PHOTOGRAPHS submitted as part of our This is Ashfield feature have gone before our expert panel of judges this week.
Over the past month, students from Vision West Notts have been going out and about taking pictures of all the things in Ashfield which evoke a sense of pride - and we have been publishing the best entries in the Ashfield Chad.
All the students are working towards the Art and Design Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma and they have submitted pictures of the people and places of Ashfield, St Mary Magdalene Church in Sutton and the Miner’s Statue at Teversal.
During the course of this series, we have also spoken to the students about what inspired them to take the pictures.
After the entries had been submitted, they were presented to our panel of judges - which included award-winning Chad photographer Angela Ward, Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero and photographer Richard Buckland, from Studio-Twenty4 in Sutton’s Idlewells shopping centre.
The judges have picked nine of the best images sent by the students and they are in the process of being printed by staff at Studio-Twenty4.
They will then be displayed at Ashfield District Council’s offices in Kirkby, so the public can view them.
Judge Angela Ward said: “We have picked the ones that showed creativity and imagination.”
She also singled out student Gregory West as showing a flair for photography, particularly in his character studies.