LPA Student Challenges 2014/15 - Challenge 2

The winner of the first LPA Student Challenge has been announced, along with the brief for the second challenge, calling for submissions of portfolio of ten images along with a short description of why you are one to watch...

The LPA Student Challenges help student photographers transition into the professional world and offering prizes including practical advice, industry experience and a taste of life as a photographer. Open to anyone studying photography in the UK, the competition sets a series of three photo challenges from October to May. The prizes include experience days such as The LPA Photoshoot Experience, The LPA Portfolio Critique and The LPA Marketing Masterclass, a bespoke portfolio worth over £1000 from Delta Design, other goodies and industry exposure.

For the second challenge, LPA are looking for this year's ones to watch, and you have until 19th December to enter. LPA will also be holding a final round where the winners of each of the first two challenges will battle it out to win representation under the LPA Futures division.

Visit for details on how to enter.


The winning photograph from Challenge 1 was by Steven Sutter (Southampton Solent) - pictured above. "This image is taken from my series called Brass in Decline, which looks at how the brass band community is struggling and fighting to stay alive," he says.

The runner up for challenge was Joanne Coates (LCC) - pictured above. "This image is from a series, The Plight of the Fishermen, looking at the decline of the UK fishing industry and those struggling to earn a living and keep the traditional role of the fisherman alive," she says. "I spent some time with the fishermen of Orkney to focus on a different side of the industry."