autumn tree winners

24th november 2020

news, student news

a stunning photo of red acers wins the autumn trees of wadham photography competition.

  • Red acers

    acers in the fellows’ garden by iman awan

iman awan, (medicine, 2018) wins first prize for her photo of the three red acers in the fellows’ garden.

runner up is justyna miklaszewska, a member of the housekeeping team, for her picture of the ancient tulip tree in the warden’s garden. 

the competition, launched by chaplain jane baun, was part of the chapel’s ‘rewilding’ celebrations this term. the winning entries will be professionally printed and displayed in the ante chapel. 

chaplain jane baun commented: “eleven wadham students and staff members submitted photos for the competition, each one beautifully observed and composed, so the judges had a tough decision to make.  ultimately, the judges were struck by the vivid sense of movement and colour, and the stunning gradations of colour and texture in the fallen leaves on the ground, in iman awan’s photo of the three red acers in the fellows’ garden, followed by justyna miklaszewka’s stately portrait in full golden leaf of wadham’s oldest documented tree, the tulip tree planted in 1701 in the warden’s garden.  i look forward to displaying both photos enlarged and framed in the ante chapel. i am grateful to our panel of judges, and to all who sent their photos.  watch out for wadham trees – in winter, our photo competition for hilary term 2021.”

the panel of judges was made up of the warden ken macdonald qc; head of website and communications, julia banfield;  head gardener, andrew little; shawanda corbett (fine art, 2016); and wadham su arts officer, isobel falk.

  • tulip tree in the warden’s garden by justyna miklaszewska

    tulip tree in the warden’s garden by justyna miklaszewska