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Rusthall: A Picture Tells All 2018

The competition was kindly judged by Gary Francis, Chief Photographer of Courier Media Group who says: "In Summary: another great year of images from the people of Rusthall and probably even harder to judge than in previous years as the subject matter gets wider and wider. Once again I also found it difficult to judge if you base 'Rusthall' as the criteria.
"Slightly disappointing this year to have no under sixteen entries as in previous years there have been some stunning pictures from younger children."
Gary Francis, September 9, 2018


OVERALL WINNER

Photo Competition

Rusthall Common in July 2018
by Julian Britten
Judge's Comment: "Nice sky and I like the image of the lady leading us into the
picture and wanting to know where the footpath leads us. It is probably a typical
Rusthall scene but not as photographed as Toad Rock."


FIRST RUNNER UP

Photo Competition

Shadwell Woods I, April 2018
by Jenni Mathews
Judge's Comment: "I like the close up of the bluebells and the composition which
throws the Bluebells in the distance out of focus to replicate the haze effect they
often show us."


SECOND RUNNER UP

Photo Competition

The Night
by Aleksandra Sejdia
Judge's Comment: "Great composition. The fireworks almost fill the frame but
including the silhouetted figures in the lower half of the picture gives a nice balance.
I would guess this was taken at the Annual Rusthall bonfire event."


THIRD RUNNER UP

Photo Competition

Girl With Puddle Near Ashley Gardens, July 2018
by Jenni Mathews
Judge's Comment: "A fun picture of a child at play absorbed in what she is doing
and a reminder to us of childhood."


HIGHLY COMMENDED

Photo Competition

Stepping Out
by Suzy Phillips
Judge's Comment: "A lovely snowy scene and 'you can
feel the cold'. Again it is good because the figures lead us
into the picture and it doesnít matter that you canít
see their faces."


HIGHLY COMMENDED

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Being
by Michaela Starkey
Judge's Comment: "A lovely silhouette and the flare adds to the image.
Gives a warm feeling."


HIGHLY COMMENDED

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Tarry Path in the Snow
by Sue White
Judge's Comment: "A lovely snow scene with a bright blue sky. The shadows and
the path draw you into the image."


HIGHLY COMMENDED

Photo Competition

Silhouette
by Karen Gardner
Judge's Comment: "The only picture submitted in black and white
but it has lovely tones."


HIGHLY COMMENDED

Photo Competition

Balloon Sunset
by Anna Hayes
Judge's Comment: "A nice picture to include the sun the moon
and a balloon, but it might benefit from cropping to reduce the
darkness in the lower half of the picture."


HIGHLY COMMENDED

Photo Competition

Sheep Escape Lower Green Road
by Anna Hayes
Judge's Comment: "The pose of the sheep
just made me smile and the image is
nicely composed. (The rule of Thirds
applies nicely here)"


Photo Competition

The Future
by Aleksandra Sejdia


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Last Breath
by Aleksandra Sejdia


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Incredible 7 of Rusthall
by Aleksandra Sejdia


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Sleeping Beauty
by Aleksandra Sejdia


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Blackberry on Rusthall Common, August 2018
by Jenni Mathews


Photo Competition

Shadwell Woods II, April 2018
by Jenni Mathews


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Rusthall Bonfire 2017
by Jenni Mathews


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Toad Rock
by Tasha Young


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Cool Cat
by Tasha Young


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Ladybird
by Tasha Young


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Rusthall Common in March 2018
by Julian Britten


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Woods Behind Rusthall Common in February 2018 (II)
by Julian Britten


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Woods Behind Rusthall Common in February 2018 (I)
by Julian Britten


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Rusthall Common in October 2017
by Julian Britten


Photo Competition

Owl Rock??
by Kevin Mullery


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Truck In Snow
by Suzy Phillips


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Fun With Child And Dog At Toad Rock
by Suzy Phillips


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Community Gathering in Upper Street
by Suzy Phillips


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Fallen Tree In Bull's Hollow
by Suzy Phillips


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Boys In Bull's Hollow
by Suzy Phillips


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Time Travel: Toad Rock As It Was
by Mick Bean


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On the Allotment
by Oliver Peters


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A Place of Contemplation
by Sue White


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School's Out
by Sue White


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Virgin Balloon in Field
by Anna Hayes


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Butterfly on Flower in Garden
by Anna Hayes


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Feeling Hungry
by Karen Gardner


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Rusthall Common I
by Karen Gardner


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Rusthall Common II
by Karen Gardner


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Blossom
by Karen Gardner


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Garden Party I
by Allan 'Jif' Peters


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Garden Party II
by Allan 'Jif' Peters


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Keith the Ram
by Jane Frederick-Geer


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Thinking
at Toad Rocks by Amber Powney


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Chilly
at Rusthall Park by Amber Powney


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Frosty
at Grange Road Woods by Amber Powney


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Winter
at Grange Road Woods by Amber Powney


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Spider With Moth in Lower Green Road
by Anna Hayes


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Goat Hungry on Farm in Lower Green Road
by Anna Hayes


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Hello Goat
by Anna Hayes


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Spa Golf Course in the Snow
by Nigel Suckling


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Loaf Rock by Night
by Allan 'Jif' Peters


Rusthall Photographic Competition

WHAT IS IT?

A photographic competition entitled 'Rusthall: A Picture Tells All' which is being run by the Rusthall Village Association and is intended to be an opportunity for people to send in up to 5 images of what Rusthall means to them, today. There is no restriction as to what or where the photographs are taken (all pictures will be vetted prior to publication for common decency and appropriateness for an all-age audience). They can be of people, places, animals, buildings, landscapes, wildlife, events etc.


WHO CAN ENTER?

Anyone can enter the competition. The only rules are that the photos must have been taken in or of Rusthall, and they must have been taken within the past year. There are two categories:
1) for 16 year olds and under
2) over 16 year olds


HOW CAN I ENTER THE COMPETITION?

Simply send in your photograph to our website manager Nigel Suckling nigel.R.suckling@gmail.com with your name, contact number, email, age (if under 16) and where and when the photograph was taken.
Alternatively you can post a print with all your details to Alex Britcher at 1 Manor Road which runs beside the first One Stop in Rusthall High Street.


WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY PHOTOGRAPH?

The photographs will be displayed here on the website showing the name of the entrant, where the photo was taken and, if less than 16, the age of the entrant. A copy of the photographs will then be held on file at Rusthall Library as an historical document


HOW LONG DOES THE COMPETITION RUN FOR?

The competition will run from July - 2nd September 2018


WILL THERE BE WINNERS AND WHO DOES THE JUDGING?

Yes, there will be 1 winner and 3 runners up from each of the two categories. The photographic editor from the Courier will be judging the competition


WHAT HAPPENS IF I WIN AND HOW WILL I KNOW?

Winners will have their pictures printed in the Kent and Sussex Courier and will also win a prize - £50 for the winner of the adult category, £30 M&S voucher for the first runner-up and £15 M&S vouchers for the other two runners-up; £40 cash for the 16 and under winner and book tokens for runners-up. Winners will be contacted via telephone or email and a prize-giving ceremony will be held at the Rusthall Village Association meeting on Wednesday 19th September 2018

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Competition supported by Rusthall Parish Council


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