Epson bids to find student photojournalist talent

Epson has announced that it is sponsoring a category in the Schools Newspaper of the Year Competition - Newsday 2006.

Epson has announced that it is sponsoring a category in the Schools Newspaper of the Year Competition - Newsday 2006. The new photojournalism category aims to inspire young photographers to tell a story ‘demonstrating the impact photography has as a form of journalism’. Newsday 2006 takes place during the weeks 30th January – 3rd February and 13-17th March 2006. Held annually, the competition typically attracts 700 entries and is open to primary and secondary schools, who are given a day in which to generate a newspaper or news portal. The wining school – chosen by selected by journalists and teachers – will win an Epson A3 printer. The prize will be award to the school that is judged to have used a photograph most effectively to illustrate a news story or feature, looking at: composition, relevance, colour and print quality. Mary Drever from Epson comments: ‘The category is designed to help students to think laterally and understand how to capture the essence of the story in a thoughtful and creative manner.’ Find out more about Newsday 2006 by visiting www.newsday.co.uk

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