Judging has just taken place for our Christmas 2020 themed photo competition. Our local judge Veronica Lillies had a really tricky time selecting the winners from our entries such was the high standard of photography. After much deliberation, in the adult section, Paul Collyer’s entry “A Shropshire Christmas” was chosen as the winner. Veronica loved Paul’s explanation of why he took the photo. Paul says “We lost my Mother in 2020 and always travelled south to be with her at Christmas, so this year was our first at home in 15 years. My wife wanted a uniquely ‘Shropshire Christmas’ scene so snuck out when the snow landed over Xmas and captured this shot for her”.
Second place goes to D Fairweather for her colourful Jingle Bells – Veronica felt it fitted the theme very well. Third place goes to J Adger with her unusual view of the Viewing Mound or Gloriette.
The winning photo for the under 15 year olds was taken by D Schlatter who says ‘I took this picture when Santa was at the Castle with his sleigh. It is always magical when he comes past in our village’. Veronica felt the entry was of a very high standard for someone so young.
Congratulations to all our winners. As soon as we are able we will put the winning photographs in the window at kitchen@thecastle.
Our January photo competition will be launched shortly with the theme “Lockdown 3 – light at the end of the tunnel”. Plenty of opportunities to be creative with this theme. Photos can be taken at any location and we will be announcing our next village judge in a couple of days.
All entries should be entered by 12 noon on 6 February. Good luck everyone!