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.