Three budding photographers snapped up the chance to visit the House of Commons as part of a prestigious national competition.

Walsall College HND photography students Hannah Walklett, aged 19, and Kristofor Green, 32, were shortlisted for the final of the EEF Made in Britain photography awards and former Walsall student Shane Butler, 20, won in the best photograph by an amateur photographer category.

The trio travelled to London for a celebration event hosted by Barry Sheerman MP on the House of Commons terrace.

Hannah said: “The occasion itself was quite informal and consisted of a room full of photographers all comparing and talking about their work which was nice. The fact we got shortlisted out of about 800 entrants is a fantastic achievement.”

Cap: Hannah Walklett, Shane Butler, and Kristofor Green outside Walsall College