Pannett Park photography competition hailed a success

"Early morning snow" by Keith Wright
"Early morning snow" by Keith Wright

A PANNETT Park photography competition, where entries must have been taken “in the park and of the park” has been labelled a huge success.

The Friends of Pannett Park photographic competition attracted 40 entries in the adult class, 28 entries in the 11 years and under class and four entries in the manipulated class, which required images to be altered to represent the work of a named artist.

Friends of Pannett Park spokeswoman Linda Sims said: “The judges were Sid Weatherill and Mike Shaw who were pleased with the standard of the prints and would have liked to discuss them with the photographers.

“They were much taken with the children’s prints and praised them all.”

All the entries will be on display in the art gallery at the museum from 22 October to 29 October.

The results for the adults section are: 1 “Concentration” by Don Readman; 2 “Early morning snow” by Keith Wright; 3 “Pagoda” by Richard Day.

In the manipulated class the winners were: 1 “Playground”, in the style of Pablo Picasso; 2 “Calm before the storm”, in the style of a Turner watercolour; Wendy Rayment was also highly commended.

All the entries for the 11 years and under class came from Airy Hill school and the winners were: 1 “The big sea monster” by Ben Cuttler; 2 “Flowers and stones” by Harriet Brown; 3 “Flower clock” by Rebecca Morgan.