Shortlisted for the Guardian Student Media Awards 2012
Entering photography competitions is something which is essential to do these days. Not for money or prizes, but for recognition and to establish ones self within this field. I have lost count of how many I have entered only to to receive the ‘unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion’ emails.
Earlier this week I was notified by the Guardian newspaper that I had been shortlisted along with just 4 other students for the ‘Student Photographer of the Year’ Award. It came as a real surprise as you can imagine.
Since leaving university I have continued to develop my project in Ukraine looking more at documenting social issues. I hope that being shortlisted for a competition such as this manages to highlight the ongoing problems there.
Next step is to attend the award ceremony at the Guardian Offices, London in November. Fingers crossed…