BV Dairy hosted the winners of their Photography Competition to a presentation event at their offices in Shaftesbury.
The competition, for 16s and under, was launched at this year’s Shaftesbury Festival in May with the theme of ‘Animals, Birds, Fish or Reptiles’. It received a huge amount of interest and the entries were split into 3 groups – up to 8 years, 9-11 years and 12 years and over. Shortlisted images were displayed at the BV Dairy Stand at the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show in August where they received a tremendous amount of very positive comment.
BV Dairy called on the expert help of Graham Hiscock from Studio H Photography in Wincanton and Stewart Canham, the chairman of The Dorset Wildlife Trust Photographic Group who recently appeared on ITV’s ‘Nature Nuts’ with Julian Clary to provide knowledgeable, independent judging. Graham and Stewart confirmed that they were impressed by the very high quality of the images and they gave individual feedback on every picture with constructive comment to help the young photographers in future projects.
Winners in each age-group were offered a choice of prize and could either attend a 2 hour, one-to-one photography course with Graham geared to their level of expertise or they could receive their winning image as a 50cm x 30cm canvas print. Runners up received a copy of the National Geographic Guide to Photography – a new, fun publication geared toward younger photographers.
The winners were:
- 8 Years and under category:
1st Prize – Matilda Miles
Placed – Harry Lewis & Tabatha Miles
- 9 – 11 Years category:
1st Prize – Jessica Gaffney
Placed – Sophie Hunt & Ruth Chase
- 12 Years and over category:
1st Prize – Sophie Dewberry
Placed – Ella-Rose Green & Ben Green
Millie was on hand to assist Harry Cowan, BV Dairy’s Commercial Director, and Graham present the prizes and everyone enjoyed refreshments, including award winning Dorset Clotted Cream with scones and jam. Check out the winning images by clicking here.
BV Dairy are pleased to confirm that they will be working again with Studio H Photography for the judging of this second completion and Graham has already said that he is looking forward to seeing more of the wealth of talent from young photographers in the area.
Studio H Photography is a husband and wife team working in all aspects of photography – weddings, commercial projects and social event photography are Graham’s speciality whilst Trixie, his wife, is in her element in the studio working on portraits, in particular newborns, babies, kids and teens. Both are extremely experienced in their fields and have an upbeat friendly approach that puts their subjects at ease and a creative flair with attention to detail ensures that clients’ requirements are always satisfied. Check out the new website (www.studiohphotography.co.uk) for details of their many awards and acclaim together will full contact information.