Colyton's Lotti wins national photo contest

PUBLISHED: 15:00 18 November 2016 | UPDATED: 09:07 28 November 2016

Seventeen-year-old Lotti Budd-Thiemann's winning picture

Seventeen-year-old Lotti Budd-Thiemann's winning picture


A Colyton Grammar School student has won the prestigious Young Geographer's Photography Competition, run by the University of Birmingham.

Seventeen-year-old Lotti Budd-ThiemannSeventeen-year-old Lotti Budd-Thiemann

Seventeen-year-old Lotti Budd-Thiemann took the top prize with her picture of a tractor ploughing, with seagulls overhead.

She called it ‘Fight or Flight’, referring both to the birds in the photograph and the European Referendum, which was upcoming when she took it. She also wrote a short passage considering the possible negative impacts of Brexit on the farming community.

She said of winning: “It was a very pleasant surprise!”

This theme of this year’s photography contest was Geography on My Doorstep.

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