The theme for the 2012 competition was simply ‘Being a Student’, encouraging entrants to capture the many facets of being a college student. The competition received over 700 entries.
Winner - Ashley Robins, Worcester College
Comments from judge: We like the use of light, the strong contrast and the way that the image is framed. We like the composition of the image and the way the image has been captured through the books to give the subject context.
Second Place - David Posiewka, Loreto College
Comments from judge: We liked the use of colour, the strong contrast and the way the image has been framed. We liked the use of space and the way the photographer has lead your eye into the photograph through the use of the stair railings and vignettes.
Third Place - Nicola Moyse, Sandwell College
Comments from judge: We liked the simplicity of this image. The way the books were laid out on the bed to frame the image, the way the image was cropped, by cropping out the head you have concentrated on the subject matter not the person.