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School students with an eye for a picture could win a new digital camera in our photography competition.

The Express has once again teamed up with Wakefield College to find the best young photographer in the district.

Picture by Allan McKenzie/AMGP.co.uk - Wakefield College Photographic Awards - Wakefield College, Wakefield, England - 130314 - The three winners Emily Wood, Jake Wallace & Emma Byard.

Picture by Allan McKenzie/AMGP.co.uk - Wakefield College Photographic Awards - Wakefield College, Wakefield, England - 130314 - The three winners Emily Wood, Jake Wallace & Emma Byard.

The competition is open to pupils aged seven to 16 and the image has to fit the theme of ‘New Beginnings.’ How this is interpreted is down to the individual photographer.

Julie Sambrook, Pontefract and Castleford Express news editor, said: “I am really looking forward to seeing the entries because I know from the success of our previous competitions there are a lot of talented young photographers in the district.

“Creativity and imagination will play an important part in the judging process.”

Horbury Academy student Jake Wallace was crowned the first-ever winner of the competition in April.

Grace Sanders, also of Horbury Academy, finished second, while Freeston Academy student Emily Wood came third.

This year the competition will be split into two age categories, seven to 11-year-olds and 12 to 16-year-olds.

The competition is now open and runs until Friday, February 13.

The top 20 pictures will be published in the Express and it will then be up to our readers to vote for their favourite.

The winner of each category will receive a Canon Power Shot SX510HR bridge camera and a framed copy of their photograph.

Entries need to be sent via email to photocomp@wakefield.ac.uk.

They should include your name, age, school and a contact telephone number.

For more information on the competition visit www.wakefield.ac.uk