Picture This 2007

Aiming to capture the public’s passion for Letchworth Garden City, the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation organised this inaugural photographic competition, called ‘Picture This’. Tasked with photographing Letchworth Garden City’s landmark buildings and environmental features, the competition attracted over 50 entrants, each submitting three photographs.

Launched during the Garden City’s festival week in July 2007, the competition was open to all, with our youngest entrant just four years old. Up for grabs was a £1000 of photographic equipment split between a winner and runner up in two categories, over 18s and under 18s.

The quality of entries was very high and although many photographs displayed the same landmarks, each had its own individual style, making it very hard to choose a favourite. The competition closed in August 2007 with an exhibition of entries held as part of Heritage Open Days on the weekend of the 8th & 9th September.

With so many top quality photographs, the task of selecting a winner fell to a group of independent photography enthusiasts. Following a number of hours of deliberating and review, two winners were selected (over 18s and under 18s) along with one runner up in each category and a further four entries the judges felt worthy of commending.

The Winners and Runners Up (see photo gallery below)

Over 18s
Winner – Mr Conrad Ziebland
Photograph: The Fountain on Broadway Gardens

Runner up – Mr Witold Leonowicz
Photograph: Norton Common

Under 18s
Winner – Miss Elizabeth Brookes
Photograph: The Cloisters

Runner up – Miss Mae Reader
Photograph: A Jester in The Gallery

The winning and runner up photographs are displayed to the right in the same order.

Commended
Alice Brookes
Lizzy Gawley Green
Witold Leonowicz
Richard Taylor

Picture This - Winner - The Fountain on Broadway Gardens - by Conrad Ziebland
Picture This - Runner Up - Norton Common - by Witold Leonowicz
Picture This - U18 Winner - The Cloisters - by Miss Elizabeth Brookes
Picture This - U18 Runner Up - A Jester in the Gallery - Miss Mae Reader
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