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Winning entries for Harpenden photo contest revealed

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:21 07 September 2018

Steve Collins' winning entry for best for highlighting Harpenden photo.

Steve Collins' winning entry for best for highlighting Harpenden photo.

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The winners of Harpenden Town Council’s first photography competition have been announced.

Gill Gwatkin's winning entry for best wildlife photo.Gill Gwatkin's winning entry for best wildlife photo.

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.

David Whitbread's winning entry for best Harpenden independent business photo.David Whitbread's winning entry for best Harpenden independent business photo.

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.

James Austin's winning entry for best young person's photo.James Austin's winning entry for best young person's photo.

The prizes were given at the town hall on Monday, September 3 with the town mayor and chair of the Photographic Society present.

Steve Collins' winning entry for best seasonal photo.Steve Collins' winning entry for best seasonal photo.

Chrissie Adams' winning entry for best social media photo.Chrissie Adams' winning entry for best social media photo.

David Whitbread accepting his prizes with town mayor David Heritage.David Whitbread accepting his prizes with town mayor David Heritage.

Steve Collins accepting his prizes with town mayor David Heritage.Steve Collins accepting his prizes with town mayor David Heritage.

Gill Gwatkin accepting her prizes with town mayor David Heritage.Gill Gwatkin accepting her prizes with town mayor David Heritage.

James Austin accepting his prizes with town mayor David Heritage.James Austin accepting his prizes with town mayor David Heritage.

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