Schoolgirl wins top prize in photo competition

Anabelle Gibson, seven, has won the Generation P competition with her photo of her little brother and Grandad looking at a rainbow.
Anabelle Gibson, seven, has won the Generation P competition with her photo of her little brother and Grandad looking at a rainbow.

A Warwick schoolgirl has won first prize in a nationwide photography competition.

Annabelle Gibson, aged seven, who attends All Saints Primary in Leek Wootton, wowed judges of the Generation P competition with her photo of her little brother and Grandad looking at a rainbow.

Anabelle Gibson, seven, has won the Generation P competition with her photo of her little brother and Grandad looking at a rainbow.

Anabelle Gibson, seven, has won the Generation P competition with her photo of her little brother and Grandad looking at a rainbow.

And her winning snap from hundreds of entries has seen her win £1,000 of photographic equipment for her school, as well as a £100 camera for herself.

Competition organisers cartridgesave.co.uk challenged youngsters aged four to 11 across the UK to take a photo of something that mattered to them and explain why.

Annabelle said: “I love rainbows. Mummy gave me her camera, so I could take a picture of a rainbow. But when I got outside, I saw my little brother Fletcher showing Grandad the rainbow.”

Judge Stuart Nicol, a former head of pictures for the Daily Telegraph and Press Association, said: “This was the standout photo of the whole competition. I loved the interaction and, crucially, the story between the grandfather and his grandson. It’s all about that relationship. It’s just terrific.”

Fellow judge, Sandi Mann, behavioural psychologist from the University of Central Lancashire, added: “It’s got everything. Nature, wonderment, generations. And I loved the addition of the caravan, it juxtaposed something so ordinary with something magical.”

To view the photo album of entries for the competition click here.