Creative Nuthall teen wins top award for her 'striking' lockdown photographs

A budding 13-year-old photographer from Nuthall has received a prestigious award after capturing the ‘loneliness of lockdown’ in a series of snapshots.

Friday, 18th June 2021, 5:04 pm
One of 13-year-old Daisy's striking images capturing the loneliness of lockdown.

The annual Young Creative Awards takes a vibrant look at the issues and themes occupying the minds of young creatives across Nottinghamshire.

Entrants used their creativity to address important issues including racism, gender stereotypes, mental health, homelessness, female body image and, of course, the ongoing impact of Covid-19.

Daisy Bartram, from Nuthall was a winner in the photography category.

The creative youngster, who attends Kimberley School, was commended by judges for her striking images capturing the loneliness of lockdown.

The annual awards are open to anyone aged 11 to 24 who lives, studies or works in the Nottingham area.

This year, the awards were entered by just under 600 young people.

As a winner, Daisy received a cash prize, as well as special showcase and further development opportunities.

The Young Creative Awards is run by registered charity Young Creatives Nottingham.

Andrew Tucker – himself a 2019 creative writing winner – is now a trustee of the charity and was one of the judges this year.

He said: “It’s a brilliant way for Nottingham’s young people to grow into their talents and to secure contacts that’ll prove valuable.

“For those who want to launch a creative career, it’s an opportunity that must be snatched.”