Monday, 9 January 2012

BWC Photo Competition; 2011 Category Winners

Today sees the announcement of the 6 category winners and runners-up for our 2011 photographic competition. They were chosen by our judging panel made up by Head Keeper, Matt Binstead. Centre owner, David Mills and Internationally renowned wildlife photographer Andy Rouse.

Overall the standard was very good, and it made the decisions hard, but below are the chosen winners and runners-up.



ANIMAL PORTRAIT


WINNER
"Focused" by Philip Petrou - submitted via email



RUNNER-UP
"Sweet Dreams" by Madmike - submitted via flickr




ANIMALS IN THEIR HABITAT


WINNER
"Stargazing" by Peter Hale - submitted via email



RUNNER-UP
"Field Mouse" by John Harding - submitted via email




ANIMALS IN MOTION


WINNER
"Snowy Owl" by Realise Photography - submitted via flickr



RUNNER-UP
"Frog" by Wendy Goodbody  -submitted via email




ANIMALS AND THEIR KEEPERS


WINNER
"Devotion" by Chris Sweet - submitted via flickr



RUNNER-UP
"Fox Cub" by Fless2 - submitted via flickr




ARTISTIC INTERPRETATION


WINNER
"Deer" by Moira (GML Images) - submitted via flickr



RUNNER-UP
"Badger Blur" by Jason Steel - submitted via flickr




JUNIOR


WINNER
"Water Vole" by Pardus99 - submitted via flickr



RUNNER-UP
"Squirrel" by Sid the Photographer - submitted via flickr




Congratulations to all the photographers mentioned above. You will be contacted over the coming week to be asked to submit a higher res version of your photo. This will enable us to print them ready for the "Competition Gallery", which will be displayed in our coffee shop throughout 2012.

Many congratulations to the category winners! Each receiving a complimentary family ticket. From the 6 winners an overall winner has been selected, and will be announced on this blog next Monday (the 16th of January.) They will win the grand prize of a 1-on-1 day here at the BWC with Professional Photographer Andy Rouse.


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