Ms A. Barnard, Subject Leader: Art, writes:
As Welwyn Garden City celebrates its 100th birthday in 2020, Stanborough School got involved in the first event of the Centenary Celebrations. Back in the Spring term of 2017, we launched a photography competition set by the WGC Photographic Club and the Welwyn Garden City Centenary to encourage students to take a photograph of our local community and surroundings. Pupils from 24 local schools all embraced this year’s theme of ‘street’ photography to capture society, displaying un-manipulated scenes with unusual subjects.
With over 200 entries from Stanborough School alone and those of 8000 other students that occupy the local schools in Welwyn, our students successfully won three awards!
Abbey Turner and Allyna Farrell both received a ‘Highly Commended’ award for their stunning photographs, with Freya Carnell taking 2nd place overall in the KS3, 4 & 5 categories. The prize winners, who were judged by the WGC photographic club, received their award at a presentation ceremony held on Thursday 7th September 2017 at Campus West. Pupils and their parents were invited along to a wonderful presentation where they were able to see a mounted print of their photograph on display. Students received their award, presented by the Mayor, Clllr Lynne Sparks, and had their photograph pictured for the local paper.
We are immensely proud of our students’ success and look forward to encouraging more pupils to explore their artistic talent through photography as we lead up to the 2020 Welwyn Garden City birthday celebrations.
Our prize winners from this year had their photograph displayed at the Atrium of the Howard Centre on Saturday 9th September where they formed part of the WGC Photographic Club’s annual exhibition.
Please follow this link to see the wonderful winning entries and judges’ comments!
We want to thank all students that got involved and uploaded their photograph to support this competition and congratulate our three budding photographers who won, we are immensely proud!