CRGS student wins top national photo contest

Juliet Taylor's winning photograph, entitled "Glacial Erosion". (s)
Juliet Taylor's winning photograph, entitled "Glacial Erosion". (s)

A geography student form Clitheroe has won first prize in a prestigious national photographic competition.

Juliet Taylor, an A-level student at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Sixth Form Centre, took the winning photo on a geography fieldwork trip as part of her studies.

Juliet, who has been offered a place to study Geology and Physical Geography at Liverpool University said: “I borrowed a camera to take on fieldwork as the views were expected to be amazing and was very surprised to find that I’d won.

“I now hope to go on and improve my photography and hopefully utilise it in my further studies, fieldwork and exploring the physical world.”

Comments on Juliet’s winning entry from the judging panel of the Geographical Association Physical Geography Photo Competition included: “A beautifully composed photo, there is a depth to this image and each of the different layers from the foreground to the far distance illustrate the importance of the geography, geology and processes in operation.

“The interpretation of this sculpted landscape outlines the creating processes succinctly, though the so-called ‘outwash plain’ beneath the pyramidal peak is actually the debris-covered glacier.

“All the judges agreed this photo neatly captures how glacial erosion in a high montane environment has shaped the land in different ways.”