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Rutland’s Website Photography Competition results announced

By Evie Payne

23rd Nov 2022 | Local News

From left to right: Cllr Lucy Stephenson, David Bannister, Jack Toseland, John Stokes, Annabella Iden, Keith Simpson, Nate Vallins and Cllr Karen Payne (image courtesy of RCC)
From left to right: Cllr Lucy Stephenson, David Bannister, Jack Toseland, John Stokes, Annabella Iden, Keith Simpson, Nate Vallins and Cllr Karen Payne (image courtesy of RCC)

The results of Rutland County Council's Website Photography Competition are now in, and the winners and runners up have been presented with their prizes at the Council Chamber on Monday the 21st of November 2022.

Close to 130 individual images were received from Rutland's very talented community, each snap taken of an area around our beautiful county that depicts life within Rutland.

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Lucy Stephenson and Cabinet Member for Transformation, Cllr Karen Payne, presented the winners and runners up each with an amazon voucher, certificate and a print of their photo to take away with them. 

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Lucy Stephenson, said:

'With so many entries, the scoring, which was based on a set of criteria, was extremely difficult for all of the judges. We are so pleased to see so many people in the community get involved in the competition and looking through the entries was an absolute pleasure. We definitely have many talented photographers in Rutland!

'On behalf of the Council, I'd like to say a huge thank you for all entries and also a big congratulations to the winners and close runners up.'

The winners are:

Stanley Donaldson – under 14 category

Keith Simpson – Over 14 category

The runners up are:

Jack Toseland – Under 14 category

Annabella Iden – Under 14 category

Nate Vallins – Under 14 category

David Bannister – Over 14 category

John Stokes – Over 14 category

The chosen photos will now be used on Rutland County Council's new website which will be trialled on the 5th December and officially go live in the beginning of January. 

They will also be shared leading up to the go live date over Rutland County Council's social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Rutland County Council's Cabinet Member for Transformation, Cllr Karen Payne, said: "The new website is designed so that our customers have the best experience finding and using our services online. It will be a way for residents to access information more quickly and easily – particularly from smartphones, so we are excited to get it up and running. 

 "As well as being fully functional, we also want the website to look its very best and these winning photos will do just that. This is a website for our community and so it is very apt that images on our homepage are taken by those that live in the county."

Congratulations to all involved.

 

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