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Sarah Snashall and Delicacy
"Delicacy"Photography Sarah Snashall

See the images making Britain stop and think

Search engine giant Bing UK set out to find the country’s most talented emerging photographers – meet the winners here

This month, we announced a photo competition initiated by search engine giants Bing UK. The challenge was posed to Britain's next generation of photographers to snap a photo in response to the question, ‘What makes you stop and think?’. Dazed photographer Hanna Moon led the way by showcasing her own interpretation of the theme, capturing images of the candid everyday – from women eating chilli out of a plastic bag to people wearing face masks. Over the last three weeks, entries have been pouring in, and today saw Bing announce the talented winners.

Three awards were up for grabs, with the first, the Bing Originals Award, going to Sarah Snashall for her submission, “Delicacy” – for which she’ll take home a Nikon D5200 camera, courtesy of the search engine. Snashall desribes the image as “A spider’s web on the cabinet door in all its intricate beauty. The way that the background is blurred makes the subject matter a lot more projective. It made me think that there’s a lot more out there than our naked eye can see, and when we take a step back we come across the most interesting of things.”

Alongside Snashall, the Bing Originals Instagram Sharing Prize Draw Winner was named as Jaime-Lea Letherland for “ILLEGAL TERRITORY” – an image that saw the creative glimpse into an abandoned set of buildings covered in graffiti – and the Editor’s Winner awarded to Emily Bennett, for “Playing In Cathedral Magic", a picture that captured a rainbow-lit pavement amongst a dark night. Bennett's winning image will be featured on Bing UK’s homepage for a day.