ACG Senior College Art Club has held its inaugural smartphone photography competition, raising money for Lifeline.
Organised by student leader Florence Harrison, who founded the school’s Art Club at the beginning of the year as a means for students interested in art to collaborate on ideas and showcase creativity, the competition was fully student led and judged.
“I wanted to make the competition open to anyone to enter, but also require the students to choose the winner,” she explained. “I thought the voting system would be something fun and new. It helped make everyone feel more comfortable to get involved and started positive discussion in the hallways about how talented these students are.”
She chose smartphones for their accessibility and to make it easy for students to share their creativity and individuality. “In today’s world smartphones are something that most students have. It made the competition fair and open to everyone.”
The winner of the competition was Lanny Xia from year 11. Her atmospheric photo is taken in China of the Harbin Opera House.
“This photo is from a really cool perspective,” Florence said. “The architecture is amazing, with all the different linear qualities, and the way Lanny captured the sunset in the background just makes it all the more beautiful. It is a great quality photo from a beautiful place, it is easy to see why the students voted for her photo the most!”
Second place went to Prudy Bowman, third to Caity Myers.
All money raised went to Lifeline, one of the charities selected by student leaders to support this year.