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Photography lecturer shortlisted in national award

A journalism lecturer who has taught trainee photographers for 30 years has been nominated for a national education award.

Paul Delmar, who teaches at Norton College in Sheffield, has been shortlisted for in the lifetime achievement category of the STAR Awards.

He is one of ten nominated people for the prize which is run by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service to recognise and reward the unsung heroes of further education.

In May, Paul was a finalist in the Celebration of Learning and Skills Awards recognising achievements of staff, students and employers across Yorkshire and the Humber.

He said: “I’m shocked and amazed! I’m really pleased for the college because it has supported this course for a long time.

“The highlight for me is seeing so many students develop the skills to secure jobs in a highly competitive industry.

“Some newly trained photographers are now working for former students from the course.”

Almost every newspaper in Britain has employed students who have qualified at Norton College and the course is the only one of its kind in the UK to be accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

Norton College’s executive director Andrew Cropley said: “Paul is highly respected and has an amazing professional network.

“Students enjoy a good job success rate because of Paul’s enthusiasm, skills and industry connections.”

The award ceremony takes place on 26 November in London.

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    Neil Hodge (09/09/2009 10:54:32)
    Good luck, Paul. Like many of the students you have taught on your course, I wish you all the best. It’s great that your work and enthusiasm are in the running to be so honourably recognised.

    Martin Edmunds (09/09/2009 12:09:07)
    Many congratulations on the nomination, Paul. I cannot think of anyone who deserves it more. You have been a real inspiration to countless photographers and photo journalists over the years. I really hope you get the lifetime achievement award

    Mark Mawson (10/09/2009 00:10:09)
    Fingers crossed for you, the tie will swing it for sure. Can’t believe it’s 23 years since I was there.

    Elaine Pritchard (10/09/2009 00:10:30)
    Congratulations on being nominated – and if there’s any justice in the world you will win

    Huckle (10/09/2009 01:25:11)
    It’s in the bag you little fruitbat!

    rowena caverly (10/09/2009 03:31:58)
    It’s only been 25 years but your ties still haunt me! Wishing all the best for Nov 26th with both tie choices and the ceremony :)

    Rob Lock (10/09/2009 08:35:05)
    Best of luck! And be careful which tie you wear for the ceremony.

    Paul Jackson (10/09/2009 09:03:45)
    Congratulations on the nomination and good luck for the awards you rapscallion.

    Mark Manning (10/09/2009 09:42:28)
    Best of luck Paul! I wouldn’t have got where I am today without you. Cheers fella!

    Jonathan Buckmaster (10/09/2009 10:38:07)
    Well done Paul, you were an inspiration and truly deserve this award.
    (Class of ’83)

    TREVOR GLIDDON (10/09/2009 10:38:34)
    Paul.Sir, you are a living legend. It was an honour to have you, not only as a mentor, but a true friend as well. Good luck. If there is any justice in this world, you will win by a landslide. Chin chin ole boy!.