Winner announced for West Dunbartonshire photography competition
A promising student who specialises in photographing music bands has won the first ever West Dunbartonshire Council and Clydebank College photography competition.
Lauren Millar, 21-years-old from Bonhill, came top of the public
poll for her image of the River Leven at low tide in Dumbarton and
wins a camera equipment voucher from the Council and sponsors
Calumet worth £100.
The 'Picture This' competition had asked students at Clydebank
College to capture images of local area at its best, and Lauren
will now have her photo used prominently by the Council to showcase
the area as a great place to 'Live, Work and Visit'.
In total more than 270 people from across West Dunbartonshire
voted for their favourite images from a stunning shortlist of ten,
and each image was viewed more than 700 times on the Council's
online Flickr site. All the shortlisted images are currently on
display in the exhibition room of Clydebank College for the next
month and will also be showcased to the public later this year in
the renovated Clydebank Town Hall.
Lauren, a film student at the College, said: "I am really happy
to have won this competition. It has been good fun to go through
the process of seeing your image shortlisted and then to know that
so many people have been viewing them online and in the newspapers.
I love photography and this gives me the confidence to keep working
on my skills and try new things."
Patrick McGlinchey, Convener of Educational Services at
the Council, said: "Congratulations to Lauren on her successful
entry. It is certainly an iconic shot of Dumbarton.
"This is the first year the Council has run the
competition and I'm delighted by how it has gone. It clearly
captured the imagination of hundreds of students and residents and
has also given the Council some fantastic images to use in its
future publications and website. We are committed to education and
lifelong learning and I believe this competition supports those
Bob McEwan, Curriculum Leader for Art, Design &
Photography, said: "Well done to Lauren on winning the public vote
for her image. This has been a very worthwhile competition and
Lauren and her fellow students have captured some very interesting
images. We look forward now to 2013."
The images can still be viewed at http://bit.ly/K5reLI.
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18 July 2012