NCTJ names photography training award-winners

The winners of two annual awards for photographers who sit the National Certificate Examination for press photographers and photo-journalists have been announced.

Jemma Cox won the South Wales Argus award for best advance project and Leah McLaren won the Fuji award for best portfolio.

Jemma and Leah were among 12 trainee press photographers and photojournalists who sat the National Certificate Examination for Photographers in November at Norton College, Sheffield.

Jemma, who works as a photographer at the Nottingham Evening Post, completed her NCTJ preliminary training on block release at Norton College, Sheffield.

Her winning photo was under the brief ‘a night at the museum’and was the dolls museum in Cromwell, Nottinghamshire – which is under threat of closure.

Leah McLaren, who works at the Derby Telegraph also completed her NCTJ preliminary training on block release at Norton College, Sheffield.

An action shot from a boxing match was among her award-winning images.

For the NCE she put together a diverse portfolio of ten shots which included a character study, a sport shot of a boxing bout and a picture inspired by the weather.

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