Duncraig student’s hunt for shadows proves a winner in St George’s Photography Competition

Amelia Hunt with her winning photo at the St George’s College photography exhibition.
Amelia Hunt with her winning photo at the St George’s College photography exhibition.

DUNCRAIG Senior High School student Amelia ‘Milly’ Hunt’s shadow chasing proved a winning strategy in the St George’s College photography competition recently.

Her mother Jacqui said the Year 9 student’s aunt told her about the competition, which was open to all WA high school students and had a theme of ‘shadows’.

“Milly spent a few months taking many photos of shadows in nature and many photos included her brother Ollie and sister Charlie,” her mother said.

“Milly started photography early this year and has been learning this in her own time and in a photography class at school.

“She is extremely excited to win money – especially a 14-year-old who earns only a little money each week as an assistant calisthenics coach.

“She hopes to buy some lights to enhance her photography with her prize money.”

Milly took the winning photo, called ‘Following his own lead’, during a family trip to the Kennedy Ranges in the July school holidays using a Nikon digital SLR camera that she bought herself.

‘Following his own lead.’ Photo: Milly Hunt

St George’s College photography competition results:

First: Amelia Jane Hunt’s ‘Following His Own Lead’ (Duncraig Senior High)

Second: Melina Lampropoulos’ ‘The Black Rose’ (St Andrew’s Grammar)

Third (3 awards): Elissa Oakey’s ‘Shadow Ant-ics’ (Australind Senior High School),

David Poramusanaporn’s ‘Slots and Gaps’ (St Andrew’s Grammar)

Leah Jones’ ‘Empty Shoes’ (South Coast Baptist College).

Highly commended: Brody Jeanes’ ‘The Reverse’ (Kinross College)

Russell Zapanta’s ‘Music in the Dark’ (South Coast Baptist College)