October 2014, the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) in Greenwich launched its first Flickr Photography Competition entitled ‘Hidden Details of the ORNC’. The competition invited budding photographers to use their skills to capture ‘hidden details’ of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site in order to encourage its visitors to engage with it through photography and to discover new, unseen aspects of the site and its surroundings.
They received over 140 entries and the standard of photography was fantastic! Every submission went through an anonymous and intricate judging process, conducted by members of the Aperture Woolwich Photography Society and the University of Greenwich Photography Society. Winners and runners up were chosen from the three age categories Under 16, 16-25 and Over 25 at the beginning of March.
Apax would like to congratulate one of our brilliant residents, Edmund Ault, who was recently announced as the winner of the Over 25 category with his entry ‘The Dolphin Fountain’. Edmund will receive a year’s membership to the Aperture Woolwich Photography Society, a pair of tickets to the exciting Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum, a printed book of the winning photographs and will have his image proudly displayed in the amazing new exhibition ‘Hidden Details of the ORNC’ in Discover Greenwich, opening this month. If you get a chance, pop down to see Edmund’s superb masterpiece.
The ORNC is a beautiful, historic landmark boasting magnificent architecture and design by Sir Christopher Wren. Built between 1696-1712, originally to serve as the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, then occupied by the Royal Navy from 1869, the ORNC is now one of the UK’s top 20 visitor attractions. It is managed by the Greenwich Foundation, a registered charity, and welcomes over 1.8 million visitors a year to enjoy its free attractions, including the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre where Edmund’s image is currently displayed.