Congratulations to all who entered the 2017 Golden Goat (Y7) and Silver Sheep (Y8) photography competition. The standard of images was incredibly high and all the judges were very impressed. Next year’s competition will no doubt raise the standard even higher!
Year 8 – The Silver Sheep
Best photo of an object from a story: Naomi Drury 8 Ward (runner up Patryk Smus 8 Alban)
Best Photo of a character in a book: Lucy Bishop 8 Ward (runner up Bella Thomas 8 Alban)
Most original and creative: Sebastian Bond 8 Ward (runner up Brandon Kavanagh 8 Clare)
Best re-creation of a scene from a book: Jack McMillan 8 Clare (runner up Ben Pearson 8 More)
Overall Winner: Zoe Sotto 8 Frances
My photo is inspired by the story of Snow White by the Grimm brothers. I included the iconic and infamous poison apple which causes Snow White to fall into a deep sleep after she takes a bite and I added some black to the apple to make it appear as poisoned. I wanted it to by the main focal point of the image so the only the apple itself is in focus. Snow White is shown lying on the grass to represent when she ate the apple and collapsed. I dulled the colour to show a more dismal and melancholy atmosphere, as if colour was her life.
Year 7 – The Golden Goat
Best photo of an object from a story: Becky Raymond 7 More (runner up Alexandra Woolnough 7 Ward)
Best Photo of a character in a book: Emily Glynn 7 Campion, Holly Lynott 7 Francess, Jessica Blake 7 Frances
Most original and creative: Grace Barham 7 Bede (runner up Emily Wilcher 7 Campion)
Best re-creation of a scene from a book: Alex Girdvainis Brown 7 Clare (runner up Alessandro Accogli 7 Theresa)
Overall Winner: Mia McPhillips 7 Ward
My photograph was inspired by Anne Frank’s time spent locked away in a top floor dark and damp secret annex owned by Otto Frank’s Company. In 1942, the electricity had to be turned off on the whole of Amsterdam during the night to prevent enemy aircraft bombing the houses. This meant that every evening Anne would write her daily diary extracts by candlelight. I have demonstrated this in my photograph by setting the candle alight and aimlessly placing matchsticks around the candle.
The photograph that I have taken also shows my Great Grandad’s original identity card which had been passed on through many generations. The identity card was required in order to collect daily food rations. The card was to be kept on you at all times throughout the war, although Anne was never permitted to leave the premises due to her Jewish faith.