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Blowing My Own Trumpet

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Geren, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I don't normally like to make a big noise and shout about myself but I think I might make an exception on this occasion because it means such a lot to me - I'm delighted to say that last night I found out I was the First Prize winner of the Jill Todd Photographic Award 2017. This is a competition open to recent graduates from photography courses in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland. It is especially important to me because so many other competitions seem to assume that the natural result of graduation is a move to London and the fact that this award includes not just a cash prize but also an exhibition and exposure here in Scotland, plus 9 months of mentoring is a massive thing for a mature student who simply has too many ties and commitments to be able to run off to London to be a photographer. I am also especially pleased and humbled because I know that in the past several very good phtoographers who graduated from my course made it into the top three finalists but I'm the first one to actually win it. Communication Design is all too often seen as a poor relation to Fine Art photography, and within Com Des, photography is the most niche of the three specialisms, with most students opting to study graphic design and illustration respectively. I know my former tutor will be feeling particularly happy this morning - but probably not as happy as I am!
     
  2. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Fantastic news Kath. Well done.
     
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  3. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Hearty congratulations!

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Woo-Hoo!
    We wrote things at the same time here.
    Very proud of you - and I wish you the very best for the future.

    Kate
     
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  5. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    Excellent stuff - very well done!

    Cheers, Jeff
     
  6. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Absolutely brilliant!

    S
     
  7. TheFatControlleR

    TheFatControlleR :Devil's Advocaat: Forum Admin

    Huzzah & hurrah! Congratulations! ;)
     
  8. lisadb

    lisadb Well-Known Member

    How fantastic, well done ! :Dl
     
  9. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Brilliant :)
     
  10. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    Bloody braggart. . . . .only kidding. . . . .very well done, now reward yourself with a large G & T.
     
  11. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    Hearty Congratulations
     
  12. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Well done!
     
  13. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    Well done indeed!

    Is there a link to the photos?
     
  14. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    Brilliant............... now to the future.................
     
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  15. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    If you google it you can find last year's photos - though not labelled as such.
     
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  16. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Great stuff Kath, well done!

    Adrian
     
  17. Gezza

    Gezza Well-Known Member

    You should be very proud of yourself, really well done.
     
  18. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    Well done....right on!

    Lynn
     
  19. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    I've extended my congrats in the other thread, but well done again anyway. Good work. :)
     
  20. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    Very well done indeed! If the competition includes NI do you know if the exhibition will come over here?
     

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