Student Photographer of the Year 2016 Winner

We launched our Student Photographer of the Year 2016 competition in July with a grand prize total of over £11,000 worth of photography goodies! As soon as the competition kicked off entries came flooding in and we received 860 photographs in total!

There were some amazing photos and our judges, who were made up of our Managing Director Jon Warner, Canon Ambassador Simeon Quarrie, Editor of Professional Photography magazine Emma-Lily Pendleton, and the winner of Student Photographer of the Year 2015, Oliver Henderson, had an extremely tough job of choosing a winner.

On Friday 11 November 2016, 20 year old university student Henry Nathan was announced as this year’s winner! A huge congratulations to him and his winning photo (below) which won the judges hearts:


‘This photo was taken in June this year. I was doing road trip up and down the west coast of the US, this exact photo was taken while staying with a friend of mine in Bend, Oregon. We woke up early and visited these caves and had to hit an exact time to make sure we hit the perfect light. The Caves only shine light through for about a month a year so we were very lucky to see the light beams. To enhance the lighting in the caves we used a smoke bomb this helped create the perfect mood and set the photo. The dog in the photo posed perfectly with his owner creating the perfect subject.’ – Henry Nathan

A huge congrats also go to our ten runners-up whose photos are featured below, they all won a £20 Calumet Gift Card and a year’s subscription to Professional Photography.

At Calumet we’re passionate about photography and supporting people looking to further their photographic abilities. We believe this competition helps to celebrate young people’s love for pictures and encourages artistic photography. We would like to congratulate Henry and the runners-up and thank everyone for participating.

Head here to find out more about our student membership scheme, or head to our Academy to see what photography courses we offer.

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