Snap-happy Limerick pupils are shortlisted in photo contest

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

TWO snap-happy Limerick students have been shortlisted for the Le Crunch PhotoByte Schools Photography Competition.

TWO snap-happy Limerick students have been shortlisted for the Le Crunch PhotoByte Schools Photography Competition.

Apple brand Le Crunch, have teamed up with Dunnes Stores for the competition which allows both primary and post primary school students to showcase their photographic skills.

Twelve-year-old Evan Carey of Colaiste Chiarain, Croom has been shortlisted in the 12-15 year-old age category for his photo entitled ‘Abstract Apples’.

Aine Hayes, a fourth-year student of Castletroy College, was shortlisted for her photo entitled “Up Close and Personal”.

“I choose to go with the theme “Arty Apples” because the description of what it was looking for really appealed to me - the in depth markings and close up details was what I really wanted to aim towards,” explained the 16-year-old.

“And what I love about this particular apple -and what drew me to it- was the battered, almost withered look about it. I tried using well rounded, polished looking apples but they just did not have the effect I wanted,” she added. 

Just like the professionals, shortlisted students have the opportunity to display their deliciously healthy photographic masterpieces in a special exhibition at the National Grand Final in the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin on May 14, where the winners and the Dunnes Stores People’s Choice Award winner will also be announced.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three entrants in each category of students at Primary School level, Junior (age 5-9) and Senior (age 10-13) and Post-primary school level, Junior (age 12-15) and Senior (age 16-19).

For further details on the competition and to see the shortlisted photographs, students can log on to www.ouitolecrunch.com