We have some very exciting news to report from our Photography Department!

A total of eleven King’s Ely Senior students had images shortlisted in this year’s ‘Beyond the Frame’ photography competition – two of whom have been announced as category winners this week.

Emily Freeman has won the ‘age 11-15 category’ and Finn Stroud has scooped a ‘judge’s choice’ prize, chosen by professional photography retoucher, Emily Salmon!

King’s Ely students shortlisted in this year’s competition were: Emily, Finn, Sophie Haydn-Slater, Sixuan Meng, Hetty Hoyles, Austin Talbot, Sam Clarke, Wilfred Waters, Thomas Peters, Edward Bailey and Eliza O’Donnell.

‘Beyond the Frame’ is an annual competition, organised by Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) and Canon, to celebrate the creativity of Secondary and Further Education photography students. This year’s theme was ‘People, Places and Things’, and hundreds of talented students aged 11-19 entered, not just in the UK but from across the world.

The judging panel was made up of James Smith, Photography Course Leader at NUA; professional photographer, Ian Hippolyte; and leading photography retoucher, Emily Salmon.

We, and not least our Head of Photography, Mr Antonio Longo, are absolutely thrilled, not just for Emily and Finn, but for all eleven King’s students who were shortlisted!

Prints of all the students’ images are now on display to members of the public in the Beyond the Frame Exhibition, which is running at NUA’s East Gallery until Saturday, April 27th. For more information, please visit: https://norwichbeyondtheframe.com/

King’s students have been successful in ‘Beyond the Frame’ for many years. In 2023, seven of our students were shortlisted and Ella Martin won the ‘People’ category of the competition.

King’s is renowned for its holistic approach to education, and this is reflected in our outstanding Visual and Performing Arts provision. Music, Drama and Theatre, Fine Art, Fashion and Textiles, Photography and Dance are each embedded in the culture of King’s, with vast opportunities for pupils of all abilities and aspirations.

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