Rotherhithe schoolboy wins photography competition

Chiara Giordano (07 December, 2017) Culture

20409(L-R) Micky Holland, David Skipper, Emilie Mendy, and competition winner George

A Rotherhithe schoolboy was over the moon after winning a photography competition.

Seven-year-old George’s photograph, which featured him sitting on Tower Bridge, scooped the top spot in a competition run by Surrey Quays shopping centre.

The youngster took part in a six-week workshop at the shopping centre run by Bizzie Bodies, which taught children how to manipulate images using Photoshop.

After seeing the quality of the photos, centre manager Ian Moore decided to run a Facebook competition and asked the community to vote for their favourite image.

Micky Holland also won a prize for his comment nominating George’s photo and they were each given an Amazon Fire tablet donated by the shopping centre.

George said: “I picked Tower Bridge for my photo because I had recently walked on the top of the bridge and I wanted to be really high.

“I wasn’t sure if I would win because all the other photos were really good.”

Surrey Quays operations manager David Skipper, who handed over the prizes, added: “We are delighted that Bizzie Bodies ran their photographic classes in the Surrey Quays centre and there were some fantastic images that were created individually by the children that attended, especially an image from our competition winner George.”

Micky Holland has now donated his prize to the Bermondsey Care for the Elderly Christmas Day meal fundraiser appeal.

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