Photography Competition Winners Announced

Telford Shopping Centre has announced the three winners of this year’s photography competition and, as the standard of entries was so high, the organisers have also awarded commendations to an additional nine budding snappers.

Representatives from the Centre’s management team were joined by Telford-based professional photographer Craig Holmes to judge the submissions and pick a winner from each of three age groups: 11 and under, 12-17 years, and 18 years and older, with entries invited in three themed categories: Your Telford, Animal Antics, or Having Fun.

Lily Lake, from Wellington was selected as winner of the under 11 age group, for her photograph ‘Riley’s Isle of Wight Adventure’, while a photograph entitled ‘Mine!’ scored top honours in the 12-17 years age group for Hannah Thomas from Penkridge. Jenny Davis, from Shifnal scooped the top prize in the 18 years and over age group with her photograph ‘An Apple a Day’.

All winning entries were in the Animal Antics category, which was the most popular category, and each individual was presented with a £500 Telford Shopping Centre gift card.

Chris Jones, Centre Director for Telford Shopping Centre, said: “This year’s photography competition has been bigger and better than ever receiving over 500 entries and the standard was incredibly high.

“The photographs submitted were very creative and this made judging a highly enjoyable and very difficult process! Eventually we decided on three stand-out winners, however, the judges felt it was only appropriate to award commendations to three other entrants in each age category as they really did wow us with their work.”

The commended entries were each awarded a £50 Telford Shopping Centre gift card:

Under 11 – • Oliver Wilcox, from Telford for ‘Show Off’ (Animal Antics category) • Sasha Thomas, from Telford for ‘Bug Hunting in Apley Woods’ (Having Fun category) • Oliver Causer, aged from Wolverhampton for Flying High’ (Having Fun category)

12-17 Years – • Megan Bufton, from Telford for ‘Clifton Suspension Bridge’ (Having Fun category) • Natalie Withers, fromWolverhampton for ‘Hello! Nice to Meet You’ (Animal Antics category) • Ellie Shields, from Shrewsbury for ‘Monty Eating Nuts’ (Animal Antics category)

18 Years and Over – • Paul Walder, from Telford for ‘Red Wrekin’ (Your Telford category) • Andrew Ventress, from Telford for ‘Fun at the Fair’ (Having Fun category) • Chris Lewis, from Telford for ‘Southwater Reflection’s (Your Telford)