Finalists Gallery

2024 AOP Student Awards

© Matthew Marshall, Best In Show Winner + Gold Winner – Places category and Silver Winner – People category 2024 Aop Student Awards

Meet the 2024 AOP Student Award Finalists

We’re delighted and excited to share with you the Finalists for the 2024 AOP Student Awards. As always these annual awards present an array of diverse and vibrant talent from students across the UK and representing a number of different UK photography courses.

"Challenging perceptions of identity, environment and society, through provocative and attentive imagery seems to be the central theme to this year's AOP Student Awards. It'll be fascinating to see how this year's finalists and winners progress in their professional careers going forwards. The AOP is steadfast committed to the development and support of professional photographers and image-makers, whether they are starting out, emerging or established, and our Student Awards, showcasing the next generation of talent, have been a key feature of the AOP since the early 1980s and is a testament to that."

We are delighted to announce the category Gold and Silver winners across People, Places and Things, along with our Best in Show Winner who receives the Fujifilm £5,000 worth of equipment and support prize.

Congratulations to all our finalist for another sterling year of entries. 


Pictured: Isabelle Doran CEO Association of Photographers, Matthew Marshall – Best In Show Winner and Adam Shaw, AOP Accredited Photographer and Chair of the AOP Education Working Group.


“In an election year that puts so much at stake for students, it was exciting to find the portrait category filled with work that traded in political sensitivity. Whether using portraiture for a quiet observation on policies' impact on the individual or as a means to challenge the status quo by exploring the identity and experience of groups outside the mainstream. Across the category there were commendable efforts to explore the breadth of what and how a portrait can be. But the projects or images that stood out did so for aesthetic and technical accomplishment: a careful understanding of composition, colour and lighting for all variety of face types and skin tones; an eye for compelling expression, pose and posture; and where needed, a clear sense of storytelling".

  • Africa Barrero, UWE Bristol / BA Photography
  • Eliza Bontari, BA (Hons) Photography Northampton University
  • Rhimon Bose,University for the Creative Arts, Epsom (BA Fashion Photography)
  • Amelia Clifton, Arts University Plymouth, Fashion Media and Marketing.
  • Caitlin Eadie,  City Of Glasgow College BA Hons Photography
  • Yanko  Georgiev,Canterbury Christ Church University / BA Photography
  • Mackenzie Hall,           
  • Alice Ives, Falmouth University – Marine and Natural History Photography BA
  • Olivia Kurowska, Arts University Bournemouth, Commercial Photography
  • Sisira Maddumage, Photography – London Metropolitan University
  • Matthew Marshall, Arts University Plymouth / BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
  • Hannah Mittelstaedt, Falmouth University/ Commercial Photography BA(Hons)
  • Cody Jai Murray, Falmouth BA Photography
  • Amber Mylius-King, BA (Hons) Documentary, Photography & Print, Bath Spa University
  • Cheyenne Hall, Birmingham City University, BA Hons Photography
  • Ming Yi Sung,  University for the Creative Arts / MFA Photography
  • Gabrielle Thomas, University of Arts London – MA Commercial Photography
  • Finlay Wright, Photography at City of Glasgow College
  • Mariam Yaqub, Morley College


"Well what a tough category this was. It's refreshing to see so many fantastically diverse, considered and meaningful pieces of work from the next generation. It really does fill me with so much hope and positivity for the future of photography"

  • Finlay Apps, Marine and natural history Photogrpahy, Falmouth
  • Lizzie Blackie, Falmouth University
  • Caitlin Britton, City Of Glasgow College BA Hons Photography
  • Jennifer Charlton, Edinburgh College/Kingston University BA Hons Professional Photography
  • Katie Clark, Trafford Collage BA HONS Photography
  • Calvin Conroy, Edinburgh College HND Photography
  • Jack Currie, Edinburgh College – BA (Hons) Photography
  • Linda Jarrett, Falmouth University (Online) /BA Photography-MA Photography
  • Linda Jarrett, Falmouth University (Online) /BA Photography-MA Photography
  • Genny Sian, London Metropolitan University BA Photography
  • Clarissa Gurd , Edinburgh College of Art / BA (Hons) Photography
  • Rhonda House, Open College of the Arts/ BA Photography
  • Jed Hunt, Oxford Brookes University/ BA Photography
  • Matthew Marshall, Arts University Plymouth / BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
  • William Niven, University of Cumbria, BA (Hons) Photography
  • Alex Smith, Staffordshire University
  • Emrys Thurgood, University of the West of England, BA Photography
  • Krasimira Yanusheva, Canterbury Christ Church University, BA Photography
  • Lavinia Zoica, London Metropolitan University – BA Photography


The things category this year was full of interesting objects, and stories. Overall my finalist[s] for this year's awards came from a combination of photographers that were taking photographic techniques and applying them in an interesting way, with a considered approach to their final outcome.

  • Petya Abraham, London Metropolitan University
  • Petya Abraham, London Metropolitan University
  • Craig Bennett, University of Cumbria / BA (Hons) Photography
  • Jack Currie, Edinburgh College – BA (Hons) Photography
  • Georgia Eason, Arts University Plymouth – BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
  • George Eccles, Norwich University of the Arts, BA Photography
  • Reeve  Hart, University for the Creative Arts / MFA Photography
  • Tyrone Jordan, Newcastle College University Centre
  • Anna Krypska, London Metropolitan Uni, BA Photography
  • Kathryn McGeary, BA Photography, London Metropolitan University
  • Euan Mclean, Newcastle College University Centre
  • Gemma McNaughton, Edinburgh College / HND Professional Photography
  • Lavinia Pascariu, BA (HONS) PHOTOGRAPHY including foundation year at LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
  • Ritika Shaiva, University of the Arts London – MA Commercial Photography
  • Maria Strang, The City of Glasgow College – BA Hons Photography
  • Emma May Thomas, Nottingham Trent University – Photography BA (Hons)
  • Jiali You, University of the Arts London – Commercial Photography (MA)


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