Our judges have finally picked the winners of our Tudor Calendar Photography Competition 2014.
We received 135 entries in total so it was hard work for the judges, but they managed to whittle the entries down to 62 after the first round of judging and then a final shortlist of 16. There were persuasive arguments about the merits of each picture and it was really difficult to choose. No details were given to the judges about the names of the photographers, the photos were simply judged on their aesthetics and interest. It was then time to pick an overall winner to go on the cover of the 2015 calendar – phew!
So, here are the names of the winners:
- Overall winner – David Ross wins a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate (or a £30 Amazon.co.uk gift certificate) for his photo of Elton Hall, Cambridgeshire, a beautiful building which has a tower and chapel built in the reign of Henry VII.
- Runner-up – Joan McHugh wins $25 Amazon gift certificate (or equivalent) for her photo of Hampton Court Palace.
- Photos for the other 10 months, each photographer will receive a calendar containing their photo – Bethany Cattell for her photo of Wenlock Priory, James Wadham for his photo of Littlecote House, Barry Payne for his photo of Warwick Castle, Adena Friedberg for her photo of Leeds Castle, Ange Harper for her photo of “Anne Boleyn” and Hever Castle, Emma Wheatley for her photo of Sudeley Castle, Christine Tomlinson for her photo of Hever Castle, Alison Ratcliffe for her photo of Little Morton Hall, Edwina Abrook for her photo of Hever Castle, and Martin Walker for his photo of Berry Pomeroy Castle.
The judges wanted to make a special mention of Julie Trusson and her photo “Lily in the Garden at Sudeley Castle” as they loved it and really wished there was a 13th month!
I’ll be contacting all the winners for address details and I will of course share details of the other photos and also the calendar and how to order it when it’s been put together. It’s going to be a beautiful calendar.