College Life photo competition winners

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Photo- “So much reading”- Julie Freiburghaus, overall winner.

The Colleges and Community Life Team along with the Resident Life Assistants are delighted to announce the winners of the College Life Photo competition, that invited students to be inspired and get creative by taking part in a themed, photo a day-style competition, based on first experiences of University Life and being away from home, especially for the first time, for many.

The team was blown away by the wonderful snapshots of exploration, creativity and sense of community & hopefulness, in a time where we all need it the most, among these extraordinary times. In total, 100 photos were submitted and so it was a very tough decision to decide the overall winners.

However, in First place, many congratulations to Julie Freiburghaus (Park Wood College), a second year Erasmus student.

1st place photos and judge's comments

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They especially loved Julie’s photos in the categories of: Let’s be Social, So much Reading, and Your College.  Julie wins £80 cash prize and a chance to exhibit within the Colleges, come Spring Term 2021.

In Second place, came Jireh Mwebaze Akandwanaho (Keynes College), a second year Kent Law School student. Congratulations!

2nd place photos and judge's comments

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The judges particularly loved Jireh’s photos in the categories of: Monochrome, Makes You Smile, and The Changing Seasons.  Jireh wins £50 cash prize and a chance to exhibit within the Colleges, come Spring Term 2021.

And finally, in third place, well done to Reece Welsh (Park Wood College), a 1st year student studying English Language and Linguistics.

3rd place photos and judge's comments

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The judges were really drawn to Reece’s photos in the categories of: Mindful Moment, Take in the View and Favourite Building.

Reece wins £30 cash prize and also a chance to exhibit his photographs within the Colleges, come Spring 2021.

Huge congratulations to the three overall winners; it was a real pleasure and delight receiving them.

Finally, to every student who entered, we hope the competition helped familiarise yourselves with your new College environment, while getting to know your spaces, meeting new faces and having some fun along the way of course! The judges were so impressed by the standard that all photographs entered will be part of the exhibition in Spring term 2021, where College prizes will also be announced, so watch this space.

For more information about the friendly Colleges and Community Life Team, what we offer and how we support students living on and off-campus, please check out our College website and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and the College Facebook pages (Darwin College, Eliot College, Keynes College, Rutherford College, Turing College, Park Wood College, Woolf College and Medway College) where you can meet and get in touch with the Team.

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