Lincoln Minster School pupil Bella Wong (Y13) has been shortlisted for the Youth Award at the Sony World Photography Awards 2017, one of the biggest photography competitions in the world.
Bella’s work is amongst ten shortlisted entries from a total of 11,500 submissions with the winner of the award to be announced in April.
As part of the competition, Bella will have her work exhibited at Somerset House in London, have the potential of being involved in international exhibitions, inclusion in the annual Sony Photography Awards book and the opportunity to work with Sony on a variety of projects.
Upon discovering her work had been shortlisted, Bella said: “I was extremely shocked and excited to hear that I had been shortlisted, especially when I realised how many other people had entered and the small number of people who had actually been selected. The pieces of work that I entered are linked to the idea of collecting and preserving fairies, merging reality with a fantastical element. This has been a really positive boost to my confidence and I hope to develop my photographic skills further.”
Alex Everitt, Photography teacher at Lincoln Minster School said: “When I heard that Bella had been shortlisted I was extremely proud of her. It is an amazing achievement, both for her and the school. I have been very impressed by the quality of the work being produced by our Photography students and it is a fitting reward for Bella that her work has been recognised at an international competition.