Overall winners prove to be SNAP happy

SNAP Photographic Competition year 12 overall winner Samantha Milne, of Newstead College, with her body of work.   Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

SNAP Photographic Competition year 12 overall winner Samantha Milne, of Newstead College, with her body of work. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

MORE than 200 students armed themselves with a camera and an idea for this year's SNAP Photographic Competition.

The brainchild of Launceston Church Grammar School head of visual art Paul Snell sends students from grade 9 upwards on a photographic scavenger hunt.

Mr Snell said the open-ended competition drew a variety of entries with many different interpretations of the 20 words provided.

He said SNAP was open to students with anything from a mobile phone camera to a DSLR.

``The competition evolved out of projects I gave my own students and it developed into something bigger,'' Mr Snell said at last night's awards ceremony.

``It's gained a bit of a following from some schools. It provides a fairly contained structure for students.''

Mr Snell said the annual competition continued to grow.

``Last year we had 150 people - in the first year we had 50 people and we thought that was great,'' he said.

Mr Snell thanked Booth Trust, Southern Cross and Bok Print for their support.

WINNERS

Year 9/10

First: Isabelle Reardon, of St Mary's College. Second: Jonathon Rose, of the Launceston Christian School.

Year 11/12

First: Samantha Milne, of Newstead College. Second: Thomas Snook, of Launceston Church Grammar School.

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