Liza Toth’s winning entry for the 2013 FPS Photographic Competition
The certificate winners; from left to right:
Mark Hodson, Michelle Salter, Simon Smith, Alison Acred, Ron Acred and, front, the overall winner Liza Toth (Max Stevens was not present)
Rather than reproduce the photos on the blog directly, it’s better to see them as an impressive slideshow via Get Hampshire: see here. There’s a summary poster below.
As interesting background, Vicki Jull (the competition organiser) writes:
“Fleet Morning Townswomen’s Guild is part of a wider network of Guilds within the Hampshire North area, and operates under the National Townswomen umbrella.
For many years the Guild has undertaken fund-raising for charity as part of its activities, and was delighted to support the appeal for the construction of a dipping platform at Fleet Pond.
I am told that this was the second highest amount raised within the Guild, and the Fleet Morning Townswomen’s Guild dipping platform is now resplendent in The Flash between Hemelite Bay and the station car park (see picture below).
The pond-dipping platform near Fleet Station
Because of the amazing support that the Guild gave to Fleet Pond Society, our Committee asked their Committee to judge our ‘Woods, Water & Wildlife’ photographic competition.”
Barbara, Nancy and Vivien of the Townswomen’s Guild
At the FPS AGM, Barbara Billinge, Nancy Sparrow and Vivien Shoesmith of the Townswomen’s Guild (see picture above) presented the six Highly Commended certificates, and the Rose Bowl prize for the Best Photograph.
The Rose Bowl is an annual presentation that was donated by Fleet Photographic.
Once again, if you’ve not done so already, it’s well worth having a look at the impressive slideshow of the winning entries! See here.