Jesmond through a lens

The winner of Jesmond Community Forum’s annual photography competition was announced last week, from a raft of submissions themed around ‘Jesmond through the Seasons’.

Wintry Cascade by David Whinham, a winner of this year's JCF photography competitionDavid Whinham scooped the prize for two photographs – ‘Speed of Light’ taken at Town Moor fun fair, the Hoppings; and ‘Wintry Cascade’, which captured a snow-covered Jesmond Dene.

Close behind was Fiona Clarke, who was named runner up for her submission, ‘Jesmond Dene in January’.

Speed of Light by David Whinham, a winner of this year's JCF photography competition

The judging panel included local councillors Bob Walker and Catherine Pagan, photographer Henry Aarvold and the Forum’s own Jonathan Scott.

Amongst the prizes were books of local interest, provided by Tyne Bridge Publishing, Newcastle City Libraries; and a half day’s specialist photography training with Aarvold.

The 12 best photographs submitted in the competition will be used in the 2011 Jesmond Calendar, which will be available from Jesmond Library later in November.

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