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Buckshaw Village Photographic Competition 2019 - Our Winners!

This year we received over 70 entries for our Annual Photographic Competition, which is incredible. This years theme, which really capture your imagination, was;

‘The Architecture Of Buckshaw’

How do you describe Buckshaw Village to someone? Do you mention the Green Man, the old hall or the green spaces? We wanted to see what you could capture in relation to the fantastic architecture on our village, and you did us proud!

Our judging panel, made up of those who’ve donated this years incredible range of prizes, were overwhelmed with the quality and variety of entries, and it was not an easy task to choose the winners. After much deliberation, we hope you agree that the winning entries show ‘The Architecture Of Buckshaw’ at its finest.

The 2019 winning entry, which is a photograph of Welch Walk, can be seen on this months front cover. It was submitted by Buckshaw resident Peter Curtis. The judges felt that this fantastic picture fully met the criteria and was a great reflection of the modern architecture on our village. Peter wins some amazing prizes, including a canvas of his winning picture.

We hope to bring you a picture of Peter being presented with his prizes in next month’s magazine.

Well done Peter on being this years winner!

Our second place winning entry was submitted by Bernard Noblett. It is a wonderful picture showing Buckshaw Hall in the foreground and the newly-built apartments in the background, representing the old and the new on our village and showcasing the changing face of architecture over the years.

In third place was a picture of some lesser-known historical architecture on the Brookwood Way side of the Village. Richard Smith who submitted this photograph tells us this is known as the Fire Pond Pier. This is a beautiful photograph which showed us something a little ‘different’.

Our junior entries were equally amazing, and we really struggled to choose a winner. We certainly have some very talented young photographers on the village.

Due the difficulty in choosing a winner, we decided to award a first place and a second place in our Junior category this year.

After more deliberation we finally chose our winner. The winning entry was sent in by Ella Williams, another Buckshaw resident. Ella told us she had taken this photograph whilst on a dog walk. Ella said “I just love the clouds and the accuracy of it.”

We love the picture too Ella.

Well done!

Our newly-created second place in the junior category goes to Aleesha Bladen for this fabulous

picture of more of the historic architecture on our village. Aleesha tells us “This has been a very interesting project which has helped me learn about the village I am lucky enough to live on and has also shown me how interesting photography projects can be. Myself and my mum were lucky enough to meet the residents of one of Buckshaw’s listed buildings and would like to thank the family members for allowing us to photograph the building and being so kind and welcoming. Well done Aleesha!

A huge well done to all of this our winners, and thank you to everyone else who submitted an entry in this years Photographic Competition.

Unfortunately not all entries met the brief, but they were still fantastic pictures.

Who knows, you may see your entry on the front cover of a future issue of your Friends of Buckshaw Village community magazine.