Photographic competition focuses on the College community

Tuesday 5 January 2021

St Catharine’s College is pleased to unveil the winning entries from its recent photographic competition.

Professor Sir Mark Welland, Master of St Catharine’s, kindly agreed to judge the entries alongside his wife Lady Welland, a Fellow Commoner of the College. The competition was open to all students, alumni, staff and Fellows, who were invited to submit entries by 22 November in any one of the following categories:

•       Our College

•       Catz Wildlife

•       Catz away from Cambridge

•       Memories

Sir Mark commented, “The vibrancy of the winning photos suggests that College pride has not been dampened in the last year, despite the upheaval and challenges faced by many in our community during the pandemic. Congratulations to our winners and many thanks to everyone who took part – it was a privilege to get a glimpse into your time in College and away from Cambridge as part of the judging process.”

The College’s archive of photographs includes both hard copy and digital images that provide a visual record of activities for future generations to reference and enjoy. The entries from the photographic competition join this archive, which is also enormously valuable for conveying the breadth of life in College for prospective students and illustrating news stories about the community’s achievements.

The winning photographs

Overall winner: Looking out onto Trumpington Street

Ben Norris (2017, Natural Sciences)

St Catharine’s at night

Ollie Rosen (2018, Natural Sciences) and Harry Stonebridge (2018, Economics)

A Staircase

The Rev’d Ally Barrett (2019)

St Catherine’s Island from sea

Jess Forsdyke (2019, Engineering)

Catz and dogs

Rachel Lawson, Deputy Development Director