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: https://www.swindoncivicvoice.org.uk/2019/06/civic-day-2019-review/
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 winner in the adult category is Matt Jones – here he is with his winning photograph:
You can’t see it too well from that shot so here it is:
Here’s the junior winner, Kelsey Ward, with her photograph of the GWR Hotel:
The runner-up in the junior category is Megan Gibson with a photograph of St Peter’s church in Penhill
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: https://www.facebook.com/swindoncivicvoice/ and tell your friends!