News from Clarendon Sixth Form College

Photography students ‘snap’ competition prizes

Students at Clarendon Sixth Form College impress judges in small business photography competition.

Alex Doherty, Alex Dixon, Oliver Edwards and Shaz Mistry all took home the top prize in the competition hosted by About Tameside Magazine.

The competition, which coincided with the national ‘small business Saturday’ campaign, tasked students with photographing local small businesses and their owners in Ashton town centre.

Competition judges included Kevin Taylor, About Tameside magazine editor and chair of Ashton Town Team and Warren Brookes, graphic designer at Inflict Design.

The pair visited the college on Friday 3rd December to select the winning students, who each received two tickets for Cineworld cinemas.

Kevin Taylor, About Tameside magazine editor and chair of Ashton Town Team, said: “Working in partnership with Cineworld, we gave students the opportunity to come up with some wonderful entries featuring small businesses. It was a tough choice selecting the winners, but we were delighted at the creativity from the entrants. This has encouraged us to do further competitions with the students covering other aspects of Tameside during 2022.”

Alex Doherty, photography student at Clarendon Sixth Form College and prize winner, said: “I liked that the competition gave me an opportunity to go and explore and talk to the people who own small businesses in Ashton, as many people walk by them everyday and don’t even realise that they’re there. It really helped me feel more connected to our community.”

All the students’ images will now be featured in the January edition of About Tameside Magazine.

To find out more about photography courses at Clarendon Sixth Form College visit the college website or call 0161 908 6600.