Report from the 2017 Inter-Schools Print Competition

An exciting evening for photographic students, when the Awards Ceremony for the 16th Ashford Photographic Society Inter-schools Print Competition was hosted by Norton Knatchbull School on Wednesday 31st January. Four local schools took part - Highworth Grammar School, Norton Knatchbull School, Ashford School and John Wallis Academy. All entries in the competition were on display in the main hall of the school. Our judge this year, Nicholas Hill ARPS, commenting on the winners said he was impressed by the diversity and quality of the images taken by the students and was delighted that the schools were encouraging photography and still teaching the secrets of the darkroom. Overall there were over 200 submissions covering six major areas of photography: Artistic Interpretation, Landscape, Natural History, Photojournalism, Pictorial and Portraiture, in age groups of 11 to 15, and 16 and over. Congratulations to all the young photographers. Their work was excellent.

We are extremely grateful for the sponsorship from Givaudan, global leaders in fine fragrances and consumer products, and their generosity makes it possible for all winning students to receive a trophy and a prize, this year presented by Jane Heyburn from Givaudan, with Highworth Grammar School being awarded the shield for winning school, received on their behalf by Jennie Morton.

Ashford Photographic Society would like to congratulate all the students for the very high standard of entries and to say thank-you to all the schools and teachers who encouraged their students to enter the competition. We really do enjoy holding this competition and would look forward to some of the young photographers and their teachers coming along to enjoy an evening at our club. Details of this competition and also everything you need to know about us can be found at Any school that hasn’t entered this year but would like to take part in 2018, please get in touch.

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Results and images

The Winners