STUNNING images win Environmental Sciences photography competition

`Reflections of Neves-Stausse'

The School of Environmental Sciences has announced the winners of its annual student photography competition which is now in its ninth year.

The competition, which is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the School of Environmental Sciences, attracted a stunning array of entries across three categories: Culture, Fieldwork and Landscape.

Overall winner
Isabel Ashman, a 2nd year PhD student in the Deformation and Microstructures Research Group, scooped top prize of £100 for her photo in the landscape category of Neves-Stausee, a reservoir in the Mühlwaldertal in South Tyrol, Italy.

The judges said: “We thought this was a breath-taking landscape; it was bright and clear with depth, and a wonderful reflection in the reservoir.”

Fieldwork category winner
James Ross, a 3rd year Ocean Sciences BSc student, won the fieldwork category for his photo (below)`Off to Sea’ which was taken on the RV Canalus as they headed out to sample the Sound of Mull as part of the 2019 Ocean Sciences Sea Practical.

The judges said: “This image made us smile; it was students having fun on their field class.”

Culture category winner
Vlad Ionete, a 1st year PhD student in Data Analytics and Society Research Group, was the winner of the culture category for his photo (below) entitled `The Emotional City’.

This photo was taken during the 2019 Champions League trophy winners Liverpool FC victory parade in Liverpool city centre on June 2nd.

The judges said: “We felt this image captured the atmosphere and excitement of the City’s football culture. Fans took every vantage point to get a glimpse of their team. “

Dr Charlotte Jeffery, Lecturer and Programme Director for Geology, Environmental Sciences, who chaired the judging panel, said: “We hold a photography competition in the School of Environmental Sciences every year, and every year we are amazed by the quality and creativity of the entries. My thanks go to all of the students who submitted their images and made judging this competition such a difficult and enjoyable task.”

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