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APS Inter-Schools Print Competition

This year’s Ashford Photographic Society Inter-Schools Print Competition was held on the 27th January at the John Wallace Academy. The competition is open to all secondary schools in Ashford and the surrounding area, with the intention of the competition being to encourage photography as an art form and to harness the enthusiasm of both the art departments and pupils, so generating a healthy competitive element.

This year pupils from 6 schools took part submitting over 400 photographs, with the Towers School being the overall winners. There were awards for each of the top 3 images from each of the 6 categories in each of the 2 age groups, and 2 special awards, the Mayor’s Trophy and the Judge’s Special Commendation.

We would like to extend our thanks to APS member Mike Routley LRPS ( for judging the competition, the John Wallace Academy for hosting this year’s event and Givaudan UK Ltd, a local fragrance company, who has once again been our main sponsor for the event.

Our thanks also go to Jane Heyburn and Neil Vincer (representing Givaudan), and APS members Sue Chapman, Gordon Chapman, Marjorie Burge, Neville Marsh, Mick Gilburt, Avril Christensen, Chris Shore and Philip Hinton for assisting in the setting up and running of the competition.

Final thank you to all the pupils and schools who took part and made it such a successful and enjoyable evening.


Age Group Category Place Entrant Title School
U16 Artistic Interpretation 1st Jasmine Pope Mechanical Decomposition Towers
  Bill Wearing Cup 2nd Jade Boyce Head In The Clouds Towers
    3rd Rebecca Carnaughton Age At Your Fingertips Towers
  Landscape 1st Sam Houghton Rooftops Of Paris JWA
    2nd Harry Bradshaw Top Storey Towers
    3rd Lisa Burden Port Lympne JWA
  Natural History 1st Jasmine Pope Stare Of The Tiger Towers
    2nd Georgia Jones Autumn Shades Towers
    3rd Sam Houghton Spread Your Wings JWA
  Photo Journalism 1st Finn Callow Homeless But Not Hopeless NKS
    2nd Taylor Brown Connecting Towers
    3rd Emma Shaw New York, New York Towers
  Pictorial 1st Jasmine Pope Who's Chair Is This ? Towers
  Kingsford Cup 2nd Sam Houghton 50 Shades Of Orange JWA
    3rd Taylor Brown Drink Up Towers
  Portraiture 1st Georgia Jones Resting Towers
    2nd Lauren Turner Expectant Thoughts Towers
    3rd Emma Shaw Retro Towers
16 and Over Artistic Interpretation 1st Priyash Gurung Teenage Torment Homewood
    2nd Olivia Cook Henry Highworth
    3rd Ellie Brewster Fox Got The Rabbit Highworth
  Landscape 1st Wesley Hovelmeier Sunset Wave Ashford
    2nd Will Shannon Tranquility Towers
    3rd Yousuf Khalil Winter Time Highworth
  Natural History 1st Eleanor Triance Monster Below The Waterline Ashford
    2nd Emily Boon On Safari Homewood
    3rd Charlotte Ramsey Hippos Ashford
  Photo Journalism 1st Millie Higginson The Borg Highworth
  KM Group Cup 2nd Joshua Fell Royal Contrasts Ashford
    3rd Abby Watson Scarf Highworth
  Pictorial 1st Sophie Chittenden Spring Still Life JWA
    2nd Eleanor Triance Sailing Into The Unknown Voyage Ashford
    3rd Will Shannon Slink Towers
  Portraiture 1st Patrick Tate Happy Days Homewood
    2nd Hettie Davey The Elements Highworth
    3rd Iona Easton Thinking Outside The Doorframe NKS
  Mayor's Trophy   Abegael Tomlin Close To Nature Homewood
      for her body of work Driftwood  
        Rye Harbour  
  Judges Special Commendation   Henry Haines Bon Appetite Highworth
  Winning School 1st 29 Points   Towers
    2nd 11 Points   Ashford
    3rd= 10 Points   Highworth
          John Wallis
    5th 8 Points   Homewood
    6th 4 Points   NKS

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