The organizers of a Machynlleth nature photography contest opened polling stations in search of the champion of their people.
On Thursday, September 16, Gerddi Bro Ddyfi Gardens (GBDG) organized an award ceremony for the winners of their summer photo competition, at which the jury recognized the high level of the entries received.
The winners were awarded their prizes by local entrepreneurs and jurors of the competition. GBDG hosted two free photography workshops in the community gardens in August with professional photographer Jean Napier MA to give budding photographers tips and exercises on how to take good pictures.
Citizens can now vote for the People’s Choice award from any of the winning photos displayed in the Save the Children shop and on the Gerddi Bro Ddyfi Gardens website at www.gerddibroddyfigardens.co.uk. .
The judges for the competition were Jean Napier MA, professional photographer and lecturer, Geoff Young of Pen’rallt Gallery Bookshop, and Kiran Ingham, photographer and filmmaker.
The People’s Choice winner will receive a Â£ 10 voucher from the Pen’rallt Gallery Bookshop and a photo book of their choice from Jean Napier MA. The deadline for voting is October 15th.
Jean Napier MA, said: “The standard of the pictures was amazing and the participants really enjoyed walking and taking photos in the beautiful garden of Gerddi Bro Dyfi with the variety of subjects. It was great to see both the young children as well as the adults enjoy being. ” to appreciate the many different flowers and herbs there and not only learn tips on how to improve photography, but also learn the names of the flora. An all-round great project! ”
First adult prize went to David Leppard, who received a Â£ 60 meal voucher from Charles Dark to the Wynnstay Hotel, while under 18 first prize was Henry Brown awarded by Mark Clive of local electrical company Bright Sparks 60 Pound received.
Second prize went to SiÃ¢n Campion for a tube donated by Travis Perkins. Highly acclaimed winners were Louise Smith, who received a Â£ 10 voucher from Jonathan Gross of Dyfi Wholefoods, and Pat Leppard, who received a Â£ 10 voucher from Mair Tomos of Blodyn Tatws.