Jasmine Nicholls A Northbrook College student has won second place in a national photography competition that recognizes the outstanding creative talents of students across the country.


Jasmine Nicholls, who recently graduated with a BA (Hons) in Creative Media Practice (Photography) and is now studying towards her PGCE in Art & Design, was one of three students to be shortlisted for the final of the AoC Student Photographer of the Year 2015. The finalists were chosen based on the level of creativity and the ability to demonstrate this year's theme of ‘What Matters Most’.


The competition was judged by Michael Pritchard, Director General of the Royal Photographic Society who commented on Jasmine’s photograph saying: “The photographer has clearly thought about what she wishes to show and has come up with an interesting idea that is well executed.”


Jasmine sad, “I was stunned when I received the phone call to say I had been shortlisted for Student Photographer of the Year. I knew my tutor, the Principal and the college would be thrilled with the news. I couldn't have done it without my Course Leader, Kirste McCool.


“I entered this image as everything we do comes back to the fact we are alive and healthy on this planet. To be healthy and thankful, we first have to take care of what is keeping us alive in the first place.”


Martin Doel, Chief Executive of AoC, said: “This year’s entries were of a very high standard with a great sense of creativity and imagination. Jasmine’s image is well composed and captures what matters most to the subjects in the photo.”