You have probably been aware that we have been running a photography competition as we wanted to create a calendar for 2017. We wanted to involve all past volunteers and visitors in order to feature their amazing photos taken during their time in Malawi with RIPPLE Africa.
The prize? The overall winner would receive an inspiring two-week stay at RIPPLE Africa in Malawi for two in 2017 (which included accommodation and food but excluded flights and in-country transport) plus a calendar and the runners up would each receive a calendar too.
We had a fantastic response and a great selection of photographs were entered.
We invited three independent judges to come into the office to make the difficult decision of selecting the best 12 entries to feature in our 2017 charity calendar.
We were honoured that Jake McNulty (Freelance Photographer) John Credland (Buckingham Camera Club) and Helen Shaw (Buckingham Art for All) agreed to be judges, providing their expert opinions on the photographs and making the difficult decisions on choosing the winning photographs.
The judges deliberating
The decisions have been made!
Eventually the judges agreed on the final 12 and we are pleased to reveal that the winning photograph was entered by Kieran McCabe!
Kieran’s winning entry “All work and no play”
The runners up are:
Sam Ernest-Jones, Vanessa Skelton, Tine Westerdahl, Linda Vardy, Patrick Ford, Megan McGarry, Peter and Alison Miller, Kieran McCabe, Caroline Weber, Shaney Abra and Eileen Searle. Well done to all of you.
Thank you to everyone who entered. There really was a great selection of photographs and these final twelve will all be featured in the calendar.
Watch this space for news on when the calendar will be available – it looks like it’s going to be a good one!