Film and TV lecturer, Kate Knight, has won second place in two Photographic Amateur categories in the British Army Photographic Competition.
In addition to teaching Film and TV at our Hinckley campus, Kate Knight is also a volunteer in the Army Cadet Force (AFC), recently gaining her Queen’s Cadet Commission, with her rank changing to Second Lieutenant. Kate serves as a Public Relations officer for Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland ACF, as part of the national PR training team, where she delivers Photography training to other Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs) around the UK.
On 17th October, she was named as runner-up in two Photographic Amateur categories, designed to reward those who are not full-time Army photographers. Kate submitted a portfolio of work, which consisted of four images, portrait, black and white, depicting sports and adventure training. The portrait image was also submitted into a portrait category.
We are very proud of her achievement, as this is a very prestigious competition, which received over 1,500 entries. The awards were presented at the Imperial War Museum in London, where Assistant Chief of General Staff, Major General Rupert Jones CBE was in attendance.
Kate told us:
“I studied photography at the College and I can confidently say that this experience has shaped me into the professional that I am today. Without proper guidance and nurturing, it’s very hard to identify your strongest skills and find your niche. Your time at college helps your confidence a lot, and you learn how to critique your own work, as well as other people’s work, and then apply that learning to your future projects.”
“Also, facilities are incredible here, compared to other places I’ve been and tutors and staff really keep up-to-date with the latest technology.”
“It has taken me 10 years to succeed in this competition, and to finally have confidence in my own skills, but the people around me were incredible. They supported and encouraged me every step of the way. At the end of the day, this achievement is a mix of skills, practice and experience, all of which wouldn’t have been possible without my experience at the College, both as a lecturer and as a student.”
These are the award-winning photographs: