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Student win national photography competition

By helen williams, Hoyland Reporter Friday 9th May 2014
RNLI lookout

A BARUGH Green university student has won a national photography competition run by the RNLI.


Alex Wilkinson, 22, came out top in the My Coast competition with this stunning image, called RNLI Lookout, of Scarborough lifeboat station.


Alex, whose family live in Barnsley Road, is a student at Nottingham University where he is studying for a masters in biological photography and imaging. As part of his course, he is going to Uganda in May to take photographs at the Jane Goodall chimpanzee sanctuary and wildlife conservation trust.


The My Coast competition launched last year in association with the company Epson and challenged budding photographers to capture what the coasts of the UK and Ireland meant to them.


The ten shortlisted images were uploaded to the RNLI Facebook page for the winner to be decided by public vote. Alex's "ethereal" photo received 34 per cent of the votes and got more than 1,400 likes.
Alex, a former student at Penistone Grammar, will win photographic equipment and said he captured his photo at Scarborough while on a field trip from university.