Eleven King’s Ely photography students had their images shortlisted in an international competition, with two going on to be crowned category winners.

Hundreds of photographers from across the globe entered this year’s ‘Beyond the Frame’ competition, which is organised annually by Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) and Canon.

The theme of this year’s contest, which is held to celebrate the creativity and skill of photography students aged 11-19, was ‘People, Places and Things’.

Emily Freeman won the ‘age 11-15 category’ and Finnian Stroud scooped a ‘judge’s choice’ prize.

Among the King’s Ely students whose work was shortlisted were Sophie Haydn-Slater, Sixuan Meng, Hetty Hoyles, Austin Talbot, Sam Clarke, Wilfred Waters, Thomas Peters, Edward Bailey, and Eliza O’Donnell.

Mr Antonio Longo, who has been head of photography at King’s Ely for nine years, said: “Beyond the Frame provides our students with a fantastic opportunity to compete against great schools and colleges worldwide.

“To have eleven students shortlisted this year is amazing and to have two students go on to win categories is a stunning achievement.

“My approach to teaching photography is to support young photographers with their technical and creative skills, and to encourage them to capture the world around them in a unique way, making the ordinary, extra ordinary.

“I am very proud of all the students and the whole department for its continued success.”

This year’s judging panel was made up of James Smith, who is photography course leader at NUA, as well as professional photographer Ian Hippolyte and leading photography retoucher Emily Salmon.

Prints of all the students’ images are now on display to members of the public in the ‘Beyond the Frame Exhibition’, which is running at NUA’s East Gallery in Norwich until Saturday April 27.

For more information, visit: norwichbeyondtheframe.com

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