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Ellesmere Port Photograph Competition Winners

WINNERS OF ELLESMERE PORT’S PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION RECEIVE THEIR AWARDS

The six winners of the Ellesmere Port Development Board’s photographic competition – looking for images of the very best the town has to offer – have been announced.

The competition received hundreds of entries of exciting architecture, inspirational people and secret gems, highlighting the many fantastic views the town has to offer, through the eyes of the people who live and visit here.

Competitors were able to submit entries under the six categories of Art and Architecture; People and Places; Industry, Commerce and Business; Hidden gems; Landscape, Townscape and Recreation and a special award for under 18 photography. 

The winners of each category received their awards and prizes from Deputy Mayor of Ellesmere Port, Councillor Paul Donovan at a special event held in the town’s library.

Winners
Becky Hall – People and Places
David Chennell – Art and Architecture
Eleanor Ainsworth – Under 18s
Jason Sheppard – Industry and Commerce
Neil Davies – Hidden Gems
Stefan Green – Townscape, Landscape and Recreation

Chairman of the Ellesmere Port Development Board, Robert Mee, said: “Ellesmere Port is a town that is changing, with many new developments including the iconic new college, the academy and the new Marks and Spencer but we are not always the first to highlight our successes.

“We wanted everyone to be able to see the town through the eyes of the people who call Ellesmere Port home, as well as visitors to the area who may have their favourite view, location or place and I am delighted with the results.

“I would like to congratulate each of the six winners on their excellent work, which will now be used to promote the town on local and national platforms. My thanks also go to our judges for what must have been a very difficult challenge given the quality of the entries we received.”

Entries were judged by a panel including Robert Mee, professional photographer Dr Afzal Ansary from the Royal Photographic Society, Andrew Miller MP, Councillor Pat Merrick and the Council’s Head of Localities for Ellesmere Port, Carly Brown.

Winners of each of the six categories received a £50 cash prize from Deputy Mayor of Ellesmere Port, Councillor Paul Donovan, at a special event.

Councillor Donovan said: “The competition was a fantastic way for us to see exactly what local people love about our town and has provided us with a real opportunity to promote positive images of the town through the eyes of the individual.

“It was my pleasure to award each of the six winners with their prizes and see their work displayed within the library.”

Images received will now be used by the Council and Development Board to promote and publicise the town and its offerings.