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Wokingham Borough Mayor announces winners of the amateur photography competition

Wokingham Borough Mayor announces winners of the amateur photography competition

19 May 2021
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Wokingham Borough Mayor Malcolm Richards and Home-Start Wokingham District were delighted to host a ceremonial presentation of awards for the recent digital photography competition. With all Covid-19 safety guidelines observed, the event took place at the Shinfield Grange on the afternoon of Tuesday 18 May.


An overwhelming amount of photos have been received and entries were split into two categories: young people (11 to 17 year olds) and adults (18+). Prizes, a £100 voucher for a family photo shoot or a one to one photography tutorial and mounted prints were sponsored by professional photographers Marla White and Tina Panting. The winners were chosen as follows:



  • First place: Rowan Thatcher
  • Second place: Lauren Malins
  • Third place: Maddie Behan


  • First place: Aaron Hopkins
  • Second place: Wayne Box
  • Third place: Greg Mitchell

The competition marked Home-Start’s 25 th  anniversary, a local charity supporting families with young children through life’s toughest times. The theme focused on out of home-starts and called for an illustration of the outdoor environment. It provided the perfect opportunity to showcase your favourite activity, a sport you enjoy or share a lockdown walk you have discovered.


“All photographs were nothing short of spectacular and shortlisting our winners was certainly not an easy task,” said Wokingham Borough Mayor, Malcolm Richards. “My congratulations to our champions and a huge well done to all participants. The last year has been particularly challenging, so I am very impressed with how you’ve approached this competition and all the imaginative, creative work that’s been submitted. I’d also like to warmly thank our independent businesses for supporting the initiative and donating the fantastic prizes.”


The judging panel included the Borough Mayor Malcolm Richards, the chair of trustees of Home-Start Gareth Heard and photographers Marla White and Tina Panting.

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