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Nine regional snappers pass photography NCE

Eight press photographers and one photojournalist have successfully passed their National Certificate Examination.

The successful candidates were:

Lindsay Colbourne
Ripley & Heanor News

Kate Howell
The Argus

Daniel Matthams
Nottingham Evening Post

Louise Morris
Essex Chronicle

Matthew Page
The Sentinel

Georgia Russell
Isle of Wight County Press

Shawn Ryan
Nottingham Evening Post

Sarah Jane Washbourn
Hull Daily Mail

Jacqueline Hughes
Telegraph & Argus

Matthew Page from The Sentinel and Kate Howell from The Argus also won special prizes for their work.

Matthew received The Nikon Award for Best Single Image and the South Wales Argus Advance Project award, while Katie received The Fuji Award for Best Portfolio.

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  • Peter Dash, chief examiner and chairman of the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ photography board, said: “Special mention must be made of the award winners whose images captured the essence of our profession.

    “The Nikon Award for Best Single Image was a sports picture by Matthew Page of The Sentinel, Stoke, which we felt was a strong image that could be published anywhere in context.”

  • ‘Best Advance Project’ by Matthew
  • Peter added: “Matthew was also awarded the South Wales Argus Advance Project award for his photographic presentation design and story about the graffiti controversy, making him a double award winner.

    “The Fuji Award for Best Portfolio, which went to Kate Howell of The Argus, Brighton, was a stream of consistently high standard images which met every criterion that we demand including a ‘hard news’ picture of John Prescott wearing yet another hat and a fashion picture which would grace the pages of just about any magazine in the world.”

  • From Kate’s portfolio
  • Eleven candidates sat the photography NCE at Sheffield College, Norton on November 8.