Winning Photographers Snap Up Places In Odiham Village Calendar
24 Jun 2014

Talented photographers picked up prizes in a competition run by award-winning housebuilder Linden Homes for a place in a fundraising picture calendar of the beautiful Hampshire village of Odiham.

The challenge was to submit the best images celebrating the area, which is also where Linden Homes Guildford is delivering high quality new houses at its Allingham Mews development, just off the High Street.

The 12 pictures judged the best not only won cash prizes of up to £200 for the photographer but will also feature in a 2014 / 2015 academic calendar which has been delivered to Mayhill Junior School to sell to boost their funds.

The awards were presented by Linden Homes Guildford’s sales and marketing director, Natalie Flint, during a ceremony at The Great Hall at The Cross Barn, Odiham, on Thursday June 19th.

Natalie Flint said: “People in Odiham are really proud of their community and their village – and that pride showed through very strongly in their beautiful and personal photography. Congratulations to all the winners.

“Competitions like this are really nice ways to show off the character of an area and highlight why they’re such popular places to live. We’re delighted to be delivering more new homes at Allingham Mews that fit the village’s rural atmosphere and architecture.”

The two categories were “Odiham buildings and architecture” and “Odiham life” capturing treasured moments. Each was divided by age: under-12s and 12-and-above. First prize for each of the four sections was £200, second £100 and third £50.

The senior winner of the “buildings and architecture” category was Sarah Voysey, who scooped the £200 prize with an image of Odiham Castle covered in snow. Second was Laura King and third was Amy Vickery (13).

In the junior half of “buildings and architecture”, Toby Thornton (7) won with an image of a commemorative flower display. Cara Holmes-Henderson (11) was second and Ellie Holmes-Henderson (11) third.

Hannah Lynch won the senior half of the “Odiham life” category with a landscape of the field behind the tennis club. Second was Sarah Voysey and third was Ginny Boxall.

Will Kettle (7) won in the “Odiham life” category’s junior section with his snap taken during an Odiham Cricket Club walk. Ellie Holmes-Henderson did well again by taking second and third.

Allingham Mews comprises just 15 private houses in an enviable location directly off the Odiham’s traditional High Street with its mix of shops and eateries.

Shaped by local architecture and materials, the high quality two, three and four-bedroom properties blend easily with the surrounding fine historic buildings that have earned the picturesque community its well-deserved Conservation Area status.

These homes have proved so popular that there are only a few remaining. To find out more, call 0844 644 1729

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For further information, contact Claire McCowan or Claire Bradley on 01962 893 893.

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