Amateur Photographic Competition 2009

Monday 28 September 2009

The photo competition was a great success: 47 individuals entered, with a total of 103 entries. The standard of the entries was very high, and the judging panel of Tom McDonnell, Marina McMullan & Ann Henderson had to make some very difficult decisions.

Viewing all the pictures anonymously, the panel looked in particular for images that reflected life on Rathlin, or the distinctive look and beauty of the island.

The judging panel felt that for 3rd place it would be fairest to award £10 each to three entries instead of £25 for the overall 3rd place prize. Also, it was decided that because of the high standard of entries, an overall shortlist of fifteen instead of twelve would be selected. All fifteen winning and commended entries are now posted on the site under 'Image Galleries'. Congratulations to all the winners and commended entrants, and thanks to all who entered!

1st Place (£75) Nuala Simpson, Suffolk: 'Rue Point stormy weather, No. 1'
2nd Place (£50) Nicky Hainey, Rathlin: 'C'on Rathlin'
3rd Place (£10) Cathy McCurdy, Rathlin: 'I need a longer tongue!'
3rd Place (£10) Linda Neely, Coleraine: 'Rathlin by the sea'
3rd Place (£10) Margaret O'Brien, Manchester: 'View from the East'

Jackie Codd, Hillsborough: 'Untitled'
Leah Mitchell, Ballygowan: 'Rue lighthouse from Roonivoolin walk'
Anne Ford, Kells: 'Garden vista'
Bridie Rollins, Bath: 'Rathlin rocks'
Heather Neely, Coleraine: 'Rathlin calling'
John McKee, Ballyclare: 'Look what got washed up'
Jason Coyle, Ballyclare: 'Time stands still'
Fiona McCurdy, Rathlin: 'Gone fishing!'
Eamon Green, Rathlin: 'Looking up to Dun an Rua'
Victor Reijs, Dublin: 'Silverweed overtaking the Coolnagrock road'

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