Wellington Point State High School students show skills in Young Archies and photo prize

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS: Ivy Hinson and Breanna Cummings worked together to create this shot.

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS: Ivy Hinson and Breanna Cummings worked together to create this shot.

WELLINGTON Point State High School students have shown their artistic prowess in recent photography and portrait competitions.

During Queensland School Library Week earlier this year, two students won a library photoshoot competition, receiving book vouchers for themselves and for the school.

Students were tasked with taking a photograph that portrayed the connections school libraries created.

Year 7 student Breanna Cummings and year 11 student Ivy Hinson collaborated to come up with an image that used a visual illusion to show Breanna seeking books up in the clouds.

A Wellington Point State High School spokeswoman said their shot showed Breanna reaching to expand her imagination.

"The theme for this year was Making Connections and Breanna and Ivy worked together to devise a photo that was whimsical and also illustrated a love of books," she said.

Judges praised the pair's thoughtful and imaginative interpretation of the topic and use of the camera with minimal resources.

PERSONALITY: Angus Copeland, Kyra Synnott and Chloe Maker submitted portraits to the Young Archie, aiming to capture the spirits of their subjects.

PERSONALITY: Angus Copeland, Kyra Synnott and Chloe Maker submitted portraits to the Young Archie, aiming to capture the spirits of their subjects.

Meanwhile, art students were busy painting and drawing portraits to enter into the Young Archie prize.

The Young Archies, which celebrate budding young artists from across the country, is the little sister of the Archibald Prize, Australia's most famous portrait competition.

Artists between five and 18 can submit portraits in four age categories and finalists' paintings are displayed in the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

All portraits must reflect someone who plays a significant role in the artists' life.

Wellington Point State High School submitted three entries to the prize, with each artist aiming to capture the spirit of their subject in their works.

Year 12 student Chloe Maker submitted a quirky portrait of her younger sister, capturing the fun they would have in the afternoons after school.

Fellow year 12 student Kyra Synnott painted her best friend using rich, traditional colour, while year 7 artist Angus Copeland chose his brother because he admires his individuality.

The spokeswoman said the school was proud of the students' efforts.