Merseystyle photography competition winners

18 September 2013 by Sam

people sitting at a table with coffee, looking at photos

The Merseystyle competition judges

Over the summer lots of people entered our Merseystyle photography competition. As exhibition curator Sharon Brown reports, choosing the winners was a tough job for our judges:

“The exhibition Merseystyle: Photographs by the Caravan Gallery has proved very popular since it opened in the Skylight Gallery at the Museum of Liverpool on 10 May 2013.

As part of the exhibition we ran a photography competition, open to all. We asked people to send in a photograph that reflected a unique and personal view of their neighbourhood in Liverpool or Wirral, using the Caravan Gallery’s unique style as a guide.

We received a fabulous 357 entries. But who would our five winners be?

On the afternoon of Thursday 5th September the judging panel, Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale (The Caravan Gallery), Patrick Henry (Liverpool International Photography Festival) and Janet Dugdale (Director, Museum of Liverpool) spent several hours looking at all the entries. They whittled them down to the top 50, then the top 20… then, the final five were chosen.

The winners have now been notified and their photographs will be framed and go on show in the Merseystyle exhibition from 23 September until the end of the exhibition on 27 October.

The winning photographs are:

  • ‘Hung out to dry’ by James Malone
  • ‘Fountain Fun’ by Cassie Hodge
  • ‘Fag break’ by Richard Cooper
  • ‘Roundabout – The Grand National, Aintree’ by Adam Akins
  • ‘Park Services’ by Pete Carr

You can see an online gallery of the competition entries on the website, and do come and see the winners on the wall next week.”

  1. bruce says:

    Cant belive one of the winners of the caravan gallery comp was the liverpool museums photopgrapher/website person what a swizz. A let down for all the passion put onto the photographs. The competiton was exciting to enter.the other winners well desrved.

  2. Sharon Brown, exhibition curator says:

    The winners of the Merseystyle Photography Competition were chosen anonymously. The judges did not know who had taken the photographs when they were shown the entries.

    A member of staff did not win the competition but collected the framed photograph on behalf of a winner who could not attend.

    We were delighted by the number of entrants and the standard of entries.

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