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OPEN 20 Young photographer’s competition

OPEN 20 Young Photographers 14-18 - Brighton Photo Fringe

This year fifteen students from St Andrew’s High School entered the OPEN 20 Young photographer’s competition. This is a competition for the youth category, ages 14-18, of the highly acclaimed ‘Brighton Photo Fringe’ festival. The theme this year being ‘Take a photo/ Make a difference’.

We are pleased to announce that twelve of our students were selected and have become part of the twenty shortlisted winners that were selected by the team of judges, all of whom are professionals in the photographic industry. The students’ work is currently being exhibited along with the other winners on the ‘Photo Fringe 2020’ festival website, alongside the other festival exhibitions.  The students’ work is also on show at the pavilion atrium on Worthing pier, as part of the ‘Photo Fringe Outdoor Hub’.      

This is a huge achievement for all of our students who have been shortlisted, and it is a fabulous accolade to the school to have so many of its GCSE photography students work chosen. We are exceptionally proud of them. 

Mrs Woodward, Head of Creative and Expressive Arts Faculty and also a photography teacher at St Andrew’s said; ‘’I am immensely proud of all the students who took part. It is a great credit to them to have their images selected and displayed in public exhibition as part of this very prestigious competition.  Especially considering this was open to all schools and FE colleges in the local area and St Andrew’s students secured over half the places available! The themes of the students work are mature and considered in nature. They have reflected upon the current issues that our society is dealing with and produced a strong body of work for submission. We are all thrilled their hard work and talent has been recognised’’ 

There will be one overall winner who will be selected by 18th October. They will receive a portfolio review with a professional photographer and an interview about their work published on the website.

Photo Fringe's year-round programme fosters ambition, innovation and self-reliance in artists; nurtures confidence and creativity in participants; and inspires audiences with extraordinary images in unexpected places.

Since 2003, Photo Fringe has forged an international reputation for curating participation and developing pathways for people from all backgrounds to take part and enjoy photography.

Brighton Photo Fringe is renowned for promoting outstanding new talent, Photo Fringe connects this nascent talent to new audiences, working with artist-led initiatives and festivals around the country.

To see St Andrew’s work online along with the winners in other categories, please visit Photo Fringe 2020.