'A New Normal' winners revealed

'A New Normal' winners revealed

14 October 2020

The winners of our ‘A New Normal’ photography competition have been chosen and presented with their prizes.

The competition ran throughout the summer and entrants were invited to submit an image that best captured their experiences of life during lockdown. What does the ‘new normal’ look like?

We were thrilled with the quality and quantity of the entries we received and the range of topics they covered. Our winners were recently presented with their prizes at The Box by Engagement Officer, Tony Davey.

Chance Peters with Tony Davey from The Box
Tamara Raw with Tony Davey from The Box
Portia Crossley with Tony Davey from The Box

Take a look at the three winning images and find out what each of our photographers had to say about them.

15 years and under

The winner of the '15 years and under' category is 9 year old Chance Peters. His image is called ‘Long Walks’.

I have a keen interest in photography. Since lockdown I go for more walks with my family to take photos. Sometimes I don't like going for long walks but finding beautiful places make it worth it.

Chance Peters, winner of the '15 years and under' category

'Long Walks' by Chance Peters

16-25 years

The winner in our '16-25 years' category is Tamara Raw whose entry reflects the current times perfectly.

When doing a dawn walk with my camera, I noticed this in the water. A glove. It's not the first time, it won't be the last. We were told to stay in. We didn't. We were told to be kind. We weren't. We were told to wear masks. We refused. Mother Nature is being poisoned after we tried to help her heal.

Tamara Raw, winner of the '16-25 years' category

'Glove' by Tamara Raw

Over 25 years

The winner of our 'Over 25 years' category is Portia Crossley with her image, ‘Disinfecting the Shopping Bags’.

I think the first time it hit me quite how serious this pandemic is, was when I looked out my window and saw my neighbour disinfecting her shopping bags on the washing line! Now it is the 'new normal!

Portia Crossley, winner of the 'Over 25 years' category

'Disinfecting the Shopping Bags' by Portia Crossley

Chance was presented with a large goody bag full of wonderful items from our shop. Tamara and Portia were presented with £200 each. Their images will be displayed in our ‘Photo Album’ gallery in 2021.

Thank you to everyone who took the time and effort to enter the competition. We're looking forward to displaying the winning images alongside a selection of other entries for all our visitors to see next year.