an incredible level of high-quality images from the young people of Wolverhampton, and all those who entered should be very proud of themselves.’

Reflecting on the success of this year’s competition, Rob Cowell, who will take over from Carol Bailey as Chair in May, commented:

‘Once again, we have seen an excellent standard of photographs and the perspective of young people is inspiring. Photography is in safe hands with the young people of Wolverhampton.’

Wolverhampton Photography Society meet on Tuesday evenings. You can contact them at [email protected] for more information.

Senior Creative

Senior My Lockdown

Senior Patterns

Junior Creatives

Junior Landscape Nature