As part of the Bedford Park Festival, every year there is a photography competition, sponsored by Snappy Snaps Chiswick and The Chiswick Calendar. The 2019 competition had more than 200 entries with some fantastic photographs in all categories. The overall winner of the competition was chosen by Richard Bradbury, an internationally acclaimed professional photographer who lives locally, whose work as a commercial, editorial and advertising photographer has won many awards. A a past President of the Master Photographers Association, Richard has judged many photography competitions, yet was very impressed by the standard and the variety of work on show.
The competition photographs were exhibited in the Parish Hall of St Michael & All Angels Church over the opening weekend of the Bedford Park Festival, Friday 7 – Sunday 9 June 2019, where members of the public voted for their favourites in each category. Scroll down to see the overall winner, second and third runners up, chosen by Richard, and the winners in each category, chosen by the public.
The winning photograph was this portrait of Eha, the photographer’s mother, by Sirli Raitma.
In second place, the fly past of the Red Arrows, captured by Jon Perry.
In third place, this image of a butterfly posed beautifully on the delicate tendrils of a plant, by Catherine Day.
Portraits & People
The winning photograph was this portrait of a woman and a horse – ‘Pagona and Kiloni’ by John Clare.
Winner in the Chiswick Life section was Jon Perry’s image of a fox caught in the headlights of a car.
The winning image in the Animals category was this picture of a stag in the mist by Sirli Raitma.
The Natural World
Winner in the Natural World category was Mark Lawson’s photograph of a crane with a crab in its bill.
Landscapes & Seascapes
The winning image in Landscapes & Seascapes was John Clare’s picture of a beach, taken from above.
The Built Environment
There were two images tying for first place in the Built Environment category: this elegant black & white image of a spiral staircase by Jennifer Griffiths and the derelict Brighton Pier by Anna Kunst.
Winner in the Serendipity category of the humorous and bizarre was Anna Kunst’s photograph ‘Still Life, dead fly’.
You can see all the photographs entered in each of the categories here.
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