Thank you to everyone who entered our Summer Photo Competition this year, we were amazed by your creativity and images. We received over 500 entries from all over the world, meaning choosing a winner was very difficult.
We took over The Snug, our common room, and had to push four tables together just to fit all your entries on and even that wasn’t quite enough, we still had to balance lots of images on our benches! After a heated discussion we managed to shrink the 500+ entries down to just 40 finalists. We then drafted in the help of the Seasalt Artists and gave them the very hard decision of choosing the winner and two runner ups.
After much jostling, reordering and the odd fight (just kidding…) our lovely Seasalt Artists managed to narrow the finalists down to the final three, and because it was so tight they also threw in an extra two who are highly commended.
Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for, here are the winners of 2014 Seasalt Summer Competition:
1st Prize (£100 Seasalt Vouchers)
Amanda Lipke – You know it’s summer when… you can drink straight from the hose!
The team loved the composition of this photo. They thought the subject matter was both humorous and endearing, and found the image evocative of childhood summers.
Our two runners up winning a selection of Cornish goodies from Spiezia, Origin Coffee and Healey’s Cyder Farm:
Nyck Moore’s hilarious photo captioned, “…and he does go to Specsavers!”
The team had a good giggle at this picture which reminded them of certain family members. They also love ice cream so this was one of their favourites from the start!
Jen Edyvean sent us this photo with the caption:
You know it’s summer when… the beach parties start.
This photo was described as a dreamy, romantic summer evening. The perfect place to chill out after a long day surfing.
The Seasalt Artists also wanted to commend the following to entrants on their images.
Rebecca Lewis’s, “You know it’s summer when… you’re nearly there” brought back feelings of excitement when going on holiday as a child.
This image by Victoria Saines summed up perfectly what a Cornish summer means – sand in everything, and melted ice cream everywhere.
We were so amazed by all the entries that we’d like to offer everyone who entered a little something, so please pop your name and address in an email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch.