Snap happy students are winners

THESE stunning images have netted Glasgow students new computers worth almost £2000.

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Winners of the Future City Glasgow photography competition were Sarah McAlpine, above, left, winner Istvan Jancso and Simona Ciocarlan
Winners of the Future City Glasgow photography competition were Sarah McAlpine, above, left, winner Istvan Jancso and Simona Ciocarlan

They entered a competition that asked for photos of Glasgow to promote the Future City Glasgow programme.

Glasgow beat 29 other cities to win funding for the £24million programme from the Technology Strategy Board, the UK Government's innovation agency.

The overall winner was student Istvan Jancso, whose images included a view of the city beneath a cloud-filled sky.

He landed the top prize of a 13inch MacBook Pro laptop.

Istvan, 31, from Clydebank, is studying for an HNC in photography at Glasgow Kelvin College. He said: "I have never won anything in my life so I am over the moon. I still can't believe it.

"This feels better than winning the lottery because it is not about luck but hopefully about talent."

The runners-up were Simona Ciocarlan, Sarah McAlpine and Christopher Silver, who each won an iPad Mini.

Mum-of-one Simona, 31, a photography student at West College Scotland, captured cyclists taking part in Glasgow's inaugural Harris Tweed Ride.

She said: "Glasgow is an amazing city for photography because of the architecture and the people, who are so energetic and friendly."

Sarah, 18, from Kilbirnie in Ayrshire, is studying photography as part of a course on computer games at Glasgow Caledonian.

She photographed images of the River Clyde and buildings around the city.

Christopher, 19, from Scotstoun, is a student at Glasgow School of Art who took a striking portrait of two men he spotted in the street.

A spokesman for Future City Glasgow praised the exceptional standard of the entries.

He said: "We were impressed by the high quality of the entries. The stunning winning images show the up-and-coming talent among Glasgow's student population and are testament to the fine work of the city's colleges and universities."

Future City Glasgow is about making life in the city "smarter" and more sustainable using technology.

The city council is now embarking on a trail-blazing initiative that will put residents at the forefront of technology integration and its application.


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