Photography Competition 2019: The Winners

20th October 2019

Photography Competition 2019

Photography Competition 2019: The Winners: At this year’s Civic Day we launched the inaugural Swindon Civic Voice photography competition. The purpose of this post is to share some of the winning photographs.

For a review of our 2019 Civic Day activities read here:

Our idea behind the competition was to engage people with the town and with our organization. Swindon Civic Voice ce strives to be a positive organization. We will challenge when we think it’s right to do that – but we’re also keen to work with others where we can to promote Swindon’s rich history.

We chose as this year’s theme, Swindon’s architectural landscape. We do intend to run the competition again next year but probably with a different theme. We had two age groups – one for juniors and one for adults.

Richard Wintle of the Calyx Picture Agency was kind enough to judge the entries for us.

The Presentation

We held a low-key presentation ceremony in the Baker’s Community Cafe in the award-winning  GWR Railway Village –  now an Historic England Heritage Action Zone.

Photography Competition 2019: The Winners

Photography Competition 2019: The Winners with chair of Swindon Civic Voice, Angela Atkinson

The winner in the adult category is Matt Jones – here he is with his winning photograph:

chair of swindon civiv voice presenting photograph to adult winner

You can’t see it too well from that shot so here it is:

Flyover over the M4 taken by Matt Jones

Flyover over the M4

Here’s the junior winner, Kelsey Ward, with her photograph of the GWR Hotel:

Chair of SCV presenting prize to junior winner

The runner-up in the junior category is Megan Gibson with a photograph of St Peter’s church in Penhill

chair SCV presenting prize to runner up in photography competition 2019

And now we have the SCV Chair’s highly commended for Jodie Hackett. It must be pointed out that Jodie didn’t actually follow the brief of Swindon’s architectural landscape – and submitted the photograph below entitled: WWII’s Secrets – Location: Falmouth, Cornwall. But we all thought it was a fab photograph and wanting to encourage rather than discourage we decided on a highly commended award. Thank you for entering Jodie.

So thanks to all our entrants and winners. Follow our Facebook page here: and tell your friends!


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