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Beyond the Frame 2020 winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Beyond the Frame photography competition.

This year’s competition attracted a record breaking number of entries from more than 600 budding photographers aged 11-18, with more than 1500 unique images submitted for the judges to consider on the theme ‘through my eyes’.


Congratulations to Emily Parsons, 15, from Kings Ely and Oleg Pantiukhov, 17, from CATS Cambridge who have won the Under-16 and Over-16 awards respectively. Well done!

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Judges’ Choice Awards

Lydia Goff, 17, from Kings Ely, chosen by Julia Belgutay, Acting FE Director at the Times Education Supplement (TES)

Hannah Hayward, 17, from East Norfolk Sixth Form Academy, chosen by James Smith, Photography Course Leader at Norwich University of the Arts.

Ashwini Somasundram, 15, from Cheltenham Ladies’ College, chosen by Fay Doyle, acclaimed travel and adventure photographer and blogger who has worked with some of the world’s best known brands.

Amber Gordon, 17, from Twyford CofE High School, chosen by celebrated fine art photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten, whose work features in collections at the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Musee de L’Elysee in Lausanne.

Paige Newell, 17, from Kings Ely, chosen by professional photographer Kane Layland, fashion and portrait photographer who graduated from NUA in 2018 and now works with brands including Vidal Sassoon, Armani Exchange, and Jimmy Choo. 

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Winners will receive prizes including cameras and photography courses thanks to competition sponsors Canon, Wex and the Times Education Supplement (TES).

All shortlisted work can be seen on the Beyond the Frame website, huge congratulations to all!

“Choosing the winning entries was extremely difficult in both age categories. In the under 16 category, Emily Parsons’ images show a beautiful play of light of shade. There’s a consistency across her work; the images remain playful despite what could have easily become and overpowering use of black and white. In the over 16 category, Oleg’s pictures stood out to the judges from the very start. The use of colour and tone with warm light separating the model from the colder background has produced a cinematic image.”

James Smith, Chair of Judging Panel

BA Photography at NUA