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Talented photographers have scooped great prizes in the University of Stirling’s annual photography competition.

The contest – only in its second year – was open to existing students and alumni, as well as students from Forth Valley College.

View the winning entries on the competition microsite

The big winner was Stirling student Coraline. Her picture of a demonstration in Santiago in Chile won her a work experience slot at The Guardian in London and £1000 towards travel costs from banking giant Santander.

Professor Douglas Brodie, the head of the University’s School of Arts and Humanities, said: “This year’s competition saw an increased number of entries and some excellent submissions from students and alumni. I’d like to thank everyone who entered – and to congratulate the overall winners.”

Category winners and runners-up have now gone on show in the Macrobert arts complex on campus. The exhibition will run until mid-November. 

The winners, runners-up and their prizes are as follows:

  • PHOTOJOURNALISM – Winner: Coraline, Picture Title: Fighting for free education, Santiago, Chile (wins one week’s work experience at The Guardian, London, and £1000 travel grant donated by Santander). Runner-Up: Amanda Maria Dominguez Bermudez, Picture Title: Walk (wins University of Stirling goodie bag)

  • STUDENT LIFE ABROAD - Winner: Charles Sawyer, Picture Title: Fire Forged (wins £150 Barrhead Travel vouchers). Runner-Up: Coraline, Picture Title: Discovering the heart of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, La Paz (wins £50 cash, donated by Projects on Track)

  • ALUMNI - Winner: Andrew Jenkin, Picture Title: Bwanji (wins a small print by respected printmaker Willie Rodger, donated but the University Art Collection. The framing for the print has been donated by Roslyn Cottage Framing, Bridge of Allan). Runner-Up: Ang Swee Leng Lawrence, Picture Title: Rail Laundry (wins University of Stirling goodie bag).

  • TRANSITIONS - Winner: Gregor Hogg, Picture Title: From Land to Sea (wins £150 cash donated by The Birds & Bees Restaurant). Runner-Up: David Skillman, Picture Title: Willow Tree Seeding (wins £50 voucher, John Smiths)

  • STUDENT LIFE - Winner: Sabine Kurz, Picture Title: Wallace Monument from Dumyat (wins £150 high street vouchers donated by Sodexo). Runner-Up: Gregor Hogg, Picture Title: Student Pioneers (wins meal deal voucher for two at Nandos).


Photojournalism Winner Coraline Lawson and her picture

Fighting for free education, Santiago, Chile - by Coraline

The photo competition winners

The winners and runners-up with their images, on show at the University's Macrobert centre in Stirling.

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