Mathias Svold wins College Photographer of the Year

Mathias Svold has won the portfloio category at CPOY and has thereby been awarded College Photographer of the Year, which is the main prize of the competition.

A group of girls are singing and dancing in the sea because the youth team of ‘Bogense IF’ have just won a football match 2-1 against ‘Rudkøbing Boldklub’. Picture by Mathias Svold from the story “Always the same and never alike”.

Early morning (Danish time) the jury at CPOY judged the last category of the competition – the portfolio category. Four portfolios were in the final round and among these a portfolio by Mathias Svold. In the final voting the jury selected Mathias Svold as the main winner of this year’s CPOY.

Picture by Mathiad Svold from the story “The Lost Boys of Belgrade”.

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Mathias Svold’s portfolio consisted of four different stories, where all of them have been made at DMJX together with another DMJX student, Ulrik Hasemann. Among the stories is “The Wild Within”, which was exhibited at our anniversry exhibtion in June this year. And another story was “Always The Same And Never Alike”, which was Mathias Svold and Ulrik Hasemann’s final BA project from this spring.

In the past years DMJX have had great succes in the CPOY competition. This is also the case this year, where DMJX students have received several prizes in the competition – for instance first prize to Emil Hougaard in the Spot News category and first prize to Simon Læssøe in the Feature category.

All the DMJX winners can be seen on this website, where we have updated news from each day of the competition.

Next week the CPOY will continue with the video/multimedia categories.