Right, it’s been a hellishly difficult thing to do, but the judges (Myself Bob, Phil Griffin, David Evans, Linda Mason, Phil Griffin, the young David Evans and a late addition of a certain young lady) have pondered and head scratched in the last week to find the winners and runners up of the BrownhillsBob/Brownhills Blog 2018 Summer Photo Competition.
I’d like to thank all entrants for their patience, and for their wonderful, beautiful entries. If you haven’t won, our commiserations, but there were so many brilliant images it was a very tough task.
If you were unlucky, there will be a similar competition over the coming New Year holiday as is always the case.
It was originally going to be five winners and five runners up; it’s actually come out at six winners and eight runners up as the field was so fine.
The winners, who each win a mini keg (8.8 pints) of Backyard Brewhouse ale which is brewed in Brownhills to great acclaim – (you’ll have to collect from the Brewery in Lichfield Road) are Eryl Powell for Harvest, Shelley Hankin for Family on the move, Jackie Astbury for Chasewater in pink, Katie Tuck for Hedgehog day, Sean Geraghty for Misty sunrise (or maybe set…) and Sam Turner for Berry meringue.
If winners are teetotal or too far away we’ll sort something out.
The runners up will each receive a book prize: I have a selection of used but good condition books on local history or themes and I’ll pass the list around: Pick the one you want and I’ll post it to you. Runners up are Tracey Dunn for Bouncing Bridesmaids, Kerry Christie for Fowl play, Anthony Hoult for Sunshine field, Sarah Emily Challis for Beach Buggy Fun, Chris Hill for The thrill of The Chase, Laura Taylor for Hand in hand into the forest, Mick Geraghty for Lilo and pooch and Sara Campbell for the Pike hunters.
I will be in touch over the next week or so with prize winners – please bear with me as I’ve not paid for the beer yet and I’ll need to know what they have available at the moment and what your choice is.
Prizes are as ever, are funded out of my own pocket – there are no sponsors and no funny stuff, this is purely for the community and the fun of it. The judges decision is final.
This competition has been for enjoyment and good feeling, thank you all for being so wonderfully community spirited, and for sharing the very best of what you found. It’s been a blast.
Thank you everyone.