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Sophie Riley wins inaugural Inter-House Photography Competition for Luscombe

19th March 2015


The impressive display of student photographs that greets visitors to S block was formally judged yesterday by journalist and film/media specialist Rachel Palmer.  Sophie Riley of Year 11 and Luscombe house was chosen as the overall winner with her entry ‘Kitten Cup’, pictured right, and also took the prize for the Nature category.  The winners of other specific categories were, from top left below and clockwise, Cullan Smith of Powderham in the Landscape section;  Sophie Mangold (Ugbrooke) in the Structures and Objects section; Matti Adams (Ugbrooke) in Portraits. Mrs Turner (Luscombe) was the winner of the staff prize. 

Commenting on the success of competition, organiser Mr Mark Acher (Head 6th Form) said, ‘The students were very enthusiastic about this contest. We had a wide cross-section of students entering the competition, and the mixture of winners was very diverse - some are students relatively new to Trinity and it has been wonderful to uncover their talents.'

‘We were very fortunate to have such an accomplished professional as Rachel to judge the different categories. Rachel is an outstanding international development photographer ( ) who has done an incredible amount of work for major charities such as Save the Children and Sight Savers, as well as international business organisations.  She was really impressed with the work that the students had produced on their own and she found it hard to decide on the winners, with 2 students contending for the best in most categories. All students, winners or otherwise, appreciated her feedback and will have learned a lot from her comments. We are also delighted that Rachel has offered to come back in and help with future Photography or Art related-projects.’