On 14 September Woollahra Council’s Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize awards were announced at Woollahra Gallery. Cranbrook School had over 43 photography entries and three short films from students from Years 7 to 12. That evening five Cranbrook students were awarded prizes for their merits in photography and filmmaking.
Two Year 7 students Arthur and Lucas won Highly Commended in the Junior Category for their outstanding images, Don’t Blink and Isolation. Each student was awarded $150 in prize money. Year 12 student Muir also won Highly Commended in the Senior Category for his provocative photograph titled Into the Furness. He was also awarded $150 in prize money. The awards continued to favour Cranbrook students with Year 10 student Noah’s photograph Escher Fantasy taking First Prize, Senior Category in the Mayor Choice Award accepting $300 in prize money.
The biggest accolade went to Milo’s short film Contact taking First Prize in the Short Film Open Category (Years 7-12) for his incredible stop motion sci-fi adventure flick winning $400 in prize money. Deputy Mayor Richard Shields with judges Hugh Stewart and Lulu Pinkus were in awe of the quality entries produced by students from Cranbrook School and neighbouring schools. The exhibition of student photography and short films runs until Sunday 2 October at the Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf.