And the winners are….
Chichester Ship Canal Trust’s 2021 photography competition, open to all amateur photographers, attracted a high calibre of entries. We are delighted to announce that first place (Basin in the mist) went to Donna Trethewey; Donna won a voucher kindly donated by Imber Court Photo Training, for a one-to-one session with them. The runners up prize of 4 tickets for a scheduled boat ride on Kingfisher went to Nikki Holden (Attracting the birds). All entrants’ photos are displayed in the Canal Heritage Centre.
The Trust awarded a special prize of cake and soft drinks to five clients from Apuldram Centre for adults with learning disabilities. Having taken part in a creative arts and photography course run by Michael Norris, the Apuldram Activity Co-ordinator, the course attendees were inspired to enter the Trust’s competition.
This year, we received 102 entries of great quality with photos ranging from Canal wildlife, rowing boats, Canal architecture and sculpture, through to people enjoying themselves.
We held a presentation on the 24th August, where Dorothy Cox (Canal Trustee) and Ashley Gardner (Imber Court Photo Training) met the winners and presented them with their prizes. Ashley, who led the panel commented “Imber Court was delighted to support the Canal Trust with its competition and are very happy with our selection. We felt that the winning entries reflects our beautiful Chichester Canal”. Dorothy added, “Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to Ashley at Imber Court for the first prize donation. We are grateful to all the entrants for their interest and contributions; the standard was high again this year. And a special thank you for the entries from the Apuldram Clients”.