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 the Wee Pickle have pondered and head scratched in the last two weeks to find the winners and runners up of the BrownhillsBob/Brownhills Blog 2019 New Year 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. Yet again we were astounded and very proud of the very creative, talented folk out there. You’re all fantastic.
If you were unlucky, there will be a similar competition over the midsummer as we did last year.
There is an additional runner up of David Evans who entered, although he was a judge – but his picture was such fun he gets a special mention! He’s a top lad. Thank you mate. Gwarn The Wood!
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 Claire Georgina, Eryl Powell, Mark Hollowood, Tracey Newton, Fred Butler and Julie Handley. We all agreed these were superb images that conveyed the spirit of the season or local area.
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 Simon Cartlidge Swain, Suzanne Symes, Stuart Cattle, Emma Mycock, Andy Matthews and Donna Purchas. Again, all are excellent images. I was very hard choosing winners.
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. Sorting out the prizes is always a fairly long process. Please be patient 🙂
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.