Fujifilm unveils Student Awards 2013 winner

Nick LinnettFujifilm Professional has announced the winner of its 2013 Student Awards. The winner is Nick Linnett of Leicester College who wins the coveted title of 'Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year 2013' plus a fantastic prize package courtesy of sponsors Metroprint, the online arm of Metro, the long-standing London pro-lab.

Nick will be presented with £200 worth of Fujifilm films, a trophy, plus a professional quality portfolio by Metroprint (www.metro-print.co.uk) and a one-to-one printing/consultancy session with one of their top printers.

Nick's image, a double-exposure shot of traffic lights against a bright building, impressed judges with its technical ability and striking colours. Explaining the inspiration behind his image, Nick said: "It’s a building many consider to be an eyesore, however I wanted to show it in a different way so decided to take some multiple exposures using my trusty Canon. I took this shot using double exposure in camera; I wanted to get the traffic light changing colour as well, and the result was better than I had hoped with the pastel colours of the building coming through really well and the whole effect being totally different to normal digital shots of this location. The only change I made was a slight crop."

He continued: "I chose Fujifilm Superia 200 as I wanted something flexible for the variety of different shots I was planning and I found Superia 200 gives great results in just about every situation."

Fujifilm unveils Student Awards 2013 winnerThe theme for this year's Award was 'The Colour Of....' with students being briefed to capture an image that illustrates how colour lights up their world. The awards were open to all students in the UK, not just those undertaking courses involving photography.

All images were taken on Fujifilm Professional film and submitted via www.fujifilmstudentawards.co.uk and from these initial entries five monthly winners were chosen by Fujifilm and Metroprint, each winning ten rolls of Fujifilm film.

Director Steve Macleod of Metroprint said of the image: “This image struck me the moment I saw it even as a small jpeg attachment. The graphic nature and saturated colour instantly grab the viewer. On closer inspection the three-dimensional complexities of the image come to the fore. Nick has produced a strong image, one which more than fulfils the brief, it defines it!”

Norwich University of the Arts was the source of the most entries in the Awards with 184 submissions. The Department will be presented with a certificate and £200 worth of Fujifilm Professional film.

Gabriel Da Costa from Fujifilm Professional commented on the Awards: "Through the awards being open to all students this year, we were able to attract a variety of talent. Judging was a difficult task due to the quality of entries, but Nick’s image fits the brief perfectly and I am sure we will be hearing a lot more from him in the future.”

2013 marks the 28th anniversary of the competition, making it the longest running and most prestigious student photography awards in the UK. To see the winning image, plus all the monthly winners, go to www.fujifilmstudentawards.co.uk