Latest News

Fujifilm UK Student Awards

 


Winner - Fujifilm UK Student Awards 2016

Fujifilm

The winner is Gemma Astbury, of Norwich University of the Arts, she wins the title of 'Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year 2016' .

The winning image ‘Happisburgh Fences’ was shot on Fujichrome Vevia 100 transparency film and cross processed, creating “a dreamlike haze with the rocks standing like a wall between the audience and the sea”, according to Gemma.

Gemma not only gains the title but also an array of fantastic prizes, courtesy of sponsors Metro Imaging and Fujifilm UK.

Gemma will be presented with £200 worth of Fujifilm film, a professional quality portfolio by Metroprint (www.metro-print.co.uk) and a one-to-one printing/consultancy session with one of their top printers. She will also receive a special bundle of Instax goodies.



The 'Curator's Choice' Winner - Feb 2016

Fujifilm Gemma Astbury is the February Winner.

 Gemma's photo was taken on a day trip to Happisburgh Beach, Norfolk, with a close friend. She said, “We’d both been very stressed with university pressures, now that we’re coming to the end of our final term and the end of our Degrees. This day was an escape, a moment of calm, to let go of those pressures and to find ourselves again.

She continued, “By passing these rocks, we met warm, golden sand and soft surf - I suppose it reminds me to keep pushing myself, to reach that sand and surf.”




The monthly award is deemed the ‘Curators Choice’ by all the judges. Each monthly prize winner will be presented with a 12” x 16” professionally produced print of their winning image, by Metroprint, and 10 rolls of Fujifilm film.


Creative Director for Metroprint, Steve Macleod made this comment: “At first glance the image feels ephemeral, disposable and transient. However, when studying it in more detail it evokes feelings of past times, memories and loss. It's hard to judge images such as these, as they can so be viewed as fleeting glances that can be discarded so easily. At the same time, they can recall deep abstract feelings which can impact and remain in the memory.”


Fujifilm Announces the 'Curator's Choice' Winner - Jan 2016

Fujifilm Charlie Beerling has been named Fujifilm’s January winner.

 Charlies' image shows bumper cars at Download Festival. He said: “The image was taken at Download Festival, it was my second time attending. The crowd at 'Download' can only be described as a community and I was trying to capture that sense of strangers coming together for a collective experience.

He continued: “The immediacy of the red and orange lights shining from the cars and reflecting off the floor helped me to capture a moment in time that really represents the fun and at ease atmosphere of this festival.”



The monthly award is deemed the ‘Curators Choice’ by all the judges. Each monthly prize winner will be presented with a 12” x 16” professionally produced print of their winning image, by Metroprint, and 10 rolls of Fujifilm film.


Creative Director for Metroprint, Steve Macleod made this comment: “This image evokes the memory of being at such a place, it doesn’t give too much away, with hidden depth and secret spaces. The use of colour is contradictory – garish bouncing neon, conflicting with subtle deep blue shadow, it shows that the use of photography doesn’t have to provide a literal representation to convey a message.”

Ends.


Fujifilm Launches the 2016 Student Awards – ‘Shoot from the Hip’ - 05 October 2015

Fujifilm The Fujifilm Student Awards 2016 are now open for entries. The brief is ‘Shoot from the Hip’, which means students will need to show skill, knowledge and any influences, such as candid photography.

The Awards will once again be a collaboration between Fujifilm Professional, Metroprint (the online arm of Metro Imaging), ChooseFilm (the online community dedicated to film photography) and Fujifilm instax. Submissions are invited from all UK students, not just those undertaking courses involving photography. All images must be taken on Fujifilm film and submitted via Fujifilm Student Awards.
Entry is free and students can enter as many photographs as they wish.




The overall winner will be named the 'Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year 2016'. The winner will also be presented with £200 worth of film from Fujifilm, a professionally-produced folio of prints, a one-to-one printing/consultancy session with one of Metroprint's top printers, and a selection of instax goodies including, an instax printer.



Each month there will be a 'Curator's Choice' which will see a student's image selected and featured on the Awards’ website and social media channels. The monthly winner will be presented with a free 12" x 16" professionally produced print of their winning image by Metroprint, and 10 rolls of Fujifilm film.



The college or university that submits the most entries will win £500 worth of film from Fujifilm.
The closing date for the competition is 31st March 2016. For further details and examples of previous winners, go to www.fujifilmstudentawards.co.uk or to follow the Awards’ on Facebook or Twitter, simply search for 'Fujifilm Student Awards'.
 To find out more about Metroprint's services, visit MetroPrint

Ends.

 


West London Student hailed January’s Curators Choice Winner in Fujifilm Student Awards - 09 February 2015

Fujifilm University of West London student Lee De Redder has been named Fujifilm’s January winner in the 30th year of these prestigious awards.

Lee’s image, which shows a lone man, standing, looking inwards at a dilapidated building and a lifeless tree, impressed judges with its kaleidoscopic inspiration and layering of images which seem to draw the viewer in deeper. Lee said: “I feel that all of the above combine to achieve the narrative of ‘reflections’ and makes us consider the layers of the world around us.”

He continued: “I chose to shoot my image using Fujifilm Provia 100F due to its colour consistency, it is like no other positive film and it has a very fine image detail.”

The monthly award is deemed the ‘Curators Choice’ by all the judges. Each monthly prize winner will be presented with a 12” x 16” professionally produced print of their winning image by Metroprint, a book of their choice from Focal Press as well as receiving 10 rolls of Fujifilm film.

Creative Director for Metroprint Steve Macleod made this comment: “The image displays a strong design aesthetic, it has depth and a thoughtful approach to layering and the use of reflection.”

To read the full story newsfeeduk.

Ends.

 


Michael Platt is the monthly Instax winner - 18 February 2015

Fujifilm Michael Platt has been named Fujifilm’s February winner for Instax in the 30th year of these prestigious awards.

Michael’s image, which shows Hull’s Maritime Museum, double exposure, impressed judges with its use of double exposure and using the white sky as its negative due to the overcast day. Michael said: “I think it is hard to achieve reflections with the Instax, however, I believe my double exposure and use of the white fit the brief perfectly.”

He continued: “I chose to shoot my image using the Fujifilm Instax Mini90 because it has advanced features such as double exposures and offers enhanced capability to capture light.”

The monthly award is deemed the ‘Curators Choice’ by all the judges. Each monthly prize winner will be presented with 5 packs of Fujifilm Instax film and an Instax Photo Book.

Product Manager for Fujifilm Instax, Gabriel Da Costa, made this comment: “The image shows creativity, the use of the overcast day and using the white as a negative shows a lot of thought. Using the Fujifilm Instax Mini90 emphasises perfectly the enhanced features of this camera and what can be achieved.”

To read the full story newsfeeduk.

Ends.

 


Hayleigh O’Brien is the monthly film winner - 18 February 2015

Fujifilm Hayleigh O’Brien has been named Fujifilm’s February winner for film.

Hayleigh’s image shows a reflection of Coventry Cathedral within her iPod. Hayleigh said: “I thought the theme was interesting as it made me think of something that reflects but wasn’t as obvious as water. I think my reflection through the iPod is different and fits the brief.”

She continued: “I chose to shoot my image using the Fujifilm Provia100F( RDP III) because it is a slide film. This meant that when I put it through a C41 process it would result in a crossed processed film and wonderful colours. I feel shocked but privileged to win this award.”

The monthly award is deemed the ‘Curators Choice’ by all the judges. Each monthly prize winner will be presented with a 12” x 16” professionally produced print of their winning image by Metroprint, a book of their choice from Focal Press as well as receiving 10 rolls of Fujifilm film.

Creative Director for Metroprint Steve Macleod made this comment: “The disconnect between the reality and our perception of space, it makes us think about what we are viewing and what we are seeing. The image has a strong composition and three dimensional quality to it.”

To read the full story newsfeeduk.

Ends.

 

 


Jordan Gray is the March film winner

Fujifilm Jordan Gray from Henley College, Coventry has been named Fujifilm’s March winner for film.

Jordan’s image shows a large pond with the reflection of a thatched hut in the water. Jordan said: “To get effect I simply rotated the original image to make it seem like the hut and surroundings were above the water.”

He continued: “I managed to keep the boundaries of the pond in the frame. A photo of a Mosque reflected in a puddle by Bruno Kolovrat initially inspired my image. I chose Neopan100Acros as I wanted to shoot the image in black and white to get the abstract texture. I also stretched the film to an ISO of 400.”

The monthly award is deemed the ‘Curators Choice’ by all the judges. Each monthly prize winner will be presented with a 12” x 16” professionally produced print of their winning image by Metroprint, a book of their choice from Focal Press as well as receiving 10 rolls of Fujifilm film.

Creative Director for Metroprint, Steve Macleod, made this comment: “ This has a strong composition that works on several levels. The image is simple and well constructed, the eye is led around allowing me to move in and out of the image and plays with the abstract elements of the picture.”

To read the full story newsfeeduk.

Ends.

 

 


Fujifilm declares Student Awards 2015 Winner

Fujifilm Lee Dee Redder, of the University of West London, wins the title of 'Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year 2015'

Lee’s image - which shows a lone standing man, looking inwards at a dilapidated building and a lifeless tree - impressed judges because it works on so many levels and, at first viewing, appears abstract. Lee said, "I got my inspiration for this style by thinking of a kaleidoscope and layering the images on top and around each other, this draws the audience in further."

He continued, "I chose Fujifilm Provia 100F due to its colour consistency; it is like no other positive film with its fine detail and colour. I think it creates a positive aesthetic."

Lee will be presented with £200 worth of Fujifilm film, a professional quality portfolio by Metroprint (www.metro-print.co.uk) and a one-to-one printing/consultancy session with one of their top printers. In addition, he will be given £100 worth of quality books from Focal press (http://www.focalpress.com).

Director Steve Macleod of Metroprint said, “This image works on so many levels, which is why it is our chosen overall winner. It appears abstract with strong design elements on first viewing. When you dissect the image and take a closer look, it is actually made up of several layers consisting of buildings and portrait. All elements come together and when stitched create an imaginative and engaging image.”

To read the full story newsfeeduk.

Ends.

 

Student Awards - Previous Winners

Previous Winner 2015

2015

Previous Winner 2015

2014

Previous Winner 2013

2013

Previous Winner 2012

2012

Previous Winner 2011

2011

Previous Winner 2010

2010

Previous Winner 2009

2009

Previous Winner 2008

2008