Camera Competition Winner Announced
At long last we have a winner in our Panasonic Lumix camera competition! We’re sorry to have kept you all in suspense for so long. We had asked for a creatively written description of your favourite photograph, and we weren’t disappointed by any of the entries; in fact we were somewhat overwhelmed, and touched that more than three-hundred people had shared such personal stories with us.
The creative team spent many hours refining the entries down to a shortlist of just five. At final judging the choice of a winner was unanimous, and we were delighted to announce the winner was Carrie Nugent of Aylesbury. Carrie’s entry was a wonderfully lucid poem describing the start of a romance – the very first photograph of which was spontaneous, awkwardly composed, and unfortunately timed – showing the subject scratching his nose. The judges praised the charming manner in which this unveiled the hidden story of a photograph whose importance ran far deeper than its appearance as an image. They loved that the picture was treasured and captured a great moment in time despite its lack of artistic merit.
I didn’t really know him,
But still I clicked away,
I guess I wanted a reminder
of this simple London day,
He smiled oh so broadly
he has such a cheeky grin
deep set eyes and spiky hair
a manly looking chin
cars and people going past
while he struck his pose
It was then I took the shot
just as he scratched his nose!
I laughed because the picture
is exactly what I wanted
It’s the man I fell in love with
who has never taken me for granted.
I took the pic on our first date
and it sits proudly on our wall
a reminder of that perfect day,
When I began to fall….
Carrie was delighted to have won, “OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! Sorry, but this is so so amazing!!!! I broke my camera at Christmas and I’m getting married in June, so this will be a fantastic amazing prize, to be able to go on Honeymoon and actually take some pictures! I am so so happy, thank-you so much!” We wish them all the best for the wedding and hope they get some more photos to treasure just as much.
Sorry to all those who missed out this time, but thank you all for making the time and the effort to submit such great entries.