Peterlee Rotary Club's Ray Sheraton with students Corey Fishwick & William Graydon

Winner Crowned In Rotary Club & East Durham College Photography Competition

A winner has been chosen after students battled it out to become the College’s best student photographer.

Students at East Durham College, in Peterlee, have spent the last few weeks trying to capture the perfect picture on the theme of ‘Lighting up the Community’.

The competition was sponsored and judged by the Easington and Peterlee Rotary Club.

The overall winner was Corey Fishwick, 17, from Peterlee, who is studying on a Media course at the college. With William Graydon, 17, from Houghton-Le-Spring, and Johnathon Harker, 17, from Peterlee, coming in 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

Corey’s photos of the Remembrance Tree in Peterlee Town Centre saw him receive the top cash prize of £100 ahead of 10 other entries from EDC students.

Corey said: “It was a real surprise to be selected as the winner.

“I thought the tree was a real stand out area in the town centre and had a great meaning behind it.”

Rotary Club President, Joe Sheraton said: “We were really pleased with the standard of work overall due to the subject matter that was demanded from national level.

“We wish the winner the best of luck in the district section of the national competition.”

Media studies lecturer, at East Durham College, Mark Johnson praised the competition as a huge success, showcasing the fantastic talent at the College.

Mark said: “It has been great for the students to gain experience of this type of competition, with some exceptional photos being entered. It was a big well done to all involved.”