Lawley Village residents snap up fantastic prizes in annual photo competition.
The ‘Loving Life in Lawley’ photo competition is now in its fourth year, and with some great entries this year, the judges faced a difficult task choosing the winners.
The competition was first launched in 2013 by housebuilding consortium the Lawley Village Developer Group (LVDG) – which comprises Barratt Homes, Charles Church, David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey – and asks residents to submit an image to reflect the community spirit of the village, the beautiful surrounding landscapes or stylish local architecture.
This year’s first place in the 11 years and under category was Harry Guy, who won a £100 gift voucher for his photo showcasing the wonderful landscape around the area as he climbs in one of the nearby trees. Following closely in second place was last year’s winner Dylan Guy, who bagged himself a £50 voucher for capturing some fun and frolics in front of the clock tower monument.
In the 12-18 years category, Katie Kinnon kept her winner’s title for the third year running with a £100 voucher for her picture reflecting the friendships made in the community. Second place went to Joshua Guy for his family portrait.
The stakes were high in the adult category, with Lawley’s amateur photographers all competing for a £500 cash prize. Andrea Hemmings managed to pip the competition to first place with her beautiful photograph of two children at the playground on the crescent by Woodland View. Titled ‘The Perfect Balance’, Andrea describes the picture as reflecting the great mix of residential and recreational spaces in Lawley.
In joint second place and winning a prize of £50 each were Chris Lewis and Tim Growcott. Chris managed to capture a stunning sunset over the development, while Tim used some camera trickery to snap moving shoppers and create a ghostly effect.
Stephen Cleveley, for LVDG, says: “We received some great entries this year and picking a winner was extremely difficult. This is the fourth year we’ve ran the competition and the calibre of entries gets better every time.
“All photographs really showed appreciation for the development, and it’s fantastic to see the residents creating a community and making the most of the surrounding area.”
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