A photography competition which encourages students to showcase their talent and passion for the arts has been launched in Salford.

EIZO, a manufacturer of monitor solutions, wants to find the nation’s next top student photographer. The nationwide competition is currently in its third year. Organisers are eager to preview the work of university students in Salford.

Hayley Osbourne, marketing manager for EIZO said: “There is a wealth of photography talent across the UK so our awards are designed to unlock that skill, flair and imagination.

“By working closely with universities, we want to champion the creative photographers of the future and give students the best possible platform to showcase their work”.

This year there will be a total of three winners who will be in the chance of winning an EIZO ColorEdge computer monitor and an exclusive placement with a word-renowned photographer.

Former award winner of 2017-18, Annabel Lake said: “The award allowed me to work on a live brief and direct my own project, something that will be crucial in my development as a professional.

“My entry commemorate one year of the passing of my grandad, who would have been married to my grandma for 60 years now, so creating something to celebrate their love was really special for me”.

EIZO 2017 winner - Annabel Lake
EIZO 2017 winner – Annabel Lake’s photography

Annabel, who is now 22 and continuing her passion for photography, went on: “I would encourage people who are entering the competition this year to focus on a narrative and the story they are trying to tell.

“Sometimes keeping it simple is the best way to let your passion come through”.

The judges for this year’s awards include; Nick Ballon, a London based documentary and portrait photographer, Catherine Hyland, a landscape photographer and Benedict Re.

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