Through the Lens

Posted on 10th June 2011 | in Amble Photographic Group , Community , What's On

An exciting three days were had in the Parish hall over the Bank Holiday when 210 photos, most taken by Amble people, aged from 6 to 90, were on display. All the entries to the ‘Through the Lens’ competition were displayed and the exhibition was opened by Mayor Les Bilboe. Prizes were awarded on Monday afternoon. The competition organisers were St. Cuthbert’s Church and Amble Photographic Group.

This year’s new category; the People’s Choice was won by Ian Gardiner.for his portrait of John Lyth, a well known local figure. A special committee prize for a Community Group was awarded to Amble Outreach at Dovecote Centre.

The children who entered were all under 9, sadly there were no entries by youngsters between 9 and18.

Thanks to everyone who entered, and to sponsors of prizes: Nickalls and Co., Amble Boat Company, Harbour Fish Bar,Amble Youth Project and Co-operative Funeralcare. Amble Town Council donated £200 towards the administative costs. The competition and exhibition were only possible with all their help.

The results were as follows
Links First School won the prize of £100, donated by Co-operative Funeralcare for their school portfolio and Edwin Street First school achieved a second prize of £50. Adult prizes were £50, £20 and £10; children’s prizes £20, £10 and £5.

Adults       1st: Lionel Bryan
                   2nd: Brian Flanighan
                   3rd: Darryn Wade
Children    1st: Hope Vernon
                   2nd: Lily Warren
                   3rd:  Jessica King
Adults      1st: Darryn Wade
                   2nd: Joan Vickers
                   3rd: Jim Wrigglesworth
Children    1st: Hope Vernon
                   2nd: Hope Vernon
Committee prize: Amble Outreach Group

Norma Hinson

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