Article Date: 18 November 2010
The recent “Our Scottish Borders” photography competition received a fantastic response, with over 140 images submitted across the three categories of Under 16, Adult and Professional photographers. The images submitted show many different perspectives of life in the Scottish Borders and the surrounding countryside, which made the judging process a very difficult one!
The winning and runner-up images will be showcased in an exhibition running from 18 – 21 November at the Heart of Hawick. The winning photographers were presented with their very own image, reproduced as a postcard, at a small reception prior to the exhibition.
Councillor Vicky Davidson, the Council’s’ Executive Member for Economic Development was delighted with the competition commenting: “We were delighted with the number and quality of entries submitted. It’s obvious that we have a lot of very talented photographers who are inspired by the beauty of the Border landscapes and the abundant wildlife in our countryside. The Our Scottish Borders photo bank is a great way to advertise life in the Borders and I would encourage businesses to take advantage of the branding and images in their own websites – it is a free resource which anyone can use to promote the Borders.”
The winners in each category were:
Beth Thomson – Roxburgh Bridge in winter
Melissa Hunter – Smailholm Tower
Alison MacGregor – Scots pines at Smailholm
Robin Chapman – Abbotsford House
Angus Blackburn – Sheep ‘n’ neeps and Short-eared owl