Scarlett Evans, Sony World Photography Awards

Scarlett Evans, a 22-year-old student at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, is among ten finalists named in the Student Focus category.

Scarlett shot her winning image (above) in response to the competition brief which sought a single image depicting ‘Tomorrow’s News’.

‘I took the winning image outside a church in Nashville, Tennessee… It seemed like such an incongruous juxtaposition of old and new faiths. The irony of it just made me laugh.’

Scarlett added: ‘It’s really exciting to have been selected as a Student Focus finalist – it was not really something I was expecting.

‘I am especially pleased to have won the camera as mine is currently broken, so it couldn’t have come at a better time.’

Awards organisers have told finalists they must now shoot a series of self-portraits, using their newly won full-frame Alpha 7, to fulfil the second competition brief.

The overall winner, to be announced on 30 April, will bag €35,000 of Sony gear for their university.

The Sony World Photography Awards Student Focus contest aims to ‘support and inspire future generations of photographers’.