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'Wonderful Villages' Photo Competition 2020
'Wonderful Villages' Photo Competition 2020

THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED

Our 2020 ‘Wonderful Villages’ photo competition was run for the benefit of ALL RURAL village halls in the UK, large or small, rich or poor, connected to large social networks or serving tiny communities.

There were 672 photos submitted and would like to thank all the entrants for taking part. The awards total £2,850 of which the entrants win £950 and their nominated village halls are awarded £1,900.

As previously announced, we put the judging on hold because we were all rudely interrupted by COVD-19, and our plans to travel the country to present the winners and their nominated village halls with the financial awards had to be set aside because of lockdowns, travel restrictions, and social distancing requirements. Instead, as with so many people and organisations this year, we have resorted to technology. We produced a short video of the judges discussing the 5 winning photographs on a Zoom meeting.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE JUDGES ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS, AND SEE THE PHOTOS

By way of a reminder, the theme was ‘Village Life - a photo which characterises the value of community in your village’. Photos must have been taken from within the UK, in UK villages, and the village shown must be specified in the entry form. To qualify for judging, an eligible photo must be taken in a UK village and show content which encapsulates the value of community in that village. The competition aims to celebrate village life and the role of village halls in their communities and ‘Judges were looking for photos that encapsulate the sense of village community.’ Although not mandatory, judges tended to be impressed by content which emphasised the vital contribution which village halls make to the sense of community within villages.

 

WINNERS

Winning Position

Photograher

Photograper Wins

Nominated Village Hall

County

Nominated Hall Wins

1

Mike Gardiner

£500.00

Whitecroft War Memorial Hall

Gloucestershire

£1,000.00

2

Mattyy Simpson

£250.00

Great Salkeld Village Hall & Reading Room

Cumbria

£500.00

3

Jane Williams

£125.00

Littleton-upon-Severn Village Hall

Gloucestershire

£250.00

4

Piers Howell

£50.00

Cheriton Fitzpaine Parish Hall

Devon

£100.00

5

Ian Holloway

£25.00

South Harting Community Hall

Hampshire

£50.00

 

Winners and their nominated halls will be contacted to arrange award payments.

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