28th May 2003




A photography student from the University of Lincoln has won a top accolade in the Fuji film awards.


Andrew Simpson (20) a final-year Lens Media student has won a Merit Award after being placed in the top four of the highly prestigious Fuji film awards, in conjunction with the British Journal of Photography. 


Andrew of St. Andrews Street in Lincoln has received £250 and £50 in Fuji vouchers after beating 3000 other people to the final.


There were four categories for the award – fashion, editorial documentary, advertising and overall winner. 


“The brief was set by Fuji, and in my work I advertised the uni in an interesting and new way,” says Andrew.


“I entered the advertising category and took a literal approach, I broke it down into the different categories the course runs, fashion and lens media, graphics and lens media, and fine art and lens media.


“I submitted three pictures which showed people doing the course.  It was a siamese type thing, where there were two people but the same body.”


All final-year Lens Media students entered the competition as part of the course, but it was Andrew that was short-listed to the final four.


“This is possibly the toughest photo competition going at the moment with over 3000 entries.  We are all really proud of Andy,” says Keith James, senior lecturer in Lens Media at the University of Lincoln.


“This is a wonderful way to end his three years with us on a high note.”


Andrew’s work will be on display along with other final-year Lens Media student work at the End of Year show.


A private viewing takes place on Friday 30th May, but the display opens to the public from Monday 2nd June at Thomas Parker House in Lincoln.


Andrew’s photographs also feature in this week’s issue of the British Journal of Photography.


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