The first prize competition that we opened to the general public took place on Tuesday 27th September and although the number of entries wasn't quite as high as we had hoped for the standard more than made up for that.
The evening was judged by our chairman and regional judge Kevin Day who offered a good selection of tips and ideas on possible improvements to the submissions as well as thoughtful critique. The range of images was very encouraging and in a very close fought competition it was the vibrancy and excitement of Janet Turner's Edinburgh that just took top place.
Mark Collins Exhausted seal was 2nd...
...and Edmund Giles took 3rd place with his delightful Elephant Love
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd places each won a cash prize and we have already had a number of people asking if we would be able to run this as an annual event.
The full results were:
Janet Turner EDINBURGH 20
Mark Collins EXHAUSTED 20
Edmund Giles ELEPHANT LOVE 20
David Woods EXCURSION 19
Vanessa Wright EXOTIC BLOOM 19
Janet Cottrell EMU 18
Karen Lea ELIZABETH 18
Maria Krupa EARTH 18
Michael Turner EYES ABSTRACT 18
Brinley Jones EXTERIOR 17
Emma Clegg ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE 17
Hayley Watkins EIFFEL TOWER 17
Susan Harvey ENRAPTURE 17
Joanne Cook EVENING PRIMROSE 16
Sarah Dinnie EMILIO 16