Katinka Goldberg, a second year student of photography at Edinburgh College of Art, has been crowned overall winner of the 2005/6 Olmec Student Digital Photographer Competition.

ICI Imagedata has announced the winners of the 2005/2006 Olmec Student Digital Photographer of the Year Awards & Independent on Sunday Reader Awards.

After a record number of college entries to the three categories, People, Places and Still Life, Katinka Goldberg, a second year student of photography at Edinburgh College of Art was crowned overall winner of the student competition.

Her black and white portrait ?Nadia? was captured using a Nikon D70 SLR and impressed judges with its ?atmosphere, style and emotion?. Katinka?s ambition is now to become a documentary photographer, and she was presented with £2,000 winnings to help her on her way.

Further category winners include Cameron McMurdo?s entry ?Solitude? into the Places category, while Michael Reeves emerged victorious with his still life entry entitled ?AWAC detail’.

In conjunction with the Independent on Sunday Review, ICI Imagedata also launched a national competition this year, with the same entry categories as the student competition. Unlike the Student Awards, which focus on the work of student photographers, anyone was welcome to take part ? whether professional, keen amateur or complete beginner.

The overall winner of the Independent on Sunday Reader Awards was Graham Stouph from Newcastle with his image ?Car Park, Newcastle?. Graham is a lecturer at Newcastle College and wowed the judges with the ?technical skill, movement and composition? of his image.

You can find details of all winning photographs at www.ici-imagedata.com.