Talented teen snapper is in the frame for a prize

UP FOR A PRIZE ... Adam Gofton. Below, one of his British Grand Prix pictures.

UP FOR A PRIZE ... Adam Gofton. Below, one of his British Grand Prix pictures.

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A TALENTED young photographer has put himself in the frame for national success after reaching the final stages of a top competition.

Adam Gofton, 16, from Seaton Carew, has been shortlisted in the final stages of the EEF/Lombard ‘Make it Britain’ photography competition.

Adam has impressed judges in the young photographer category of the competition after submitting some images he took at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in the summer.

The English Martyrs School & Sixth Form College student will head to the House of Commons next month for the awards ceremony.

His work will be on display at the event, where he hopes to find out if he has been crowned as the overall winner.

The competition aims to raise the profile of British manufacturing by showcasing the industry’s creativity, diversity and heritage through inspiring photography.

Adam, who lives with mum Sharon and younger sister Hannah in Intrepid Close, said: “I was delighted to find out I’d been shortlisted for this award and knowing my work will be displayed in the House of Commons is the icing on the cake.

“Manufacturing offers endless opportunities for creative, dramatic and eye-catching images, but the tricky part is really capturing its essence and therefore the imagination of the judges.”

Adam is no stranger to success in similar competitions having previously walked away with honours from the Rotary Club for some eye-catching snaps.

Dr David Clark, executive secretary of the ERA Foundation, added: “This competition is about capturing the spirit of modern-day manufacturing and Adam has to be congratulated for taking a standout photograph that does exactly that.

“His image successfully captures the rich innovation, excitement and importance of industry in Britain today and I can’t wait to see it displayed in Parliament to maximum effect.”