Prize-Winners Aged 6 To 63 In Linden Homes Bourton Photo Challenge

Prize-winners ranged from six to 63-years-old as the results of the Bourton-on-the-Water photo competition were revealed by local housebuilder Linden Homes.

More than 100 entries were submitted by local residents after the Abingdon-based housebuilder challenged the community to send in pictures celebrating their beautiful village.

The contestants were vying for the chance to win cash rewards and the honour of their images being displayed at the sales suite of the new Honeystones development, on the edge of Bourton-on-the-Water.

Steve Garton, Linden Homes Thames Valley sales and marketing director, was one of the judges. He said: “We asked local residents to celebrate their community – and they couldn’t have done a better job showing off what a wonderful place it is to live. Congratulations to all the entrants.

“The variety, affection and interest in the entries was so impressive; from young children to older people who have enjoyed living here for years. The pictures will make very fitting additions to our sales suite at Honeystones.”

Certificates and awards were presented on Thursday November 26th at Honeystones, a collection of high quality three, four and five-bedroom houses in Bourton-on-the-Water.

There was a combined £875 of prize money on offer. The winner of the Bourton Life category in the 12-and-over section was Carl Morgan (50). He took the £150 prize with his image of splashing boots in the Rover Windrush.

In second place, winning £100, was 14-year-old Sami Emir with his traditional street scene, complete with phonebox and model village sign. Third was Sian Mari Powell (23) who won £75 for her lake reflections at the Greystones Nature Reserve.

In the Bourton Life 11-and-under section, the top prize of £100 went to nine-year-old Amy Williams who triumphed with her photo of a duck by the river’s edge. Taking the £75 second prize was Eva Goddard (6) and her picture of an autumn evening on Bourton fishing lakes. Carl Walsh (11) captured a gate framing a house to win the £50 third prize.

Phil Evans (63) was the winner of the £150 top prize in the Bourton Buildings and Architecture category, for all ages. The judges loved his image of an evening alleyway atmospherically lit by house windows.

Phil beat into second place Carl Morgan, the Bourton Life category senior winner, whose image of reflections on a bridge claimed the £100 silver prize. The £75 third prize went to 14-year-old Hal Pett for his autumnal image of leaves and a steel bench after rain.

To find out more about Honeystones, call 01451 493 196.

Left to right (back row): Sami Emir, Hal Pett, Linden Homes Steve Garton, Phil Evans & Carl Morgan Left to right (front row): Carl Walsh, Eva Goddard & Amy Williams
Left to right (back row): Sami Emir, Hal Pett, Linden
Homes Steve Garton, Phil Evans & Carl Morgan
Left to right (front row): Carl Walsh,
Eva Goddard & Amy Williams

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15 December 2015

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