• Academic
  • 25 June 2020

Bright Young Things: National Portrait Gallery Competition Success

Congratulations to Sophie Roome, who has won second prize in the schools category of the Bright Young Things Photography Competition at the…

Congratulations to Sophie Roome, who has won second prize in the schools category of the Bright Young Things Photography Competition at the National Portrait Gallery, for her photograph entitled A Step Back in Time #3.

The competition was run in parallel with, and inspired by the National Portrait Gallery’s Cecil Beaton Exhibition, which invited students to create their own portrait photographs in response to the exhibition, for the chance to have their work on display at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition explored the extravagant world of the glamorous and stylish ‘Bright Young Things’ of the twenties and thirties, as seen through the eye of renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton. 

Sophie’s winning photograph was chosen from over 1000 entries, judge by Robin Muir, the Curator of the Cecil Beaton Bright Young Things exhibition and former Vogue editor, and photographer Tim Walker. Their comments accompany Sophie’s image online and can be viewed here. 

Back to all news

Related News

Boys 1st XI through to the ISFA National Football Finals
29 February 2024 Football
Boys 1st XI through to the ISFA National Football Finals
Boys Hockey 1s Reach National Finals
29 February 2024 Hockey
Boys Hockey 1s Reach National Finals
Cranleigh Pupils visited by World Champion Athletes
28 February 2024 Athletics
Cranleigh Pupils visited by World Champion Athletes