9 December 2023

Photography competition winners revealed

The Open Photography Competition, with trophies sponsored by Hedon Viewfinders Photography Club, was judged at the Preston Show on Saturday, August 19.

The Landscapes/Seascapes winner and the Photographer of the Year 2023 was Dulcie Dennis, from Hedon. Dulcie’s image of a townscape through the archways taken from the roof of St Augustine’s Church was a worthy winner, said Hedon Viewfinders judge Glenn Stallard.

David Prideaux’s Paull Lights and Sheep in the Landscape by Kym Mason came second and third in the Landscapes/Seascapes category.

In the Pets/Wildlife category, Martin Cooper’s Pet Dog was first, Bruno Sees Toys by Pat Ferguson was second, and Jo-Anne Powney’s Harvest Mouse was third.

In the Transport category, Jo-Anne Powney came first with Is it a Car – or a Planter? Runners-up were Maggie Wingfield with The Coronation Steamer and Janet Bucknall with Tractors.

David Bell’s Old Jalopy topped the Black and White category, with Dave Hook’s Cycle Silhouettes and Mary Wood’s Farmyard Delight coming in second and third.

Young Photographer of the Year was not awarded this year, but there will be more news on this soon. The Open Photography Competition runs every year at the Preston Show organised by Hedon Viewfinders.

Ray Duffill, on behalf of the club, said: “With special thanks to Glenn Stallard, who as the judge, had the difficult task of adjudicating nearly 100 images. Many, many thanks to the organisers of the show, the Preston Village Community Group, and particularly the show marquee staff who looked after us so wonderfully. And thank you to all those who entered photographs and made the competition display such a visually enjoyable experience.”