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Media students snap up top prizes in Met Police photography competition

Creative Media students from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) have taken the top three places in a photography competition run by the Metropolitan Police.

Media students snap up top prizes in Met Police photography competition

Claudia Tole, Omar Graham and Daniela-Elena Moise came first, second and third respectively in the competition, which invited students to enter photos on the theme of Celebrating Tottenham.

All three students have had their work framed and displayed as part of a refurbishment of Tottenham police station on the High Road near the college’s Tottenham Centre.

Claudia, 27, won the competition with her black and white photo of West Green Road on a rainy day.

 “I’m very happy to have won. It’s a good sign when people appreciate what you’ve done,” she said.

“I didn’t think I would win because quite a few other students were participating in the competition. Some of their work showed people working in the community and I thought they might find them more interesting. Mine was a bit different, and maybe that’s why it won.

“When I started at CONEL I didn’t know how to use a camera, but the course really explained the technical aspects and settings and my photography skills have really improved.”

Omar, 28, captured the owner of a shopkeeper on the High Road, while Daniela-Elena, 20, took a photo of a fruit and veg market trader near Seven Sisters underground station.

Media students snap up top prizes in Met Police photography competition

Met Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley viewed the entries and met the students at the station where Superintendent Rhona Hunt is expected present them with their prizes at a later date.

First prize was a family tour of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, second prize was four tickets to Rollernation in Bruce Grove and the third prize was two tickets for Go Ape at Alexandra Palace.

Tamara Lesniewska, Curriculum Manager Creative and Digital Media, said: “The students used their creative eye and photography skills to capture many beautiful buildings, people and green spaces around Tottenham.

“We are immensely proud of all our students who took part, and especially our talented winners on their success in the competition.”

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