Bachelor of Photography student Dylan Crawford has been nominated for a Queensland Clarion Awardfor his photojournalism essay depicting Indigenous protestors at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

It’s the second award nomination for the talented photographer who, with journalism studentLilly Mackenzie were nominated for a Mid-Year Walkley Student Journalist of the Year Award.

Dylan said he was thrilled by the nomination.

“To finish my final year of my Bachelor’s with not just a Walkley nomination but now a Clarion nomination is truly validating and mind-blowing. To be counted amongst past and my fellow current nominees is such an honour.”

Dylan’s love of photography stems from an innate curiosity with the world around him and the joy that comes from capturing moments that would otherwise be missed by those busily hurrying through their day.

He says he believes the greatest gift photography can give comes from sharing these moments with those who’ve missed them, “hoping to open their eyes to the importance of taking the time to see how incredible our world is”.

Three Griffith graduates have also been nominated for Clarion Awards — Amy Mitchell Whittington (Brisbane Times, Best New Journalist), Jacob Wilson (Jimboomba Times, Best Multicultural), and Stephen Stockwell (ABC Triple J, Hack, Rural Journalism).

The Queensland Clarion Awards are the pre-eminent state-based awards promoting excellence in the media. The annual awards celebrate quality journalism, and reward a media professional whose commitment to excellence in media coverage best informs and entertains Queensland.

The awards will be announced on Saturday, September 8.