Discover Ashfield Photography Competition Winners 2020

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Congratulations to the winners of the second Discover Ashfield Photography Competition!

The competition ran by Discover Ashfield with Ashfield District Council, aimed to find photographs that promote and increase awareness of Ashfield.

The brief was to photograph our urban landscape, with a focus on the successful industry that is based in Ashfield. The images also had to represent one of the four strands of Discover Ashfield; Love Where You Live, More to Discover, Places to Enjoy and Succeed in Ashfield.

There was a variety of images entered into the competition and interestingly many chose to focus their photographs around Ashfield’s railways.

The four winners were:

David Curry's photograph The Train Station which shows a picture of Kirkby-in-Ashfields Train Station in black and white

David Curry with The Train Station

Jeanette Carter with Kirkby in Ashfield Men in Sheds this depicts a workers hands close-up and in detail carving wood

Jeanette Carter with Kirkby-in-Ashfield Men in Sheds

Jiri Madlo with Morning Kirkby which depicts the three cricket statues in Kirkby in Ashfield in darkness under street lights

Jiri Madlo with Morning Kirkby

Jayne Moore with Spring Serenity, this depicts a church on a very bright, sunny day surrounded by cherry blossom trees

Jayne Moore with Spring Serenity

The four winners received a £100 High Street voucher and a trophy, which was presented to them outside the Council offices in Kirkby.

The Chairman of Discover Ashfield Board, Martin Rigley MBE, who was part of the judging panel, said:

“I am delighted to have the chance to judge the second Discover Ashfield Photography Competition. The change of brief meant that we got to see a different side to Ashfield, I was particularly pleased to see images that represent the manufacturing industry that is booming in Ashfield. The competition once again showed the best sides of the District.

“There were so many brilliant entries to choose from, it was a difficult decision for the judging panel, but the four winners really stood out. Their photographs are instantly recognisable as being in Ashfield.”

Cameras at the ready!

The next Discover Ashfield Photography Competition is due to take place in Spring this year. More details will be released soon on how to enter.

Terms and conditions apply.

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