The winners of the Wellesley Woodlands Photography Competition were each presented with their prizes and congratulated by the Mayor at the Wellesley Fete on Saturday 4th May.
Shaun Jackson was the over 18s winner, with his spectacular image of the Firing Wall in the snow.
Jemima Davies, who won the under 18s category of the Wellesley Woodlands Photography Competition, is a pupil at St. Michael’s Junior School. Jemima wrote this for her school newsletter:
“I was in the school office when I saw a flyer for the photography competition. I was eager to enter the under 18s category and totally over the moon when I won. At the beginning of Year Six I started photography and did it as my ‘All About Me’ homework project, which led to my family buying me a lens ball. I used it for the winning photograph. [Winning the competition] is one of the greatest achievements of my life and has really encouraged me to believe I can accomplish my dreams regarding photography.”
Highly commended in the Over 18 category was Frances O’Sang, with her creative composite image of the Wellington Monument and Chalk Farm Lake.
The Under 18 category Highly Commended was Izzy Bennet, who is just seven years old. Her photograph of a girl creating a leaf angel perfectly captures the spirit of a family visit to Wellesley Woodlands.