The winners of the 2015 ifs University College ‘Climate Change Photo Competition’ have been announced, with a stunning image of a seabird in Whitstable claiming first prize.
The competition was open to ifs University College staff, students and academic community, with entrants encouraged to send in photos of environmentally-endangered places that they would like to preserve.
Winning the top prize of a £50 Amazon voucher was Ian Simpson, with his photo of a lonely seabird on the Whitstable coast (above), with the judges commenting on its beautiful composition and that it “captures the theme and is an excellent shot with great lighting.”
There were also three runners-up, each winning a £10 Amazon voucher. Martin Salmon’s photo of Mullion Cove in Cornwall was praised for its “fantastic panorama” (top), while 3rd year student Ahmet Mustafa’s shot of Greenwich Park which “portrays an important message about natural resources.” Finally, 3rd year student Rahul Jatania’s submission from Tanzania captured a “visually striking scene, which can be related to the theme of preservation.”
Commenting on the competition, Sam Godden, Sustainability Leader at ifs University College said:
“We have been supporting Climate Week for four years now and It is the first initiative we have organised that engaged students, staff and our Academic Community, it was great to unite them together for this they are clearly passionate about protecting special places.”
The competition was judged by a panel of ifs University College staff and students, including David Baimov (student representative), Wendy Chowne (senior lecturer) and staff Peter Mcardle, Daniella Peluso-White and Claire Paule-Warren.
To find out more about ifs University College’s sustainability curriculum review please visit: http://www.ifslearning.ac.uk/about-ifs-university-college/sustainability.aspx