University of Nottingham – School of the Built Environment
Curator: Dr Lucelia Rodrigues
Every year the department promotes a number of architectural field trips for students across all years and courses. Field trips are undeniably excellent educational tools giving the students not only the direct experience of significant architectures in different cultural, social and physical environments but also the chance to interact and bound with diverse people and communities, nationally and internationally. Taking part in a field trip with an ‘architecture minded group' offers the advantage of sharing one's interest and passion and often translates into unforgettable experiences and memories.
This is not necessarily an architectural photo competition, although architecture is the theme of the trips. The competition is to reward an artistic and sensitive eye rather than a mechanical photo framing exercise. All short-listed entries are awarded with recognition: they are exhibited in the End of Year Show and stay in place until next year's competition. The top winners also received a printed and framed version of their photo. All printing services are provided by John E. Wright.
In 2012 students were asked to question human relationships through photography. The theme of the Field Trip Photo Competition 2012 was 'Symbiosis?'.
The Competition this year was judged by Rachel Grigor, tutor within the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment, Martine Hamilton Knight, author and photographer of Built Vision and Nottingham Vision & finally Adrian Nicholls, Commercial &Marketing Manager for the John E. Wright group.