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Photo Competition Results

Winners Announced

Barnard Castle Christmas Lights has announced the two winners of the photo competition in the categories for adults and for under 16s in its Christmas photo competition.  


See Gallery below for Winners and Commended entries.

1st Place - Kirsty Brien, Barnard Castle
1st Place - Kirsty Brien, Barnard Castle

Winner - Overall

Kirsty Brien’s photo demonstrated the ‘full Christmas spirit of wonder, magic and wishing.  It was the seasonal sentiment...togetherness. Her photo captured the kids' enjoyment of the lights beautifully. It was a photo that encapsulated the wonder of Christmas for children.’

Winner - Under 16's

In their comments, the judges said that Aidan Woodward’s photo had ‘dramatic verticals of the tree and spire and was an excellent composition. It was an atmospheric shot and they liked how the church silhouette was outlined in the background’.

1st Place Winner - Under 16s - Aidan Woo

Judging Panel

Adrian Jenkins - Director of The Bowes Museum

Trevor Brookes - Editor of Teesdale Mercury

Andy Beck - Founder of I Love Teesdale

Sarah Gent - Family Activities @ TCR HUB

Sue Smith - Director of Barnard Castle Christmas Lights (Community Interest Company)

Not-for-profit, these leading lights and community organisations protect, preserve, enhance and promote the traditions and treasures of Barnard Castle in Teesdale.

Judges were impressed by the standard of this year's competition submissions.

Well done and thank you to everyone who entered. 

Browse the 'highly commended' entries below, click to enlarge and view details:

Photo Comp Results Gallery
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