The Mayor of Bath

WINNERS MAYOR OF BATH’S PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

Tuesday 1st September 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS –

MAYOR OF BATH’S PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

'MEMORIES OF BATH, LONELY IN LOCKDOWN' 

The Mayor of Bath (Councillor Manda Rigby) and Paul Gillis, editorial and commercial photographer, have made their final decisions for winners of a Photographic Competition.

There were well over 100 entries received for this competition, the first time the Mayor had run a photographic contest. The response to the 19+ age group was absolutely overwhelming, and so the Mayor asked for an additional winner by public vote in this category.

The Mayor said “I’m calling this, it was a success. We have had contact with many people previously unknown to the Mayoralty, and invitations have come directly as a result of the competition. We are finding the need for public service is greater during tough times. The photos were amazing, and spoke to many things we became more aware of in lockdown... nature, our own spaces, exercise, connections both personal and remote, food providers... all ways we combatted our own loneliness. We had such a hard job in judging, we really did, and all entrants should feel very proud of their work. In the end, although there were some truly superb other photos, for me the winners were the ones which artistically illustrated the theme, and provoked a reaction. The photos will be lodged with the Record Office as a permanent reminder of Bath in 2020.”

Under 11 age joint Category Winners

Isaac Hills-Denley &

Theo Morley

12- 18 age joint Category Winners

Fenn Bertin &

Oscar Talbot

19+ age Category Winner

Vanessa Rew

Highly Commended

Tania Orgill, Claire Jackson, Tonya van Gieson, Hannah Brightman, Susan Sloman, Clive Dellard, Marilyn Kirby, Sue McGoldrick, Carole Brazukas, Simon Lees, Cara Petersen. 

19+ age Category Public Vote Winner

Eden Allen

Further Reading

MEMORIES OF BATH, LONELY IN LOCKDOWN

Mayor's Citizen of the Year

Norman Bath

The Norman invasion of 1066 brought with it a change of ruler and a change of fortune for the town. In 1088 Bath was involved in a revolt against the rule of King William II. Using Bristol as a base, rebel Norman bishops ravaged Bath and the surrounding a

"Floreat Bathon" May Bath flourish