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Young snapper presented with prize

Emily Lakeland showed off her skills as a photographer when she took part in our July children’s photo workshop at the Memorial. When our team looked back at all the photographs submitted by those who took part in the two courses run over the summer, they picked out 11-year-old Emily’s great shot of the National Memorial to the Few as the best of the bunch. Emily has now been presented with a framed winner’s certificate by the two competition judges, professional photographer and Trustee Barry Duffield and social media expert Becca Collier-Cook, who showed course attendees how to get great results with a smartphone.

Emily’s image has also been turned into a postcard that is now on sale in the shop, and as a further memento of her achievement she was presented with a printer’s proof and a handful of the finished items. She attended the prize-giving with mum Kathryn and dad Neil, along with younger brother Isaac and her grandparents. Both Neil's parents served in the RAF, his father for more than 30 years, and the family has been coming to the Memorial for many years. They visited The Scramble Experience soon after it opened in 2015.

Emily said she had always enjoyed photographing things from different angles and trying to capture the variety of textures. "The workshop was a great experience and gave me lots of ideas about how I can frame photos. I was thrilled to win and am really proud to see my photograph in the shop alongside all the other postcards," she commented.

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