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Junior School Newsletters

Wildlife Photograph Competition Wildlife Photograph Competition

Wildlife Photograph Competition

This is the third year of the Sidcot Wildlife Photograph Competition and the pictures submitted by our students have been astounding. There were lots of entries from students across the School, with photographs of animals, plants, the natural environment; some pictures taken in our local area and others taken in exotic locations abroad. I am amazed by the huge talent evident from our students and their photographic ability.

The entries were judged by Christina White, our photography teacher currently standing in for Ross Wallis. Christina assessed the quality of the image, the composition and technical skills in all the photographs. We have two winners: Albie Noya (J4) and Maya Sekkou (Year 11 Pathway). Christina said that the composition of Maya’s photograph was excellent, with “the turtle turning and looking back at the photographer and the way in which the photograph didn’t centre on the animal, but had it moving towards the centre of the image, giving it a very artistic feel.” Albie’s photograph of a frog was “pin-sharp, with excellent use of macrophotography.”

If you want to see more pictures, you could go to the M-Shed in Bristol, where an exhibition of the world’s best wildlife photographs has just opened. I think Albie’s and Maya’s pictures would compete very well with these! Thank you to all who submitted photographs for the competition.


Simon Allen
Head of Sixth Form and Teacher of Biology

Independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 - 18 in Somerset