Hospice’s 2020 calendar boosted by student photographers

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Almost 1,000 calendars featuring photographs taken by students of New College Lanarkshire have been sold by St Andrew’s Hospice.

The Airdrie-based hospice has partnered with the Photography team at the College to organise a competition for students’ images to appear in its annual calendar.

The 2020 design, which is on sale for £5 at hospice shops and online, features 12 images inspired by the theme of ‘family’.

Andrew Flynn, schools and community development co-ordinator at St Andrew’s Hospice, said: “The 2020 calendar, which was a partnership with St Andrew’s Hospice and New College Lanarkshire’s Photography department, has been a big hit this festive period.

“We have sold nearly 1,000 calendars at £5, with every donation helping to support the people of the Lanarkshire communities by providing care and comfort at the most difficult time.

“The students took some stunning pictures and the feedback has been brilliant – well done to everybody who helped to make this calendar possible and I would like to say a massive thank you and we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

There were more than 160 entries submitted for this year’s competition.

The students whose images feature in the calendar were revealed at an awards ceremony held at our Motherwell Campus in June.

The awards were presented by world-renowned landscape photographer Colin Prior, who acted as a member of the judging panel and also shared insights from his career with students.

The winning images represent the broad range of courses offered at the College, spanning NQ, HNC and HND levels of study.

The overall winner was Kerri Beck’s image ‘Family Ties’, which features in August. (Above pic by Georgie Gallacher.)

Members of the Photography team at the College have offered the calendar for sale to staff and students, and it is also available to buy online here.

Lecturer Fiona Thomson said: “This project and our wider involvement with St Andrew’s Hospice has been a great experience for both staff and students.

“The competition is a fantastic way to challenge our students to interpret a brief and shoot images to fit.

“I look forward to continuing our partnership with the hospice in the New Year.”

St Andrew’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for up to 30 in-patients with life-limiting illnesses, a range of out-patient services, and support for families.

Read more about the calendar's photography competition here, or find out more about our Photography courses:

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