Winning entries for Harpenden photo contest revealed
PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:21 07 September 2018
The winners of Harpenden Town Council’s first photography competition have been announced.
The 80 entries were judged by town mayor David Heritage, town clerk Carl Cheevers, Harpenden Photographic Society chair Peter Stevens and council officers Sophia Barrett and Heather Scott.
The prize for each category was a framed print of their photograph, a £100 voucher, as well as a certificate signed by the town mayor and the chair of the Harpenden Photographic Society.
The winner of best overall photograph also won a year’s membership to the Harpenden Photographic Society.
Gill Gwatkin won best wildlife photo for her picture of a Heron at Batford Springs Nature Reserve.
Steve Collins won best seasonal photograph for his picture of a couple walking in the snow in Rothamsted Park, and won best photo highlighting Harpenden for his time-lapse picture of traffic outside the Harpenden Arms at Christmas.
Chrissie Adams won best social media photograph for her picture of a young boy in the woods taken in St Johns Wood (the Ups and Downs).
James Austin won best young person’s photo for his picture of a bee collecting pollen.
David Whitbread won best photo of a Harpenden independent business and best overall photograph for his picture of Thorns Tobacconist in black and white.
The prizes were given at the town hall on Monday, September 3 with the town mayor and chair of the Photographic Society present.