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Teen photographer's national win

Medway Bridge
Sam's photo won the Classic View youth section

Sam Baylis was 11 when he first picked up a camera.

Two years later he took a a photograph of Medway Bridge, little did he know it would be a national award winner.

The judges of the National Landscape Photographer of the Year competition were so impressed with Sam's photo of the high speed rail bridge near Rochester, they awarded him the prize for the Classic View in the Youth section.

Sam's prize is a two-day workshop with Charlie Waite one of the world's most celebrated landscape photographers.

Charlie Waite explains why Sam's photograph is so impressive

Sam's winning photograph has been exhibited at the National Theatre in London and will be published in the National Landscape Photographer of the Year book.

Sam has also got one picture through to the final of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the year competition and five through to the final of the British Wildlife Photography Awards.




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