Swanage Carnival photo competition winners revealed

The winners of the Swanage Carnival photomarathon have been announced and medals awarded for producing the best photos in just 48 hours.

With 32 entrants and 241 high quality images submitted, it made the job of choosing the winners extremely tricky for the judges.

winners of photo competition
Nadine Hudson-Featherstone

Some of the winners (left to right) Lara M, Haley Woodward, Andrew Mallaber, Johnny Powell, (front) Emma W

Photo challenge over 48 hours

The challenge was to take photos in Swanage over a 48 hour period on a variety of set topics and then submit the best pictures with a limit of one photo per category.

It started at 12 noon on Saturday 30th July with a deadline for the return of their entries by 12 noon on Monday 1st August 2022.

“Tough job for the judges”

Organiser of the photomarathon and carnival team member, Nadine Hudson-Featherstone said:

“The entries were all to an excellent standard and I wished they could all have won. I do hope everyone who took part enjoyed the challenge.

“I’d really like to encourage others who enjoy photography to join in next year – all the photos that are entered get displayed, not just the winners.

“It was a tough job for the judges as there were so many brilliant photos, so congratulations to the winners!”

Winners of each category

  • Red – Haley Woodward
  • Fairy Tale – Jules Bond
  • Excitement – Johnny Powell
  • Sand – Elizabeth Guichard
  • Environment – Johnny Powell
  • Fun – Emma Sugden
  • Family – Emma W (under 16 entrant)
  • Music – Andrew Mallaber
  • Procession – Megan Colley
  • Calm – joint winners Jo Fowler and Simon Parvin

Highly commended young photographers

  • Family – Harry F
  • Calm – Jessica F
  • Fun – Lara M
  • Sand – Kyle B

All the photographs are now displayed for everyone to view in the entrance to the Carnival Arms bar in the marquee on Sandpit Field.

Winners gallery

Man in red
Haley Woodward

Red by Haley Woodward

Jules Bond

Fairy Tale by Jules Bond

Johnny Powell

Excitement by Johnny Powell

Elizabeth Guichard

Sand by Elizabeth Guichard

Johnny Powell

Environment by Johnny Powell

Boy in hole
Emma Sugden

Fun by Emma Sugden

handprints in sand
Emma W

Family by Emma W (under 16 entrant)

Singer on stage
Andrew Mallabar

Music by Andrew Mallaber

Carnival procession
Megan Colley

Procession by Megan Colley

Jo Fowler

Calm – joint winner Jo Fowler

man with dog
Simon Parvin

Calm – joint winner Simon Parvin

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