Student snaps up coveted photography prize

Falmouth University student Bryony Richards has won the Young Photographer Award at the annual Engineering Employers Federation and Lombard ‘Make it Britain’ photography competition.

Bryony, who is studying BA(Hons) Marine and Natural History Photography, had four of her photographs shortlisted for the prize, which celebrates traditional and new ways of manufacturing in Britain.  

She found out she had won at an exclusive awards ceremony she attended with her mum at the House of Commons last month.

Bryony said: “I was so shocked I’d won. I was thrilled to just be there and be shortlisted, and really didn’t expect my name to be called out. The winning image was of woolen mill in Wales, it’s somewhere we’ve always gone on holiday. It’s a snapshot of somewhere I love visiting so it really means a lot that it won.”

Bryony is in her final year of studies and hopes she will be able to use her photography skills as starts her career path: “This has given me great exposure as well as an opportunity to meet some key industry contacts. I’d love to have my own studio one day and photography will always be something I’m passionate about.

“Winning this has really boosted my confidence. It’s made me realise how interesting manufacturing is; I’d quite like to use my photography to inform people and show them new things.”

Bryony took home £1000 in Canon vouchers, a framed certificate and a large print of her winning photograph.

The competition aims to raise the profile of British manufacturing by showcasing the industry's creativity, diversity and heritage through photography, it is sponsored by Canon.

Photo caption one: Bryony with her certificate

Photo caption two: Bryony with her mum, Dawn Wright


For more information contact Kerri Popperwell, Falmouth University, on [email protected] or 01326 259198

About Falmouth University

Falmouth University is a leading multi-arts establishment with campuses in Falmouth and Penryn, Cornwall, England. As a creative innovation hub, Falmouth offers courses in specialisms such as arts, journalism, music, theatre, fashion, textiles, photography and gaming. Through being creative, courageous and connected in everything they do, Falmouth has been ranked by the Sunday Times as the number one arts university in the UK.

Industry led courses and quality work placements help to ensure that students are equipped with employable skills upon graduation, by working with both local Cornish and global businesses and quality lecturers. Falmouth has recently appointed world renowned performer and writer Dawn French as Chancellor too, further highlighting the impressive connections and high calibre of talent at the university. 

Tuesday 27 January 2015